Terp Terms 101

Terp Terms 101

As legalization speeds (or crawls) forward and we learn more about the plant and how best to enjoy it, a whole slew of new words and scientific terms have made their way into the mainstream of cannabis culture and it can be hard to wade through the haze and keep up. But worry not — your days of working off third-rate definitions from the internet are over. Here’s an overview of some terms, each in their own way associated with terpenes (the compounds that give cannabis its tastes and smells) from the scientific stuff to the slang, excerpted from “Beyond Buds: Next Generation,” a guide to cutting-edge cannabis consumption written by Cannabis Now contributor Ed Rosenthal and Associate Editor-at-Large Greg Zeman. Study up, and you won’t leave another concentrate-focused conversation feeling like the only kid in class who didn’t do the assigned reading. BHO: An abbreviation for “butane hash oil”; can refer to any number of concentrates derived from butane extraction; also can refer to raw, unpurged, liquid solution of butane and extract bubble hash. Closed loop: An extraction approach that recycles the extraction solvent and contains the process inside a closed system, as opposed to open blasting. Crystalline: Refers to the molecular structure of a solid; the more orderly that structure is the more it will resemble a crystal. This is the natural state of “pure” cannabinoids, which are solids, and which can be purified and refined using recrystallization processes. Decarboxylation: the removal of a carboxyl, which is a…

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