The Original Cannabis Terpene Brand
We believe in a farm-to-table model of cannabis extractions and enhanced terpene-rich products that encompasses the entire essence of the plant from start to finish. Our proprietary advanced extraction techniques allow us to separate unadulterated full spectrum terpenoid and cannabinoid compounds resulting in the cleanest, highest testing, and finest tasting solvent-less products available in today's market. Dedicated to providing quality, excellence, and standardization, Blue River has set the standard for innovation and excellence in terpene technology, effectively leading the way for new products and innovation on a global scale.
In the fall of 2013, the cannabis industry in the United States underwent the most significant transformation since prohibition. Many states had passed legislation which enacted medical cannabis laws, and a few states even took on the challenges of regulating adult use. Opening up the regulated cannabis market brought a new wave of investment, business opportunities, and unrestricted innovation.
Blue River was conceived during this period of rapid innovation, beginning as an idea surrounding the potential uses and applications of cannabis derived terpenes. The founder of Blue River, Tony Verzura, believed that developing full-spectrum cannabis derived terpenes and incorporating them into a variety of forms would change the landscape and bioavailability of cannabis products.
By fall of 2014, Blue River cannabis-derived terpenes were incorporated into both a Live Resin and Full Melt process. These high terpene infused extracts ended up winning Blue River's first of many High Times Awards that year.
Blue River later went on to launch the world's first e-commerce website enabling individuals to access cannabis-derived terpenes world-wide. Blue River had a cameo appearance on a Hollywood red carpet event for the Academy Awards featuring the first cannabis derived candles. That exposure helped popularize cannabis derived terpenes generating a buzz of excitement, so much so that cannabis and non-cannabis users alike couldn't stop talking about "terps."
It became very apparent that cannabis derived terpenes were not only responsible for fascinating aromas or unique flavors but were critical components in creating "full spectrum" products. Blue River began collaborations that would forever change the popularity of terpenes while solidifying Blue River as the original terpene brand.
In the winter of 2015, Gold Drop began utilizing Blue River Terpenes to isolate CBD Crystalline from distillate, as well as in their single sourced THC distillates diluted with only cannabis terpenes for vaporization. Blue River launched an advanced mechanical extraction division that focused on solvent-less techniques with the use of cannabis derived terpenes. The new advanced extraction techniques and signature branded terpene enhanced products gained industry wide attention earning the company over 50 cannabis awards.
Blue River “Terps” has been featured in High Times, Playboy, Skunk Magazine, Sensi Magazine, DOPE Magazine, Culture Magazine, Viceland's Bong Appetite, Gadget, Hotboxing with Mike Tyson, local micro-breweries, restaurants, supper clubs, and countless events.