Glorious Cannabis Co. is back with a one-of-a-kind product line to make you rethink how you buy weed. A few weeks ago, the Rochester Hills-based company rolled out the Feels System, a terpene-based cannabis classification system designed to help stoners find products that match exactly how they want to feel after smoking.
The classification system is based on the dominant terpenes found in each strain. In a recent video on Glorious’ Instagram account, director of cultivation Clayton Donnelly sat down to discuss how the company finds this information in the results of each strain’s certificate of analysis. Often referred to as a COA, this document is part of the quality control process. It includes microbiological testing results, cannabinoid concentrations and the terpene profile of each particular strain.
“The terpenes are on a COA basis and vary test to test depending on the time of year, climate, how hot the room was and what kind of fertigation techniques we used,” Donnelly said. “But those two top terpenes are usually what’s going to base the feeling and structure around that flower. So, after each test, we look at our COAs and decide what jar it’s going to go in based on how that effect will relate to a customer or consumer.”
Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in a variety of plants, including cannabis. Terpenes are what make certain strains smell or taste different from others. According to Healthline, the dominant terpenes of a cannabis strain work in tandem with the amount of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids found in the plant to produce the effects people associate with different strains. This may explain why two different strains with the same level of THC can produce different effects.
“At Glorious, we think selling and marketing cannabis based on potency and strain alone is archaic,” Donnelly said. By focusing on terpenes and desired effects, Glorious’ Feels System helps customers find their desired “feels” consistently.
Glorious breaks down its system into five categories: Melt, Faded, Arouse, Create and Lifted. Melt features strains that are typically high in myrcene and linalool, two terpenes that provide a deeply calming effect. Linalool is also found in lavender and can provide relief for those suffering from anxiety. Cannabis strains like Granddaddy Purple, for example, tend to contain a high amount of these terpenes.
The Faded strains are perfect for a laid-back evening filled with laughter or gaming. I picked up an eighth from this category at JARS Cannabis in south Lansing and really enjoyed it. Inside the plastic jar were four bright green nugs of the strain Pancakes, an indica-dominant hybrid that’s created by crossing Kush Mints with London Pound Cake 75. After a few bong rips, I felt a nice, relaxing head high that traveled throughout my body. This was probably thanks to this strain’s high concentration of caryophyllene, a spicier terpene that helps create a laid-back and euphoric smoking experience.
For folks looking to add some spice to the bedroom, the Arouse strains provide the stimulating and invigorating effects of a sativa, coupled with a tantalizing body buzz. The dominant terpenes in these sativa-dominant hybrid strains are typically humulene and limonene. Humulene, a terpene commonly found in strains like Sherbert and Gelato, gives off an earthy, woody aroma. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties and is also believed to act as an appetite suppressant.
Strains in the Create jars are perfect for enhancing productivity and unleashing stoners’ artistic sides. Whether you’re looking to tackle your to-do list or engage in a creative endeavor, try out these sativa-dominant hybrid strains, which are chock full of limonene and ocimene.
Limonene is a terpene that’s responsible for the lemony, citrusy tang found in strains like Super Lemon Haze. Some studies show that limonene can be a mood booster. It pairs well with ocimene, another fruit-forward terpene that’s shown signs of being able to reduce inflammation and pain. This combination of terpenes is sure to provide a smooth and uplifting experience.
Want to put some extra pep in your step? The pure sativa strains in the Lifted category are guaranteed to keep you energized for any social occasion or adventure. These jars feature strains that contain terpenes like pinene, which is found in pine and other evergreen trees and is known to deliver mental focus and energy, as well as terpinolene, which is found in nutmeg and is known to ease anxiety.
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