Whether you’re a cannabis newbie, a longtime stoner, or calling yourself a cannaseur, you should be familiar with the term dry haul. If you don’t, then now is the time to get familiar with dry hauling as it allows you to taste your cannabis’ terpenes completely.
So, let’s look into practicing the dry haul and how this can help you evaluate your cannabis.
What is a dry haul?
Photo by Canva As its name already implies, dry hauling means to take a puff of your joint before lighting it (dry). The best way to do this is by removing the excessive paper at the end of your joint, as this creates more airflow, enabling more of the Terpenes to land on your taste buds.
The Entourage effect and Terpenes
Photo by Canva If you’re versed in Cannabis, you should have heard about the so-called entourage effect.
The entourage effect is a theory that suggests that all of the phytochemicals of a cannabis plant, such as Cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, etc.), Terpenes (Limonene, Myrcene, Linalool etc.), flavonoids and others work in synergy to create even better effect and healing properties.
Or simply put, the entire plant chemistry is more beneficial than having only THC and CBD.
So, it is speculated that the main components that are actually responsible for creating a more sedative or stimulating effect type aren’t the cannabinoids but the Terpenes.
Terpenes are the essential oils that the glandular Trichome heads on your buds produce. Once these oils are exposed to heat or air, they turn into a gas that releases into the air.
These gases are what give your cannabis bud its distinct aroma.
Terpene gases and flavours