Cannabis Terpenes: An Understanding Of The Commonly Unknown

Cannabis Terpenes: An Understanding Of The Commonly Unknown

By Daron Babin - October 18, 2015

For countless consumers the term “cannabis terpenes” is a bizarre and unfamiliar term, but it probably will not be for much longer. Since scientific research and technological innovation bring all of us to much better understanding of cannabis, we’re starting to see that there’s a great deal more to marijuana than its own cannabinoid content. To get a hint of the additional beneficial compositions in your strain, simply give it a sniff.

Cannabis Terpenes

“Cannabis Terpenes” are aromatic oils which give cannabis its aromatic diverseness. They’re precisely what give Blueberry its signature berry aroma, Sour Diesel its flavor, and Grand Daddy Purple its distinctive scent. These oils are produced in the flower’s sticky resin glands, the exact same ones that generate THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Terpenes are by no means special or unique to marijuana; they can easily be found within many other botanical herbs, berries, and plants as well.

Our thanks to Green House Seeds for this amazing terpene chart.

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Wikipedia – Terpenoids