Terpene Thursdays – Humulene

Have you ever wondered what terpenes are?

Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that are responsible for the scent we experience from plants. Imagine walking through an apple orchard at peak season, surrounded by ripe apple trees, with a light breeze carrying the aroma through the air. Your nose can’t help but pick up on the fresh scent of those crisp apples! Or think about when you’re browsing the produce section, how do you know if the melon you’re about to buy is ripe or not? You smell it! We thank terpenes for that!

As a plant, the aroma and scent that we experience from cannabis is also because of terpenes. Terpenes are unique because they drive the experience you feel with your cannabis. You may be familiar with our friend THC, that provides a “high” and euphoria, or CBD that provides comfort, but what happens when we bring terpenes into the mix? This is what we call “The Entourage Effect.” This is when the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD work synergistically with terpenes to provide an enhanced experience.

You can think of “The Entourage Effect” like a group of friends. Individually, each friend is unique and amazing in their own way, but when you get them together? It’s a whole vibe!

Our amazing team, Corinna, Cannabis Care Specialist, Emily, Brand & Event Marketing Senior Manager, and Samantha, Call Center Manager put together some incredible resources that are designed to bring you through the journey of experiencing terpenes with all of your senses! Tune in every Thursday for education and specials on the terpene of the week!


This terpene brings us the experience of loving your cannabis just as much as your craft brews! Dank like an IPA, Humulene tickles the senses, while soothing the body, and revitalizing the mind.

Aroma: Hops, herbal, woody, earthy

Vaporizes at: 222ºF

Breaking down possible benefits: Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, supportive for arthritis and fibromyalgia, inhibits cancer cell growth

Personality: Adventurous, spicy, revitalizing

Go-to Strains: Girl Scout Cookies, Gelato, Bee Cookie, Triangle Mints

Also found in: Hops, coriander, wood, ginger

How your nose will know: Hoppy, herbal, woody, and earthy

Vaporizes at: 222ºF

Breaking down possible benefits: soothing on swelling, supportive for discomfort, and purifying to the body

featured humulene recipe - Beer Batter Coriander Zucchini (batter for 2-3 pounds of zucchini)

Key ingredient:  Beer (hops), Coriander 

Senses/experience we’re highlighting:

  • As soon as you crack open your IPA or heavily hopped beer, your senses will soar with the fresh, aromatic, and lively aromas that Humulene brings.
  • Your senses will remain engaged as the hops linger in the air, while your taste buds go on an adventure with the bitter bite that is Humulene!

Why Beer Battered Coriander Zucchini?

  • We are most familiar with the Humulene terpene by its distinctive bitter aroma and taste in an IPA.
  • From the moment you open and pour your IPA, you become surrounded by the soothing nature and aroma of Humulene 
  • Coriander is another powerhouse of humulene, adding additional herbaceous supportive notes.
  • You can easily mix up this recipe by using squash, sweet potatoes, or cod!

Terpene education collaborated by: Emily, Brand & Event Marketing Senior Manager

At 27 Emily is already a cannabis industry veteran. This hardcore cannabis enthusiast and aficionado is looking to break the negative stigma attached to the industry & show that it is full of compassionate people that are working hard to improve others’ quality of life. Emily is also known as the “Queen of Blunts” by her friends and loves pet weasels.

Written & graphics created by: Samantha Baker, Call Center Manager

Passionate about cannabis, Samantha manages the Trucenta Call Center. Her favorite part of being in the cannabis industry is the ability to offer customers one-on-one support to make sure they are receiving the best product possible for themselves and their loved ones. She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband and four fur babies (who all love cannabis too!)

Terpene Recipe’s crafted & written by: Corinna, Cannabis Care Specialist.

Corinna is one of the friendly voices you hear on the other end when calling into our Call Center. As a former Pastry Chef and Baker, Corinna thrives on drawing the connection between ingredients and their ability to influence the experience felt. Residing in Detroit, she loves to intermingle her knowledge of cannabis and terpenes into the sensations of crafting, tasting, and sharing a recipe

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