Is it possible to personally experience every expression of taste or smell within cannabis’ potential?

If you’ve ever wondered if you will eventually get bored with smoking cannabis, or just wondered how many unicorn cultivars there could possibly be lurking within the potential of your seed collection…just think of a deck of cards.

I’ll explain what I mean…

A typical deck of cards has 52 total cards in it. That means it has a 52 factorial of possible configurations. Which as a number is exactly 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000 worth of potentials. That means that every time you properly shuffle a deck of cards, the outcome will be a combination that has never been seen before, and will never be seen again. 52 factorial is close to the amount of individual atoms the mass of the earth is suspected to be comprised of. Meaning that to get the same configuration of cards twice in a row after shuffling, would be equivalent to picking a random atom on earth, signing your name on it…throwing it back into the earth, coming back in a billion years (which a billion years worth of seconds is nowhere near as big a number as 52 factorial is, as a side note) and picking out the exact same atom on your first try.

Now…take what you’ve just learned, and consider the fact that cannabis has around 200 individual terpene expressions. Each with its own taste and scent. That gives cannabis around a 200 factorial worth of terpene combinations, each playing off each other in various ways based on amounts of each…which makes 52 factorial look like a drop in the ocean.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it


I’ve been hunting and growing since 1993. It’s always been fascinating and it never gets old to me.


Great feedback, thank you

It also explains why every once in a while one tastes special or not as good