Let’s Talk Terpenes!
WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Gives fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs their signature scent.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TERPENES?
Cannabis gets its fantastic aroma from compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are fragrant oils found in many types of plants, especially coniferous (evergreen) varieties. The chemical compounds they secrete give fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs their signature scents. There are over 100 identified terpenes, many of which are unique to the cannabis plant.
WHY ARE TERPENES IMPORTANT?
We all have individual preferences for smells and tastes, so knowing the terpene profile of a cannabis product can help you choose one totally catered to your preference. Like with wine, it is important to consider the terpene structure of what you are smoking. Terpenes provide strains with their unique flavors and effects. Choosing a quality strain goes beyond just a high THC percentage. It has a lot more to do with terpenes than people think. This is due to what most people call “the entourage effect” which explains how cannabinoids and terpenes work together in the overall effect of cannabis.
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