Produced in the same glands that produce cannabinoids, terpenes are aromatic oils that give different cannabis strains their unique flavors like berry, pine, citrus, and mint.
For many strong-smelling plants and flowers, the development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel pests and predators and lure pollinators. Weather, age, time of day, climate, the type of soil, even what kind of fertilizers are used are some factors that can influence the development of terpenes.
Researches have found hundreds of different terpenes in different strains of cannabis, and every one is composed of its own unique terpene type. Different terpenes will produce different effects. Some like Pinene and Myrcene promote calming, relaxation and stress-relief, while others like Limonene and Terpinolene potentially promote energy, focus and acuity.
Select a terpene from the list below to learn more.
- All Terpenes