What are terpenes?

If you have spent any time researching cannabis you have likely come across terms like indica, sativa, cannabinoids, and terpenes.

Terpenes are chemical compounds that occur naturally in any living things like plants and critters.

Terpenes are properly found in cannabis, citrus fruits, herbs, and peppercorns. Terpenes are what gives peculiar marijuana strains distinctly peculiar flavor and smell profiles, but research is showing that terpenes also contribute to the feeling of a certain cannabis strain, that is why cannabis strains with identical THC content can produce wildly peculiar results when consumed, based on the terpenes. There is always new research being conducted on terpenes and how they produce peculiar effects on human bodies, but the general hypothesis right now is that terpenes labor in tandem with cannabinoids in order to give them into the distraught system. Terpenes themselves don’t produce any kind of high, but they do affect the way that a certain cannabis strain may smell or taste, but it is also predicted that terpenes have an effect on the way that THC is delivered, and that peculiar terpene profiles will give the same amount of THC differently, and new research is suggesting that some terpenes have potential effects on certain mental health ailments like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Cannabinoids differ from terpenes in that cannabinoids have particular receptors in the brain that they bind to, while it is believed that terpenes somehow assist in this binding. If you are interested in trying peculiar terpene profiles, head to your local dispensary today to speak with a budtender about how cannabis can benefit you!

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