Terpenes 101

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are the fragrant oils secreted in cannabis trichomes. 
Depending on which receptors they interact with, terpenes can relax, stimulate, or sedate the patient. When terpenes are blended with certain cannabinoids, growers and the engineers of specific strains can control the potency, activity, and feelings induced in the user. This makes for an ease of use and the possibility for all patients to find, not only a comfortable strain, but one that is tailored to the needs of their condition. 

 

As Leafly describes, terpenes have unique attributes that contribute to the overall composition of a strain, adding a dimension to each one's "personality."  In combination with cannabinoids, a cultivar profile blends for specific therapeutic benefits and achieving appropriate psychoactive results. 

 

*Note: As always, with medical conditions and symptoms, please consult your recommending physician about whether specific terpenes can be used to treat symptoms of your qualifying condition. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements made regarding these products. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

NOTE

As always, with medical conditions and symptoms, please consult your recommending physician about whether specific terpenes can be used to treat symptoms of your qualifying condition.

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MYCRENE

Aroma: earthy, cloves, herbal (mangoes)

Myrcene passes through the blood brain barrier allowing for a higher uptake of cannabinoids

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PINENE

Aroma: pine

BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

Aroma: pepper, spicy, woody, cloves

Beta-Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to interact with the CB2 receptor without interfering with THC uptake.

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LIMONENE

Aroma: Citrus

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LINALOOL

Aroma: floral, citrus, candy (lavender) 

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FARNESENE

Aroma: apple, hops, ginger

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TERPINOLENE

Aroma: fresh, piney, floral, herbal and occasionally citrus

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OCIMENE

Aroma: sweet, fragrant, herbaceous and woodsy

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HUMULENE

Aroma: hops, woody, earthy

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