Cannabis contains over 100 terpenes. Learning to identify them can be helpful when you’re choosing cannabis products, especially if you have scent and flavor preferences. Terpenes contribute to the distinct aromas unique to each strain of cannabis. They are also thought to play a part in the way cannabinoids affect consumers. Through what is referred to as the ‘entourage effect’, it is speculated that terpenes, and other compounds present in cannabis, help modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant.
The 5 most common terpenes found in cannabis are Myrcene, Pinene, Limonene, Linalool and Beta-Caryophyllene.