What Are Terpenes?

What Are Terpenes? Why Do They Matter?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds, specifically found in cannabis, and secreted from the same glands responsible for the production of cannabinoids. They offer distinct colors, scents, and flavors. Can you imagine if all chicken, cheese, perfume, wine or essential oils tasted and/or smelled the same? Boring!
In addition to the nearly countless cannabis strains, terpenes offer even more options by doing their part in determining how an individual strain will taste and smell. With over 100 distinctive terpenes per cannabis plant, terpenes offer something for every palate while also determining whether an individual strain will serve as Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid variety.

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