After they vaped the first terpene, “I observed that three of us were leaning back on our elbows on the living-room floor, very laid-back, and the other three were all leaning forward and talking a mile a minute,” Georgis recalls. “I said, ‘Hey, has anybody else noticed what’s happening here?’ And Jacob, our budtender, admitted he’d given half the room linalool, a terpene for relaxation, and the other half d-limonene, known for energy. Then we each vaped the other terpene, and the effect reversed itself -- the guys who were previously talkative weren’t saying anything and vice-versa. And we said, ‘Whoa, we just changed the direction of our mood midstream!’”
Ever since, they’ve been making a beeline toward product launch: within the next couple of months, LucidMood should be available for sale online and on dispensary shelves (the estimated price is $15 for a box of five bases and $10 for a package of five moods). During this time, they're also building a brand that celebrates crowdsourcing. The website has a forum where users can share their recipes for combining terpenes to enhance every activity from painting to partying to sports. For instance, Georgis is constantly tinkering with the best ratio of base to d-limonene for skiing: “Eldora had a foot of snow yesterday, and after several hours of deep powder on steep terrain, my friend was whooped, but I wasn’t fatigued at all!” That kind of input will be especially invaluable as they expand the line of terpenes. “An Arousal mood will surely be the next one up for formulation -- and we’ll need testers," he promises.