Trichomes 101

Trichomes 101

Trichomes are tiny little crystals that cover the leaves, buds, stems, & stalks of cannabis. Under a microscope, trichomes (from the Greek word “Tríchōma,” meaning “growth of hair”) have a mushroom-like appearance & look like something out of a science fiction novel. Inside each trichrome is a little factory that produces "the good stuff" - a viscous oil that contains hundreds of cannabinoids, terpenes, & flavonoids that make our favorite cannabis strains potent, unique, & effective. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)

Velvet Glove by Muv

Velvet Glove by Muv

Velvet Glove is an Indica-dominant Hybrid (70% indica, 30% sativa). It is a cross between GMO Cookies and Nookies. The first thing I noticed about this flower was the smell. The strain is particularly fragrant. The pungent aroma is similar to Sour Diesel, but with a citric, sweet twist. Velvet Glove is said to leave you feeling happy, relaxed, and focused. It is a gentle indica-dominate strain in that it doesn't make you feel overly sleepy. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)

Citradelic Sunset by Muv

Citradelic Sunset by Muv

When I heard the name of this strain, I knew I had to try it! It sounded like the perfect pairing for a Florida girl. Citradelic Sunset is a 50/50 hybrid, even though it is labeled by Muv as a Sativa. The first thing I noticed is the lime green hue of the buds. It is the most vibrant colored flower I've ever seen, and it is beautiful! (Read more by clicking the photo above.)

Muv

Muv

Muv is a joint venture brand that is owned and operated by Plants of Ruskin & AltMed Enterprises. The Muv brand originally launched in Arizona, where it has won five "Best of Arizona" awards for medical cannabis products, including multiple 1st prizes for its proprietary ethanol extractions. They deem themselves to be driven by research & development, and have received recognition for quality, consistency and safety. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)

Jack Herer Cartridge by Trulieve

Jack Herer Cartridge by Trulieve

When you search cartridges on Trulieve's website, there a lot of options. Regardless, no matter what concentrate you choose, you can be sure there are no cutting agents like MCT oil (coconut oil). I decided to go with the Jack Herer CO2 Vape Sativa cartridge. The stain is named after a marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. It is a very well known, popular day-time, sativa-dominate strain. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)

Terpene Cheat Sheet

Terpene Cheat Sheet

You may not realize it, but you are already familiar with Terpenes. Terpenes are fragrant oils that are responsible for the scent of cannabis, as well as a variety of other organisms and plants. Each cannabis strain has a unique terpene profile that not only gives it a signature sent, but also aids in the overall effects of the strain. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)