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with Gold Moon's LIMITED EDITION Mint Chocolate Holidaze shatter

Limited Edition Mint Chocolate Holidaze Shatter

To light up the Holidaze, we’ve introduced a mouth-watering new shatter flavor. Mint Chocolate: the combination of velvety chocolate notes with just the right hint of mint. It’ll reawaken your love for iconic treats, from Häagen Dazs to Andes chocolates. The flavor a was crafted with care in a small batch, so don’t miss out. Mint Chocolate Holidaze shatter can be found at the following dispensaries:

Bud Junction, Kerby, OR
Hijinx Cannabis, Medford, OR
High Desert Cannabis, Pendleton, OR
Tumbleweed Cannabis Co., Hines, OR

If you don’t see it, just ask!

Limited Edition Mint Chocolate Holidaze Shatter

To light up the Holidaze, we’ve introduced a mouth-watering new shatter flavor. Mint Chocolate: the combination of velvety chocolate notes with just the right hint of mint. It’ll reawaken your love for iconic treats, from Häagen Dazs to Andes chocolates. The flavor a was crafted with care in a small batch, so don’t miss out. Mint Chocolate Holidaze shatter can be found at the following dispensaries:

Bud Junction, Kerby, OR
Hijinx Cannabis, Medford, OR
High Desert Cannabis, Pendleton, OR
Tumbleweed Cannabis Co., Hines, OR

If you don’t see it, just ask!

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Shatter vs. Wax – What is the right concentrate for you?

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Shatter vs. Wax – What is the right concentrate for you?

It really depends.  Cannabis concentrates are oils which are extracted from the cannabis plant by an extraction method. The most common method of extraction is Butane (BHO).  Both shatter and wax are extracted in similar ways.  Both have high THC content with Wax coming in with a slightly lower THC content. Both of them are consumed, for the most part, via dabbing.  The main difference is appearance and purity.

Shatter vs. Wax – What is the right concentrate for you?

It really depends.  Cannabis concentrates are oils which are extracted from the cannabis plant by an extraction method. The most common method of extraction is Butane (BHO).  Both shatter and wax are extracted in similar ways.  Both have high THC content with Wax coming in with a slightly lower THC content. Both of them are consumed, for the most part, via dabbing.  The main difference is appearance and purity.

Wax

Wax has a crumble like texture, which comes from the agitation process during extraction. One of the reasons Wax usually has a lower THC content than shatter is because of lipids, which can cause slightly more harsh taste.

Gold Moon Shatter

Shatter on the other hand is a translucent concentrate with varying degrees of light to amber color, with a texture similar to hard candy.  Some high-quality shatters are not as brittle.  Shatters extraction process removes many solids, and its terpene content will give off a nice aroma.

Gold Moon is extracted using a crafting process we call Nitro-XT.  We use low heat that allows us to coax the maximum THCA & THC from the concentrate and delivers a very clean, potent and smooth dabbing experience. If you’ve tried Gold Moon shatter, let us know how you liked it. If you haven’t, learn more about our crafting process here.

As you can see, both Shatter and Wax are extracted concentrates, but if you’re looking for the purest and most potent experience, shatter may be the better option for you!

The power players of cannabis: Terpenes, THC and CBD

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Fresh cannabis emits an intoxicating scent.  This aroma springs from powerful compounds that are known as terpenes.

A recent article in The Cannabis Digest notes, “We’ve all been around terpenes before: This diverse class of organic compounds is found in a variety of plants and is responsible for giving things like pine trees, citrus fruits, and lavender their distinct smells.” 1

Terpenes provide significant healing properties according to 420 Intel.  In an article, they point out that understanding individual terpenes is key for evaluating the ways they interact with both the THC and CBD compounds in cannabis.

Fresh cannabis emits an intoxicating scent.  This aroma springs from powerful compounds that are known as terpenes.

A recent article in The Cannabis Digest notes, “We’ve all been around terpenes before: This diverse class of organic compounds is found in a variety of plants and is responsible for giving things like pine trees, citrus fruits, and lavender their distinct smells.” 1

Terpenes provide significant healing properties according to 420 Intel.  In an article, they point out that understanding individual terpenes is key for evaluating the ways they interact with both the THC and CBD compounds in cannabis.

While there has been an influx of THC- and CBD-only products in the market, The Cannabis Digest cites research showing terpenes and cannabinoids have a synergistic effect.  When THC, CBD, and terpenes are used in the ratios occurring in nature, when all the compounds of the plant are being used—cannabis is at its most effective, broadly referred to as “the entourage effect.” 2

Scientific research shows that terpenes interact with the endocannabinoid system in the human body. This system includes cell receptors that assist in regulating body functions including appetite, memory, sleep, and the perceptions of pleasure, and pain. The endocannabinoid system is significant. Unlocking its nuances creates a framework to study cannabis and potential health benefits associated with its use. 3

Terpenes work with cannabinoids.  When terpenes cross the blood brain barrier, they influence how much THC gets into the system. Some terpenes create an energetic effect while others are relaxing. 4  These interactions are fascinating to scientists and some future research will greatly help determine the best way to combine THC, CBD, and terpenes to benefit patients.

Though cannabis contains up to 150 different terpenes, there are about 10 primary terpenes that occur in significant concentrations.  They are Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Linalool, Eucalyptol, Humulene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Delta-3-Carene, Terpinolene, and Geraniol 5

While tempting, it’s not realistic to presume that the terpene profile found in one strain and harvest will be replicated in another. Regions and harvests vary dramatically in terpenoid profiles, based on factors in both the growing and curing processes. If you are making a strain choice based on a potential terpene profile, you’ll have to use your olfactory sense to guide you! Products tested in a lab can more accurately measure terpene ratios, but scientists acknowledge there is a lot more to know.

When patients and adult users are choosing a way to consume cannabis they need to keep an important fact in mind: The effects of terpenes are altered by the temperature, therefore the beneficial qualities of terpenes can be seriously damaged if heated past their boiling point.  This is one more case when in cannabis low and slow is the way to go!

For more terpene information, refer to “The Terpentry”

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1 Cannabis Digest • Terpenes

https://www.420magazine.com/forums/international-cannabis-news/394514-terpenes-powerful-organic-compounds-cannabis-you-dont-know-about.html

2      http://forum.cannabisdigest.ca/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21958&p=61689

3      http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system

4      http://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system

5      http://sclabs.com/learn/terpenes.html