I tried to locate a thread with this topic but found none so I apologize if this is redundant but here it is. For the last year or so I've noticed a lot of buddies have bought bagged buds with supposedly different genetics but very close to the same, very strong, smell and flavor. I've been hearing more and more of terpenes being added to bud to boost flavor and scent to help with sales. This would seem to put an "honest" hard working grower at a disadvantage in the marketplace. My personal view on this is mixed. I'm not sure if I trust terpene vendors have a pure and safe product. The adulterated flower may or may not be safe but surely is not "pure" cannabis. Maybe if the terps being added are 'clean' there is an added positive benefit? I don't know. I do know my friends have mentioned my flower is lacking in smell and taste by comparison even though it's been grown and cured well. They have said my flower doesn't have much color. That happens when the chlorophyll cures away. It seems there is a lot of fast dried (to keep it bright green), super tight (compressed for transport), strong smelling (added terps) buds going around and a hard working old timer can't compete with that. Thoughts from the gallery?