HTFSE | Indica | 80-90% THC
High-terpene full-spectrum extracts (HTFSE) are, as the name suggests, a full spectrum characterized by relatively high concentrations of terpenes. Full-spectrum extracts are extracted with the goal of preserving the complex range of compounds within the raw cannabis plant. In a cannabis context, the term spectrum is used to denote the full range of compounds produced within the plant’s trichome glands, without undesirable molecules such as waxes, lipids, and fats. The effects we experience from cannabis are the result of complex developments of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes that go on within the plant’s glandular trichomes. Though the most prominent cannabinoids, namely tetrahydrocannabinol (thc)and cannabinol (cbd) are largely responsible for marijuana’s most noticeable effects, terpenes and flavonoids make a major contribution by working synergistically with cannabinoids. Popular extracts that may be considered full spectrum include sauce and live resin. Sauce can be a full-spectrum product, but it’s not guaranteed as the process of removing the solvent used for extraction may alter the spectrum of desirable compounds. Live resin is also not guaranteed to be a full-spectrum extract, but it does typically retain more of the plant’s terpenes than any other extract.