Terpenes are aromatic compounds that contribute to a plant’s unique smell and flavor, including cannabis. Although non-psychoactive, terpenes are purported to have mood-calming effects and can increase the effects of THC and CBD, often called the “entourage effect.”
Now terpenes have found a new use with scratch-n-sniff stickers, thanks to Humboldt Seed Company (HSC).
The stickers function in the same way those scratch-n-sniff stickers you remember as a kid, but they smell like specific strains of cannabis. The ink used to print the stickers is infused with a particular strain’s terpenes extracted from the flower. The stickers then go on cannabis packaging, allowing consumers to smell pre-packed weed.
HSC’s new scratch-n-sniff adds to the retail experience in states where all cannabis is prepackaged, meaning consumers cannot smell the flower before purchasing. Products with an HSC sticker affixed to the bag or jar allow cannabis customers to preview the flavor of the buds strains from brands Burr’s Place and One Straw Farm. Leaflets with scratch-n-stickers will also be available for retail locations.