What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds commonly produced by plants and fruit. They can be found in lavender flowers, oranges, hops, pepper, and of course cannabis. Secreted by the same glands that ooze THC and CBD, terpenes are what makes cannabis smell like berries, citrus, pine, and fuel among other things.

Terpenes are thought to play a role in therapeutic use and contribute to the entourage effect of cannabis with the sensory aspects of flavour and fragrance. Terpenes have unique therapeutic effects, creating a phytocannabinoid-terpinoid synergy that aids in the treatment of many conditions such as pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, cancer, epilepsy, and other conditions.

Guide to Terpenes

Terpenes are present in most plant life, and give each strain of cannabis it’s particular medicinal and aromatic qualities. Patients will often try to match certain terpenes to their particular condition for maximum relief. In order to activate these terpenes, set your vaporizer to the boiling point of a specific terpene in order to leverage its particular effects.