What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are responsible for the smell of Cannabis. They are composed of a five-carbon isoprene compound. Terpenes are also responsible for this difference in flavor among different strains.


Love that cooling, refreshing sensation you get from eucalyptus, mint, rosemary, tea tree, and mugwort? This is due to the terpene eucalyptol, which is also known as cineol.

Understanding Terpenes

How much do you know about terpenes? Terpenes are found in ALL plants, including cannabis. Terpenes are aromatic molecules produced from the resin of plants. Along with flavonoids, they are the scents/tastes of plants. Different cannabis strains have their own terpene combinations, creating a unique smell. Cannabinoids, however, do not produce scents. Terpenes provide several […]