Understanding Cannabis Terpenes
Terpenes, in combination with cannabinoids, blend for specific therapeutic benefits and psychoactive results. Terpenes also determine the scent of specific strains. Dependent upon which receptors they are interacting with, terpenes can relax, energize, stimulate, or sedate the patient. When terpenes are blended with certain cannabinoids, growers and the engineers of specific strains can control the potency, activity, and feelings induced in the user. This makes for an ease of use and the possibility for all patients to find not only a comfortable strain but one that is tailored to the needs of their condition.
The cannabis plant contains a complex profile of terpenes that help shape each strain. There are more than 150 different known cannabis terpenes and approximately 100 different other cannabinoid compounds.
Keep reading to learn more about some of the most prominent and talked about terpenes in cannabis.