Recently we were asked if any of our current batches are known to produce uplifting and energetic effects. This is a fantastic question! Lately, many cultivars that we’re working with are known to produce effects that lean towards the low energy side of the spectrum, which can make it a challenge to find batches that are a good fit for daytime consumption. Luckily there are still a few ways to judge if a cultivar’s effects will be upbeat, so we thought this is an ideal chance to share some knowledge.
Aside from the usual discussion of sativa versus indica, terpene profiles are an easy way to determine a strain’s effects. Both Terpinolene and Pinene are terpenes that will lead to an energetic, or at least well-balanced, high. Meanwhile, Caryophyllene and Myrcene are some of the most common terpenes that will lead to relaxing or sleepy effects. All of this means that when you’re looking for some gummies to enjoy throughout the day, you’ll want to watch for batches that feature Terpinolene or Pinene as their dominant terpenes! You’ll also want to avoid any batches that contain large amounts of Caryophyllene or Myrcene, unless you plan to consume them when you’re relaxing or closer to night time.
One other factor that can help to determine if a batch’s effects are energetic or not is its CBC content. If large amounts of CBC are present it can mean one of two things; either the batch will produce very energetic effects that won’t be too racy or anxious, or its effects will be especially tiring and ideal for bedtime. The main way to know which one it will be is to refer to the previous paragraph before looking at the cultivar’s dominant terpenes! If the batch features some upbeat terpenes in its profile but has heavy CBC content, it’ll be good for daytime in moderation but may be more stoney in larger doses. Meanwhile if a batch features calming terpenes as the dominant ones in its profile and it contains large amounts of CBC, you’ll want to save that batch for lazy days.