Terpene 411

What are Terpenes? 

Terpenes are organic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis. They are responsible for the distinct aroma and flavor profiles of different cannabis strains and are also believed to play a role in the therapeutic effects of cannabis.


Terpenes are produced in the same glands as cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, and work together with these compounds to produce the effects commonly associated with cannabis use. This is known as the entourage effect, which suggests that the combination of different cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis can have a more significant effect than any single compound on its own.


Terpenes have a variety of potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic, and sedative effects. Some terpenes, such as limonene and pinene, are believed to have anti-cancer properties, while others, such as linalool and myrcene, are believed to have neuroprotective effects.


In addition to their potential therapeutic benefits, terpenes also play an essential role in the flavor and aroma profiles of different cannabis strains, making them an important factor for consumers who are looking for a specific taste or scent.

Here a list of a few of the terpenes that are found in cannabis along with a brief description of the terpene's medicinal properties.