Dry Transport – Try the terpenes of your cannabis by doing dry transport

Whether you are new to cannabis, a longtime stoner, or call yourself a cannaseur, you should be familiar with the term Dry transport. If you don’t, now is the time to familiarize yourself with dry transport as it will allow you to fully taste the terpenes of your cannabis.

So let’s take a look at how to practice dry haulage and how this can help you evaluate your cannabis.

What is dry transport??

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As the name suggests, dry pulling means taking a pull off your joint before setting it on fire (dry). The best way to do this is to remove the excess paper on the end of your joint as this creates more airflow and can land more terpenes on your taste buds.

The entourage effect and terpenes

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If you are familiar with cannabis, you should have heard of what is known as the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is a theory that says that all 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 effects for still better effects and healing properties.

Put simply, all of plant chemistry is more beneficial than just THC and CBD.

So it is speculated that the main components that are actually responsible for creating a calming or stimulating type of effect are not the cannabinoids but the terpenes.

Terpenes are the essential oils that the glandular trichome heads produce on your buds.
Once exposed to heat or air, these oils turn into a gas that is released into the air.

These gases give your cannabis bud its distinctive aroma.

Terpene gases and flavors

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Not only do the terpenes create the complex scents of a cannabis bud, they are also responsible for the taste of your weed. However, if you set fire to your joint, you will burn the entire plant.

By burning the plant, you not only breathe in the delicious essential oils, but also the plant material and its impurities. Therefore, the best way to fully taste the terpenes is to pull them dry.

So, if you start your sessions by tasting the unlit plant, you can experience the pure terpene gases without them changing from being burned.

How to assess the terpene content of your body with a dry transport Products

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Now that we know that dry transport can help us identify the terpenes that are responsible for the effects and taste of our cannabis, let’s examine how we can use this practice to assess the quality of our buds.

There are many different aspects that we need to consider in order to determine the quality of a bud. In our opinion, the two most important ones are the aroma and taste of our weeds.

Since the aroma comes from the terpene gases, we can expect to be exposed to complex effects and great taste when smelling intense and diverse cannabis scents.

The same applies to dry transport. If we try our unlit joint and perceive intense aromas such as gas, skunk, pine, lemon and many others, we are likely to experience more diverse effects and aromas.

Then, taking into account the complexity of dry traffic, we can light our joint and compare the taste of smoke with it. This allows us to evaluate the smoke quality of our weeds, since properly made cannabis has a smoke taste that is similar to dry transport.

When it comes to cannabis and its effects, you should always follow your nose to define and find the most suitable aroma profiles for you. For this reason, we recommend dry transport, especially when purchasing a pre-rolled joint.

Usually you can’t get a lot of odor from a pre-roll, so the dry transport will help you indicate whether or not you have bought a good product.

Add dry pumping to your routine

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As you can see, tasting the pure terpene flavors of your cannabis through dry transport can say a lot about the quality and effects of a given product.

Plus, it helps you put together your own palette of cannabis flavors so you can better judge your weed.

Lastly, we recommend keeping a cannabis diary to keep notes of the flavors, aroma, and effects that you experienced. This procedure will help you define the exact cannabis profiles that will work best for you.

Let’s discuss your favorite cannabis flavors and how you feel about them. Is it the skunky strains that hit you on the sofa? Or the citrus fruits that you walk around your house with?

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