What are terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of organic compounds that are the main building blocks of essential oils in many plants. They give plants their unique aromas and flavors and have various biological effects and have potential therapeutic agents for various medical conditions. Cannabis terpenes are the fragrant oils found in the flowers of the cannabis plant that contribute to the unique aroma and flavor as well as the effects that different strains of cannabis have on the body and mind. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant and different strains can have varying levels of these terpenes, resulting in variations in aroma, flavor and effects. Some common cannabis terpenes include myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, pinene, linalool, humulene and terpinolene.