Indulge Your Fruit Lust

The Terps are Ripe and Ready

The forbidden fruits are heating up this summer with Fruit Lust vape pens. A combination of clean cannabis and fruit terpene profiles, the refreshing flavors also deliver high THC potency, upwards of 60 percent, in flavors like banana and tangerine. Fruit Lust’s orchard of terpenes tempted me in the 215 section during the Northern Nights festival in July. Strawberry, apple, and lemon kush hit my tongue like real fruit, not too sweet and not too chemically contrived. Exhaling a cloud of vapor, the cannabis content swirled in the sun as the THC took to my endocannabinoid system.

Clean hit after hit, it is undeniable that the oil is sourced from organic, pesticide-free Humboldt County cannabis. Emerald Family Farms works with a select group of licensed growers to procure the high grade flower and trim for which Fruit Lust lovers yearn. With end result at 55-65 percent THC and 5-10 percent terpene profiles, they use short path distillation to turn raw oil into a distillate, then add back in a proprietary blend of oil and fruit terpenes.

While more research on cannabis and its components is desperately needed, terpenes and their associated health benefits exist in other sources, such as edible herbs, and scientists are looking at the connections. Dr. Ethan Russo’s 2011 study in the “British Journal of Pharmacology” reviewed cannabis terpenoids, describing them as, “flavour and fragrance components common to human diets that have been designated Generally Recognized as Safe by the US Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies.” Terpenes have shown therapeutic effects which may be a part of the entourage effect of cannabis medicine. The study presents evidence suggesting compounds like terpenes, in non-cannabinoid plants work as “antidotes to intoxicating effects of THC that could increase its therapeutic index.” Not only do the added terpenes bost Fruit Lust vapes’ flavor, they deliver even more health benefits.

Raspberry, pineapple, grapefruit, or blueberry, there’s a fruit for all seasons. The 0.25g and 0.5g cartridges retail for $35 and connect easily with universal vape batteries. Fruit Lust’s own battery is not only stylish with matching USB charger, but also complete with stylus tip to swipe, vape, and stay lifted with ease.


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Emerald contributor since September 2016


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