July 1, 2021
The cannabinoids THC and CBD have been known by EVERYONE for a while. However, it’s becoming more evident that there is another completely different class of active compounds that’s just as important. Some say, even MORE important.
Whether you call them terps or terpenes, you have surely heard about these compounds by now.
If you’ve ever:
-Peeled an orange
-Seasoned food with black pepper
-Crushed a pine needle
-Smelled a sprig of lavender.
You basically know what they are..
Let us try to summarize this for you, but be sure to read up on the different terps, especially when you’re looking for your perfect strain.
Terpenes are not unique to marijuana. So far, scientists have discovered around 20,000 terpenes. Approximately 200 terpenes have been identified in Cannabis.
Their chemical structure makes them aromatic molecules, meaning they are responsible for giving marijuana its vast array of unique flavors and pungent aromas, ánd even influence it’s effect.
Many terpenes that we find in the cannabis plant are also found elsewhere in nature. Most notably in fruits, plants, and spices.
A ‘terpene profile’ is the combination of terpenes present in a plant.Every plant that contains terpenes has a terpene profile—even if a particular plant only contains one type of terpene. You still following?
Cannabis is renowned for its varied and rich terpene profiles. The dozens of terpenes that have been found in cannabis can be combined in hundreds of different ways, and each cannabis terpene profile has unique attributes.
Are terps more important then cannabinoids?
You can’t have one without the other, cannabinoids & terpenes work together. It’s the whole plant that does the best job, not just a single compound
Choosing the right terpene profile is more important then choosing the highest THC percentage. Terpenes decide how the cannabinoids that are present in the flower, will act when inside your system, dictating your experience and the therapeutic benefits.