Elevating Cannabis Discourse: Cultivating a Refined Language for Cannabis Connoisseurship

Friday, February 09, 2024

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In the realm of recreational indulgences, there exists a tapestry of culture and language that binds enthusiasts together in the pursuit of refined tastes. Whether it’s wine, cigars, whiskey, or even coffee, each of these domains boasts a rich vocabulary and storied history, enabling aficionados to articulate their preferences with precision and explore bespoke profiles tailored to their liking.

Wine enthusiasts delve into the intricacies of tasting notes, bottling years, terroir, and decanting times, while cigar and spirits connoisseurs navigate a plethora of distinctive descriptors ranging from tobacco leaves to countries of origin. Even coffee aficionados have at their disposal the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon, a comprehensive tool born out of collaborative efforts among industry experts to understand and measure coffee’s myriad flavors and aromas.

At the heart of these pursuits lies a lexicon—a standardized vocabulary meticulously crafted by trained panelists to describe a wide range of sensory attributes in a product. This lexicon serves as the foundation for communication among consumers and experts, fostering a shared passion and facilitating meaningful discourse within each community.

However, the cannabis community, despite its burgeoning prominence in recent years, has long languished in the shadows, lacking a refined lexicon comparable to those of its counterparts. Rooted in street vernacular and anecdotal wisdom, the jargon surrounding cannabis has struggled to evolve beyond terms defined centuries ago. Unlike the well-established lexicons of wine or spirits, cannabis lacked true connoisseurs until the wave of legalization propelled it into the mainstream consciousness.

​Link for entire article https://skunkglobalmarijuanaculture.com/cannabis-world-news/consumer-education/elevating-cannabis-discourse-cultivating-a-refined-language-for-cannabis-connoisseurship/

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Hi, I Am Tony Bowles

Founder at Terpene Flashcards
Founder, ASA-Maryland Chapter
Chairman, ASA-Bay Area Chapter

Tony has spent time as a cannabis activist in DC, founding the original ASA-Maryland Chapter. More recently, Tony has spent time in San Francisco, CA, as the chairman of the ASA - Bay Area Chapter. Tony spends the majority of his time curating individual cannabis experiences.

He dedicates his life to patient advocacy and enterprise level trainings for local and national cannabis companies alike.

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