Terpenes in Cannabis
Differences in strains of Marijuana comes down to this.
Cannabis has many active compounds such as the commonly know THC (causes euphoria) and CBD (causes pain relief). These are part of a group known as Cannabinoids and are the compounds that distinguish it from other plants. That is what makes it special.
The term cannabinoid refers to a molecule specific to cannabis, but they are more generally classified as Terpenoids or Terpenes. These terpenes are the reason for the smell and flavour of the different varieties of cannabis. Lemon, pepper and musk are some of the flavors and aromas found in the wide variety of cannabis flowers. And the general consensus is that the different terpene profiles in marijuana plants is what causes different effects when they are used.
That fruity, minty, earthy or spicy smell in cannabis is what gives many marijuana strains their interesting names like “Lemon Haze” or “Blueberry Lambsbread” 🙂
Terpenes in cannabinoids cause many of the positive effects that come from cannabis consumption and can suppress some of the anxiety inducing effects. The combination of terpenes and cannabinoids can ensures a more effective and enjoyable experience.
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