Terpenes finally get the attention they deserve in a 2021 consumer-friendly book, TerpTypes, by SATIVA editor, Jeff Cole, an invaluable reference of Cannabis terpene profiles. The book is a visual reference of Cannabis terpene profiles and is categorized by terpene dominance. Cole explains in TerpTypes, that terpene dominance affects our interaction with cannabinoids like THC and CBD, and that the terpene profile acts to loosely direct specific cannabinoid activity in different parts of the body based on cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoids and terpenoids.
Asked why this book came to be, Cole answered, “I’m an educator obsessed with the bio- and neurological activity of cannabinoids and terpenoids. I can’t help but teach the subject.”
TerpTypes is a consumer-friendly reference of cannabis terpene profiles and terpene dominance. TerpTypes teaches the average consumer how to notice the difference between very different varieties, such as Jack Herer and Blueberry. However with this reference, a concerned consumer may carefully and confidently train their cannaseur senses to recognize subtleties within terpene dominance groups. The included digital sampling journal can be used as is, or as a guide to creating your own custom journal. This also translates to breeders, producers and processors better understanding their creations and easy visualization of developmental targets. A print version is available. However, the digital version contains links throughout making it easy for concerned consumers to learn how terpenes affect aroma and flavor in Cannabis, and ultimately, each variety’s effect on us.
TerpTypes, by Jeff Cole (2021), is available in print and on Amazon Kindle.