Cannabis and terpenes

If you vape or smoke weed, it is good to know about terpenes. Terpenes are organic compounds in cannabis that increase your high. Besides that, terpenes affect the taste and offer numerous of medical benefits.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes (and terpenoids) are aromatic organic hydrocarbons found in many plants and even some insects. Terpenes are also found in the cannabis plant. Plants develop terpenes to fend off animals and to attract helpful predators and pollinators. The marijuana plant naturally has high levels of terpenes. It are these terpenes that give weed buds their unique smell.

Where are terpenes used for?

If you are familiar with essential oils, you already have experience with terpenes. Terpenes occur in large quantities in various essential oils. For example, lime is contained in the essential oil of lemons and limonene, alpha and beta pinene are present in the essential oil of pine needles.

The terpenes in these oils contribute to the uplifting effects that you experience when you smell the shell of a lemon or wander through a pine forest.

All cannabis strains have different flavors. This is due to the different terpenes in the flower buds.

Likewise, the terpene linalool takes the overhand in lavender essential oil and is known to create a sense of relaxation and lightness. All of these terpenes and thousands more occur in high concentrations in the buds of weed plants.

Why are terpenes important?

Terpenes affect your high and contribute to the entourage effect of cannabis. Besides that, terpenes have medical benefits and give weed and vape oil its natural taste and smell. It are terpenes that give a cannabis strain its unique aroma.

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