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Terpenes 101:

By Moe Herbert | | Cannabis Info

Although the labeling on most recreational cannabis packages do not disclose terpene information, these highly sought after nuances are gaining even more popularity as cannabis culture grows.

‘Terpenes’ are the natural flavors and smells that encompass the cannabis flower, as well as many other plants (Lemon, Lavender, etc.). When you crack open your baggie and bury your nose in, you are often hit with a rush of aroma – Scents of citrus, pine, skunky and many others fill the room and stimulate the sensory system.

Terpenes are known to have various properties that people believe add to the different effects that Cannabis can give users (i.e. energetic, sleepy/sedated, etc.).  Below lists some popular and well known terpenes that many users have experienced. Find out which terpene profiles you enjoy the most by clicking the link at the bottom of the page to learn more!

  • Alpha-Pinene, Beta-Pinene

Aroma: Pine
Effects: Alertness, memory retention, counteracts some THC effects
Also Found In: Pine needles, rosemary, basil, parsley, dill
High Pinene Cannabis Strains: Jack Herer, Chemdawg, Bubba Kush, Trainwreck, Super Silver Haze


  • Myrcene

Aroma: Musky, cloves, earthy, herbal with notes of citrus and tropical fruit
Effects: Sedating “couchlock” effect, relaxing
Also Found In: Mango, lemongrass, thyme, hops
High Myrcene Cannabis Strains: Pure Kush, El Nino, Himalayan Gold, Skunk #1, White Widow

  • Limonene

Aroma: Citrus
Effects: Elevated mood, stress relief
Also Found In: Fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint
High Limonene Cannabis Strains: OG Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Jack the Ripper, Lemon Skunk


  • Caryophyllene

Aroma: Pepper, spicy, woody, cloves
Effects: No detectable physical effects
Also Found In: Black pepper, cloves, cotton
High Caryophyllene Cannabis Strains: Hash Plant

  • Linalool

Aroma: Floral, citrus, candy
Effects: Anxiety relief and sedation
Also Found In: Lavender
*High Linalool Cannabis Strains: G-13, Amnesia Haze, Lavender, LA Confidential



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