Since hitting the market roughly 15 years ago, cannabis extracts like hash oil and dabs have more or less dominated the market. And no wonder: potent, flavorful and unusual, they deliver an unprecedented blast of concentrated cannabis goodness in deceptively small doses.
But in the last couple of years, one subset of this hotly contested segment has risen high above the rest of the crowd. Welcome to the world of high terpene full-spectrum extracts, better known as HTFSEs. And in Oregon, at least, one little manufacturer is making big waves with its very own very version, the tongue-in-cheek “Hater Tears.” Before we shine the spotlight on Dirty Arm Farms, though, let’s explain a little bit about what HTFSEs are all about.
What Are HTFSEs?
Hater Tears are part of a very special branch of the cannabis family: HTFSEs. Simply put, they’re incredibly concentrated concentrates that focus on extracting as much of the particular cannabis flower’s terpene content as possible. In this regard, they’re close cousins to HCFSEs, or high cannabinoid full spectrum extracts.
As you might expect, HTFSEs are remarkably flavorful but equally smooth. For dabbing aficionados, they represent the very top of the shelf in terms of flavor and purity. Generally speaking, HTFSEs will show a terpene content of 13% or higher and a THC content above 40%. This last number is important, and it should tip you off to the real goal with these extracts. You can find stronger extracts in terms of their THC content, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anything that boasts anywhere near the same terpene density. And as we’ve written before, research suggests that many of the benefits (and pleasurable effects) of cannabis come courtesy of their terpenes.
Hater Tears: Dirty Arm Farms Flagship Extract
The folks at Dirty Arm Farms describe Hater Tears as their own spin on the popular “sauce and diamonds” family, a slang term for HTFSEs. Hater Tears represents the Farm’s pinnacle of extract purity, using a slow, ultra-clean single-solvent process. Some of the specific cannabis strains available in the Hater Tears line include:
Garlic Cookies: If you see this one on our shelves, grab it as soon as possible, because it sells out nearly instantly! This highly indica-leaning strain imparts a cerebral lifting sensation tinged with a heady euphoria. This is typically followed by a full-body high that may leave you feeling sedated. It’s especially popular with medical users.
Fruitcake: Sweet, fruity and more enticing than its name suggests, this hybrid strain is often described as both calming and grounding. But it’s easy to get locked to the couch, owing in part to its high myrcene content. Some fans credit it with imparting focus and stamina, a plus for certain physical activities. Is there truth in the rumor? Let us know, or maybe don’t.
Lemon Crippler: This is an intriguing one! This sativa-dominant hybrid imparts a strong cerebral effect which some describe as euphoric. After this initial rush, you may feel hazy and elated. Flavorwise, look for a combination of sweet berries, earth and of course a healthy dose of lemon.