For our discerning tasters and those who are curious, we wanted to provide answers to commonly asked questions to reduce misinformation and confusion regarding cannabis. We'll update the answers as new research is released.
On the INGREDIENTS and products
What are refined distillates and terpenes?
Refined distillates are exactly what they sound like. The THC and other cannabinoids are extracted from the plant material, resulting in a cannabis concentrate. That concentrate is then distilled several times through the use of precisely controlled heat and pressure, resulting in a very concentrated, high-potency oil.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in the essential oils of plants, including cannabis. During the distillation process, cannabis can lose its natural terpenes, so manufacturers often use terpenes from other plants, like lemons or lavender, to control the smell and taste of the cartridge experience.
What are the differences between THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol)?
THC and CBD are both cannabinoids, but they have very different impacts on the brain. THC is what most people think of when they think of cannabis. THC causes the feelings of euphoria and relaxation that most people associate with cannabis use. CBD can moderate those effects, which can help to reduce feelings of anxiety or paranoia. Most strains have both cannabinoids present, the end experience depends on what proportions they’re in.
What are the differences between sativa, indica and hybrid strains?
Cannabis sativa and cannabis indica are different varieties of the cannabis plant. Cross breeding the two results in hybrid strains.
A common misconception associates a higher THC content with sativa plants and higher CBD content with indica plants, but that isn’t always the case. The effects tasters experience when using cannabis is a result of the mix of THC, CBD, terpenes and other cannabinoids.
Sativas are associated with a more alert, creative experience. Many people enjoy using sativas during the day.
Indicas are associated with a more mellow, relaxing experience. They can be a good choice for people who feel anxious when they use sativas, or those with insomnia.
Hybrid strains combine the properties of both sativa and indica. The experience will depend on the proportions of each in the final strain, but hybrids can be the best of both worlds. Hybrid strains are a great choice for novice consumers.
What is live resin?
Live resin is a type of cannabis concentrate. Producers of live resin flash freeze the cannabis directly after harvest, and keep it frozen throughout the extraction process. This procedure keeps more of the plant’s natural terpenes intact, which helps the live resin maintain the original plant’s unique flavor and fragrance.
How is live resin different from other concentrates?
The main difference between live resin and other types of concentrates lies in the way they are produced. Because of the flash-freezing, live resin has higher levels of the original terpenes remaining after the extraction process, compared to other concentrates. This can lead to a more pungent aroma, and keeps entourage effects intact.
What are entourage effects?
“Entourage effects” is the idea that components of cannabis other than THC and CBDs, like the terpene profile, can influence the user experience. These entourage effects could help to amplify the beneficial aspects of cannabis use, and provide a more robust, complex experience.
ON FINCH & SONS
Who is Finch & Sons?
We’re a group of family and close friends who wanted to provide high quality cannabis products and change the negative stigma associated with cannabis use. Quality is incredibly important to us — and that’s why we spend the extra time, effort and expense to make sure we get it right, every time.
What makes Finch & Sons unique?
We hold ourselves to the highest standards. We take the time to handcraft our products, because we believe things are worth doing right. We rigorously test every batch for purity, potency and flavor, because you deserve a consistent, reliable product.
Finch & Sons products are for conscientious adults, whether you seek relief for a medical issue, or just want to relax at the end of the day. We want to build a community of like-minded people with discerning tastes, and we want to give back to that community.
How to get the most out of a Finch & Sons refined distillate cartridges?
Finch & Sons cartridges all have an adjustable mouthpiece, which you can rotate to control the amount of air each pull allows through. There are three different options, a sativa, an indica, and a hybrid, each of which offers a different experience.
TWIST AIR FILTER FOR DESIRED EFFECT
Open: more air, lighter effect
Closed: less air, heavier draw
Which batteries should tasters use with the Finch & Sons distillate cartridges?
Finch & Sons cartridges work with all 510-thread push-button batteries.
Any other questions?
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