Hey, Fine Fettle Fam! Shane here, welcoming you to issue three of the Fettle Flier! Did you enjoy Fettle Fest? You guys kept us busy by taking advantage of the 20% discount to stock up on your favorites and give some new products a try. We’re already brainstorming ways to make next year’s event even better!
Fettle Fest may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to save! Referrals are a great way to earn a ton of points, so if you have friends or family who are new to the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program, or are considering transferring from their current dispensary, be sure to tell them that Fine Fettle is the place to be!
December 24 (Christmas Eve) - 10 AM to 4 PM
December 25 (Christmas Day) - Closed
December 26 - 11 AM to 7 PM
December 31 - Willimantic 10 AM to 6 PM | Newington 9 AM to 6 PM
January 1 - Closed
Feelin’ Pine with α-Pinene
In the first issue of the Fettle Flier, we talked broadly about terpenes: what they are, how they relate to the major cannabinoids THC and CBD, and how their presence can influence your experience with cannabis. As a refresher, terpenes are organic compounds that are produced naturally by most plants. The terpene profile of a cannabis strain influences its taste, aroma, and therapeutic benefits.
This time around, we’ll be talking about a specific terpene that’s aroma fills many homes this time of year. As you can probably infer from its name, α-pinene is primarily responsible for the distinctive scent of pine trees and other conifers. Aside from helping you get to into the holiday spirit, α-pinene has been demonstrated to have several effects that may be of use in the treatment of numerous medical conditions.
A number of studies have demonstrated α-pinene’s anti-inflammatory properties, suggesting that this terpene might have broad applications for the multitude of disorders and diseases with underlying inflammatory mechanisms.1 Among these, α-pinene may be especially promising for osteoarthritic conditions.2 Further studies show α-pinene’s usefulness for improving memory retention and combating the short-term memory loss that can accompany THC use.3 α-Pinene might also have uses for anxiety, pain, and even some bacterial infections.3,4
Interested in trying a product that’s high in α-pinene? Some strains that are particularly high in this terpene include Indicol GH from AGL, Fioraden C from CT Pharma, Sunlight from Curaleaf, and Tuplica from Theraplant.
- Kim, D.-S., Lee, H.-J., Jeon, Y.-D., Han, Y.-H., Kee, J.-Y., Kim, H.-J., … Hong, S.-H. (2015). Alpha-Pinene Exhibits Anti-Inflammatory Activity Through the Suppression of MAPKs and the NF-κB Pathway in Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 43(04), 731–742. doi: 10.1142/s0192415x15500457
- Rufino, A. T., Ribeiro, M., Judas, F., Salgueiro, L., Lopes, M. C., Cavaleiro, C., & Mendes, A. F. (2014). Anti-inflammatory and Chondroprotective Activity of ( )-α-Pinene: Structural and Enantiomeric Selectivity. Journal of Natural Products, 77(2), 264–269. doi: 10.1021/np400828x
- Russo, E. B. (2011). Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. British Journal of Pharmacology, 163(7), 1344–1364. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01238.x
- Silva, A. C. R. D., Lopes, P. M., Azevedo, M. M. B. D., Costa, D. C. M., Alviano, C. S., & Alviano, D. S. (2012). Biological Activities of a-Pinene and β-Pinene Enantiomers. Molecules, 17(6), 6305–6316. doi: 10.3390/molecules17066305
New Weekly Products!
Indicore Spice Cookies
5mg 8105 (AGL) 5pk
Vegan Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies
28mg 7905 (Curaleaf) 3pk
Ivory T32% H 7917 (Curaleaf)
THC: 31.62%| CBD: 0.11% | CBG: 0.11% | CBGA: 0.88% | α-Pinene: 0.11% | β-Myrcene: 0.35% | Limonene: 0.46 | β-Caryophyllene: 0.37%| Humulene: 0.14%
Tetraden Flower T29 S 7865 (CT Pharma)
THC: 29.32% | CBD: 0.1% | CBDA: 0.1% | CBG: 0.17% | CBGA: 1.26% | β-Myrcene: 0.3% | Linalool: 0.23% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.51% | Humulene: 0.23%
Summit CBD Flower C22T1 7866 (CT Pharma) 2g
CBD: 27.14% | β-Myrcene: 0.66% | β-Caryophyllene: 0.38% | Humulene: 0.15%
T5 I Micro Dose Tabs Chewable Mint 7852 (CTPharma) 30pk
Small, chewable mint-flavored tablets
Infused Olive Oil T240 I 7832 (CTPharma) 8oz
Decarboxylated and ready to use
T180 I Infused Baking Mix 7856 (CTPharma) 1ea
What do you like the most about being a patient at Fine Fettle?
“You guys treat people right! You guys are the best, I’m really happy here.”
Have you been to any other dispensaries? How is Fine Fettle different?
“Yeah, I used to be at a different dispensary. You guys are way different though: points, discounts, all that good stuff.”
- Pedro in Willimantic
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Until next time, Fettle Fam!