Excited to join this community with my first post! Apologies if this has been asked before, but I’m curious about the difference between hemp-derived terpenes and botanicals in terms of end product quality.
My experience has been mostly with botanical terpenes, which are okay but somewhat artificial-tasting. I can’t find cannabis-derived terps, so I’m wondering if hemp-derived terpenes offer a smoke closer to weed. Or should I stick with botanicals?
Appreciate your insights!
hemp is defined by law as Cannabis Sativa L. having a THC content below 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
Some folks think that means flower up at 35% THCA qualifies as hemp. So you can find some “HDT” that are a whole lot like “weed” (because they are).
lots of folks have also realized that this means they can cross any old cannabis strain with the right hemp, back-cross a couple or 4 times, and have “hemp” that can be grown by the acre and produce “terpenes” essentially indistinguishable from the “cannabis” parent.
…and then there’s HDT that taste like hay, or worse.
I suggest you hit up @PharmExOregon/Fat Dog Terpenes for HDT while you continue your reading here.
I found with botanical terpenes, you have to be careful to avoid “terpene based flavoring”
There’s a lot of sketchy labeling, probably mislabeling as well