Joints on Point: Sour Space Candy
Get ready to spark up some Sour Space Candy this Winter! For centuries dried herb has been the go-to for Cannabis consumption; now with the introduction of CBD Flower, you can enjoy delicious strains in their original form without the Psychoactive properties of THC. Sour Space Candy is an herbal and fruity strain with a peppery finish. The main terpenes found in this strain are Myrcene, Terpinolene and Caryophyllene and have different flavor components and reported benefits. Our CBD Flower is legal in all 50 states and meets the required .3% THC or lower threshold amount to legally be considered Hemp in the United States.
We decided to bring Sour Space Candy to our lineup, not only for the delicious flavor profile but more importantly for the Terpenes that this strain brings to the table. When choosing CBD flower knowing the terpenes that are present in the strain is important to understand exactly what benefits the strain has the potential to help with. Every plant has different Terpenes and provide different health properties as well as the scents that we associate with certain plants. Linalool Terpenes are what make lavender smell like lavender, pine smells like pine from the Pinene terpenes. We made sure that we chose a strain that had a Caryophyllene since it is the only Cannabis Terpene that has been clinically found to bind to the CB2 receptors in our Endocannabinoid system. Sour Space Candy also has the terpenes Myrcene and Terpinolene as well for even more added potential benefits.
Caryophyllene is one of the main terpenes that we were looking for because it is the only Cannabis terpene with a cyclobutene ring in its molecular structure which allows it to easily bind to the CB2 receptors in our Endocannabinoid system. The two main receptors in our Endocannabinoid system are CB1 and CB2. CB2 receptors are mainly found in our body’s peripheral organs, meaning that Caryophyllene is the only Terpene to directly activate the CB2 receptors in our Endocannabinoid system that are responsible for reducing inflammation and pain, has antioxidant properties, and as research has shown may have the ability to help with depression and anxiety. Strains with Caryophyllene may be possible options for use in combating Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Studies are currently ongoing to discover more of the potentials with this Terpene, in particular with helping increasing lifespan longevity since Caryophyllene might be able to help reduce stress on our genes. Caryophyllene can be naturally found in cloves, black pepper, hops, cinnamon, basil and oregano and creates the spicy and musky flavor and that diesel fuel scent found in many strains of both CBD and THC Flower. In fact, Caryophyllene is one of the most prominent terpenes found in most strains and is known across many strains for its relaxation and anti-anxiety aid.
The herbal balsam and hoppy flavor and scent component in Sour Space Candy is from the Myrcene terpene, which is believed to be the most common terpene in both modern CBD and THC strains. Myrcene can be found in hops, and mangos as well as in lemongrass where it has been used for centuries as a natural Mexican folk medicine in teas as a muscle relaxant and sedative aid. Lemongrass has also been used in Brazilian folk medicine for pain and anxiety relief; scientists in Brazil even published a claim for Myrcene reducing pain back in 1990. Research is ongoing to find the full potential of Myrcene, animal studies have shown it helps rodents with muscle relaxation but large-scale human studies are still needed. Currently studies are being done to find the truth behind other benefits suspected in this terpene beyond muscle relaxation, pain reduction and sedative properties. Animal studies have proved that Myrcene has potential for anti-inflammatory effects on the body, and further studies along the cellular level show that Myrcene has anti-mutagen properties because it inhibits the liver’s ability to produce the enzyme CYP2B1. This enzyme when it pairs with aflatoxins caused from eating food with aflatoxin producing fungi, can damage our DNA and cause cancer. Myrcene also helps protect against further damage to our DNA from other toxins like t-butyl-hydroperoxide.
Lastly the delicious fresh hints of floral, fruity and slightly citrusy notes to round out the candy like flavor in Sour Space Candy comes from the Terpinolene terpene. Strain enthusiasts believe that this terpene may have an uplifting happy affect when consumed. Terpinolene can naturally be found in nature in apples, lilacs, nutmeg, cumin and tea tree and has been used as an additive is perfumes and soaps to give those products floral and fruity scents. A 2005 study has shown that in essential oils Terpinolene may have antifungal and antibacterial properties and other studies have proposed that it can help repel bugs like mosquitoes. Scientists are currently researching the other potential benefits that Terpinolene may have in humans such as it’s ability to reduce the chances of heart disease and the possibility that it can help inhibit cancer cells from growing. The potential for this terpene is exciting and we can’t wait to see what else science will discover soon about Terpinolene.
We’re excited to have you try our newest strain and our first ever CBD Flower Joint! We hope the potential benefits that have been reported with each terpene can help you add not only flavor but wellness to your day. Our joints are only made with pure CBD Flower, never any fillers or additives and are conveniently pre-rolled for you with Raw wraps so you can smoke stress free knowing that your Joint is made without dyes or other chemicals and your Flower is pure. All you need to do is spark up and enjoy some much deserved you time.
Be Well and Smoke On!
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