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 creatures.

Terpenes are officially found in cannabis, citrus fruits, herbs, and peppercorns. Terpenes are what gives different marijuana strains distinctly different flavor and odor profiles, however research is showing that terpenes also contribute to the feeling of a unique cannabis strain, that is why cannabis strains with identical THC satisfied can produce wildly different results when consumed, based on the terpenes. There is consistently new research being conducted on terpenes and how they produce different effects on human bodies, however the general hypothesis right now is that terpenes labor in tandem with cannabinoids in order to deliver them into the sad system. Terpenes themselves don’t produce any kind of high, however they do affect the way that a unique cannabis strain may odor or taste! It is also predicted that terpenes have an effect on the way that THC is delivered, and that different terpene profiles will deliver the same amount of THC differently, but new research is suggesting that some terpenes have potential effects on particular 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 different terpene profiles, head to your local dispensary today to speak with a budtender about how cannabis can benefit you!

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