Marijuana contains more than 490 compounds, with Cannabinoids and Terpenes arguably being the most significant and well recognized.
There are over 20,000 terpenes in existence and the cannabis plant has at least 100 of them across many plant varieties. You will recognize many if not all the terpene profiles in cannabis as they are no different then the profiles you find in your favourite fruit, vegetables and plants. For example, Limonene one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis gives it a citrus smell and taste—like lemons. Limonene has powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Limonene can also help to decrease stress and enhance mood. Strains high in Limonene include Sour Diesel and OG Kush as well as Super Lemon Haze.
Another terpene is Linalool; if you’ve ever used lavender for its relaxant effects, then you’re familiar with the terpene linalool. Linalool is widely known for the stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant effects. Linalool can help to balance out the anxious side effect sometimes produced by THC and this makes it an ideal terpene for the treatment of anxiety. Linalool is present in strains like Special Kush, Amnesia Haze, and OG Shark.
Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) a Cannabinoid stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, creating euphoria thus producing the “high” associated with recreational cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another Cannabinoid, but unlike THC it is a non-psychoactive compound—meaning it does not get you “high”, but still offers therapeutic effects. The relationship between the 400+ different cannabinoids and 100+ terpenes on our bodies when consuming cannabis is multifaceted and complex, our Cannaseurs understand this and are here to help you seed your perfect cannabis connection.