Learning about terpenes

Cannabinoid, indica, sativa, hybrid and strain are common cannabis terms; Just recently, when I visited our local dispensary, the budtender mentioned terpenes.

I didn’t know what he was talking about.

I thought I was fairly expertiseable about cannabis, however there is consistently more to learn. Terpenes are another naturally occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. They determine the flavors, aromas and even the colors buddyd with a variety of types of vegetation. There are terpenes in citrus fruits and aromatic herbs, such as thyme and sage, for cannabis, terpenes are responsible for the particular aroma and taste of different strains. Terpenes help to protect the plants from predators and harsh weather. It is believed that the terpene profile of a strain works in partnership with the cannabinoid content to achieve the effects buddyd with particular strains. It’s possible for multiple different strains with equal levels of THC to produce truly different experiences. This is because of the terpenes, then while some are considered to be psychoactive, because they affect the brain, terpenes don’t cause a high sensation. It is believed, however, that terpenes impact the effects of THC. I’ve realized that I was focusing too heavily on THC content when choosing a strain to purchase. I am now more interested in the terpene profiles… Modern research suggests that particular terpenes might have potential benefits for particular mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. There are approximately 400 recognized terpenes in cannabis, however only a handful have been attached to exact effects so far.

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