This man created a sommelier-type program for dissecting, grading marijuana

This Man Created A Sommelier Type Program For Dissecting, Grading Marijuana

Published: Dec 8, 2016, 10:11 am • Updated: Dec 8, 2016, 10:11 am By The Cannabist Staff Wine has its sommeliers, cheese has its mongers and coffee has its cuppers. Could weed have its “interpeners”? The Trichome Institute, a provider of cannabis education and certification, developed a methodology it calls Interpening — used to identify, understand and grade cannabis quality by interpreting the plant’s terpenes and flower structure. “The terpenes produce smells and these smells are very detectable and these detectable smells have a pharmacology,” says Max Montrose, Trichome Institute president. “And so Interpening is beyond necessary because we are suffering from the strain name dilemma. In Colorado, we have 250 types of Blue Dream because 249 of them aren’t Blue Dream.” What was a black market industry has exploded with zero regulation on naming and identifying variety types, he adds. “We teach people the tools to see and smell how cannabis will affect you psychotropicly and also...

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