For most of The Fresh Toast audience, we recommend the “Start Low And Go Slow” method of cannabis consumption. We believe in understanding the correct dose for whatever ails you is usually the best way to consume. But what about those who desire or need much higher potency? For more seasoned cannabis users, terp sauce may be for you.
Before we get too far into the story, please take a self-assessment. This form of cannabis consumption is not for most of you out there — especially newcomers to the herb. If low-dose cannabis works for you, there is no reason to give this extra-potent method a try.
What Is ‘Terp Sauce’?
Most longtime cannabis enthusiasts who have made the switch to dabbing, say “terp juice” is among the most potent forms of cannabis on the market. Yes, the oil is packed with THC, but the added potency also comes from terpenes and cannabinoids added to the final product.
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Terpenes are compounds found in the resin of cannabis that provides the aroma and flavor of the plant. Each type — or strain — of cannabis has its own unique terpene profile.
“Terp juice” is an extra-potent concentrate that contains elevated levels of terpenes. For most formulas of this product, there is more than double the amount of terpenes normally found in standard concentrates. Not only is the concoction extremely potent, it is also the most flavor-intense form factor in the cannabis world.
How To Consume It
Terp sauce is consumed by dabbing, a method of receiving highly potent cannabis via vaporization. Dabs are concentrated doses — typically about the size of a Tic-Tac breath mint — of marijuana. Dabs are manufactured by extracting THC, most commonly by using a solvent such as butane.
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The end product is a potent oil often referred to as wax, honey, shatter, budder, crumble or butane hash oil (BHO). Using a blowtorch (think creme brulee torch), the user heats the oil on a “dab rig.” The user then inhales the vapor, producing a high that hits quickly and forcefully.