Whether you are a medical, recreational, occasional or a daily cannabis smoker, you have probably heard about terpenes in pot.
Cannabis has a unique and very distinctive smell.
Some people find it unpleasant and overwhelming, while most marijuana enthusiasts find it very calming and enjoyable. Just like any other plant, pot has components which are responsible for its unique aroma and flavor.
And those tiny chemicals inside the resin glands or trichomes are called terpenes.
You might have noticed that not all strains smell the same. Pine, berry, mint…There’s more than a few distinctive fragrances in cannabis.
Terpenes produce a citrusy aroma in some strains, fruity and sweet notes in others and while some may smell and taste like lavender, others can be more earthy and pungent.
Certain strains even smell like cheese.
However, it’s not all about the smell. Terpenes also produce a wide range of medical effects and that is exactly what’s so captivating about them in the first place.
There are at least 80-100 terpenes unique to the cannabis plant and the combination of these chemicals and …