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The Hidden Link Between Cannabis Smell & Potency with Max Montrose, President of Trichome Institute, The Feels S4E7

,  May 30, 2023  Written by Kristen Williams
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At Feel State, we encourage you to choose the strains that smell best to you rather than hunting THC percentages — and in this episode of The Feels, Max Montrose, President of Trichome Institute, explains why! Max and our host, Jeff Rowse, get into the nitty gritty of how to interpret the smell of your cannabis to predict what effects it may have, the contents of a plant’s trichomes, Max’s thoughts on the sativa/indica paradigm, and more.

Here's an outline of what Max and Jeff discuss during this episode:

  • 0:00 Welcome and Introduction
  • 0:17 Who is VIBE Cannabis?
  • 1:28 What is an entheogen?
  • 2:38 Why is your business focused on trichomes?
  • 4:37 Are there more cannabinoids or terpenes in a trichome?
  • 7:25 What is interpening?
  • 11:53 Is beta-caryophyllene a terpene or cannabinoid?
  • 13:55 What is missing from budtender training programs?
  • 16:43 How do we move away from sativa vs indica?
  • 18:36 What are some of the most potent compounds in cannabis?
  • 20:24 What do you think of THC-P and other THC-derivatives?
  • 24:23 Do you think THC derivatives take away from the legal industry?
  • 26:35 Can cannabinoids and terpenes bind to electrolytes?

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is meant for educational purposes only. Medical decisions should not be made based on advertising. Consult a physician on the benefits and risks of specific medical products.

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