What is a “Terpene”?
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in plant resins (trichomes), including those from cannabis and organic hemp flower. There are thousands of terpenes found in the plant kingdom and more than 100 found in cannabis alone. Terpenes provide the aroma and flavor of cannabis varieties and may support the action of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids in the body.
- Pronounced: /ˈtərpēn/
- The aromatic compound found in cannabis that enhances the effects of THC and CBD.
- Any of a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants.
“You can really smell the limonene terpene in this strain.”
“I just smell the bud and let the terpenes influence which I pick.”