Terpenes


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. The below wheel shows the properties of the 5 most commonly found terpenes: 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”.


Cannabis use can contribute to short-term and long-term adverse effects such as impaired memory, impaired motor ability, altered judgement and paranoia. Regular inhalation may be associated with inflammation of the large airways, increased airway resistance and lung hyperinflation. There is also an increased risk of chronic psychosis disorders (including schizophrenia) in persons with a predisposition to such disorders.