I’m not a big fan of hard liquor, but our father easily prefers expensive whiskey. He tells myself and others that it takes years to develop the taste pallet necessary to discern the complex features of the taste of one barrel of whiskey over another. The type of wood as well as its age has a significant impact on the taste as well. I care about our father’s interest in whiskey, however I do not really share it. I never took to drinking like the rest of our family always did. When I got to college, I was a lot more interested in using cannabis in down time than getting drunk from taking shots or downing bottles of wine. Cannabis can still pose a risk for abuse as well as dependency, but the effects from the drug are incomparable. Cannabis has a plethora of medical benefits while alcohol is accepted among most medical professionals to be deleterious to users’ mental health when used to self-medicate those honestly mental health complications. You wouldn’t defend getting drunk to ease your anxiety if drinking caused you to be more worried in the long run, but that’s the mindset of some people who drink daily. But even if you’re a whiskey connoisseur like our father, cannabis offers a similar taste diversity with the complex terpene profiles of one strain versus another. I am partial to cannabis sativa strains as well as one that is becoming a favorite is actually called Yellow Brick Road. It has about multiple dominant terpenes that are listed on the certificate of analysis from the state testing lab. Some batches of cannabis flower products only have a handful of dominant terpenes while most have dozens or more minor terpenes that only show up in trace amounts.