Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are aromatic oils that play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants that are responsible for the plant’s characteristic scents (think: linalool in lavender, and limonene in orange). Some terpenes play a protective role, both in the plant and when consumed.
The 6 most commonly found terpenes are Limonene, Humulene, Pinene, Linalool, Caryophyllene and Myrcene. Use this resource to help determine which products will create your desired effects.
Each cannabinoid and terpene has its own set of therapeutic benefits and unique properties, and when consumed together they can enhance each other’s effects.
In this way, they are more effective together than if they are alone. This is referred to as the “Entourage Effect”.