How Cannabis Terpenes Influence Your High
Terpenes are compounds that are also part of the cannabis plant. They are abundant in nature and are found in multiple plants, including the cannabis plant. Researchers believe that terpenes play an important role in the so-called “entourage effect.” This describes how terpenes and cannabinoids work together to bring about desired effects. Using a THC or CBD dominant strain/product may not get you the results you’re looking for.
BISABOLOL – Bisabolol has a very light, sweet floral aroma. It is known to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Strains high in this terpene include Harle-Tsu, ACDC, OG Shark, and Rockstar.
CARYOPHYLLENE – Caryophyllene is a spicy terpene. It has antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, analgesic, antiproliferative, antioxidant, and neuroprotective effects. Strains include Bubba Kush, Chem Dawg, Sour Diesel, and OG Kush.
OCIMENE – Ocimene is recognized by its sweet, fragrant, herbaceous, and woody aromas. It is often used in perfumes for its pleasant odor. Strains include Golden Goat, Chernobyl, and Space Queen.
LINALOOL – Linalool has a floral scent with spicy tones. It has analgesic, antidepressant, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and sedative effects. Strains include Master Kush, Sour Diesel, and Locomotion.
MYRCENE – Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene found in many varieties of cannabis. Strains that are high in myrcene will result in a lazy feeling, while the strains with low levels will produce a more energetic high. Strains include Pure Kush, White Widow, Himalayan Gold, and Jack Herer.
PINENE – Pinene is a naturally occurring terpenoid and the most common in nature. It is accountable for the pine taste in many popular strains. Just like many other terpenes, it also has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and antioxidant properties. Strains include AK-47, Bubba Kush, Trainwreck, and Purple Kush.