Hey there, Fine Fettle Fam! Welcome to the very first issue of our newsletter! We’ve put this together to share some information about our upcoming events, as well as some of the latest research into the science of cannabis. This issue will be the first of many, so keep your eyes peeled for issue number two!
It’s been a great first few months for all of us here at Fine Fettle, all thanks to our Fine Fettle Fam! We wouldn’t be here without all of our incredible patients, so to show our gratitude, we’re throwing Fettle Fest! Fettle Fest is a three-day patient appreciation event beginning on Monday, November 25th. Be sure to mark your calendar, because you won’t want to miss it! We’ll be giving you 20% OFF ALL ORDERS throughout all of Fettle Fest! We’ll also have food trucks onsite and swag giveaways courtesy of Theraplant, CTPharma, AGL, and Curaleaf! Check out the schedule below!
Fine Fettle Fest! 20% OFF ALL ORDERS! (Nov 25-27)
|Willimantic, 1548 W Main St Willimantic, CT 06226|
|Newington, 2280 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT 06111|
We can’t wait to see you there! Aside from Fettle Fest, there are a few more upcoming dates you should keep in mind:
Thursday 11/28 - Friday 11/29: CLOSED
- Please note that we will be CLOSED on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28th (Thanksgiving) and FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th so that our staff members can spend time with their families. We will reopen on Saturday, November 30th at 10:00 AM as usual
What Are Terpenes and Why Should You Care About Them?
By now, you’re probably familiar with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), the two most common cannabinoids found in cannabis. The attention given to these two compounds is unsurprising given the large volume of research dedicated to understanding their various effects on the human body; information that has served as the basis for the use of cannabis as a treatment for a growing number of medical conditions. You might, however, be less familiar with terpenes, a large and diverse class of organic compounds that are produced naturally by most plants. A strain’s terpene profile—a description of the various terpenes found in a particular strain—is responsible for that strain’s unique aroma and taste. Beyond just stimulating the senses, certain terpenes are believed to have their own therapeutic benefits. For example, myrcene, the most prevalent terpene in modern, commercial cannabis strains, is believed to produce a sedative effect that may make it valuable as a sleep aid, muscle relaxant, or analgesic.1
Rather than acting independently of its cannabinoid counterparts, a strain’s terpene profile can influence the performance of its cannabinoids, and vice versa. This synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and other molecules has been described as the “entourage effect,” and is the focus of a growing body of cannabis research.2 When considering which strain(s) is (are) appropriate for your goals, it’s important to consider how the various pieces of the cannabis puzzle interact, and how that interaction can have an impact on your overall experience with cannabis.
If you’d like to learn more about the numerous terpenes found in cannabis, feel free to call or visit us at Fine Fettle Willimantic or Fine Fettle Newington. Our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians work diligently to stay up-to-date on the latest research into the science of cannabis. Prefer to get hands-on? Stop by our Newington location and check out our terpene station, where you can experience the unique scent produced by each of several major terpenes (coming soon to Fine Fettle Willimantic).
- Vale, T. G. D., Furtado, E. C., Santos, J., & Viana, G. (2002). Central effects of citral, myrcene and limonene, constituents of essential oil chemotypes from Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown. Phytomedicine, 9(8), 709–714. doi: 10.1078/094471102321621304
- Ben-Shabat, S., Fride, E., Sheskin, T., Tamiri, T., Rhee, M.-H., Vogel, Z., … Mechoulam, R. (1998). An entourage effect: inactive endogenous fatty acid glycerol esters enhance 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol cannabinoid activity. European Journal of Pharmacology, 353(1), 23–31. doi: 10.1016/s0014-2999(98)00392-6
- Miles, H. (2019, July 4). What are Terpenes and How Do You Use them? Retrieved October 29, 2019, from https://cannacon.org/what-are-terpenes-and-what-is-their-use/.