Exploring Cannabis Terpenes: Dive Deep into New Flavours

What are Cannabis Terpenes

As summer fades away and a new season unfolds, many people discover themselves delving into fresh interests, hobbies, and experiences. And what could be more captivating than exploring the intriguing realm of cannabis terpenes? These aromatic compounds found in cannabis not only contribute to its unique flavours and scents but also offer a variety of therapeutic benefits. So, whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or a curious newcomer, let’s dive into the world of cannabis terpenes.

Understanding Cannabis Terpenes

Terpenes are organic compounds found in various plants, including cannabis. They are responsible for the distinct smells and flavours associated with different cannabis strains. Beyond their sensory qualities, terpenes also interact synergistically with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to produce an array of effects, ranging from relaxation and euphoria to increased focus and energy.

A Flowering Cannabis Plant under Purple Lights

Popular Cannabis Terpenes and Their Effects

Linalool: If you’re seeking a calming and soothing experience, look no further than Linalool. This terpene is commonly found in lavender and offers a floral, slightly spicy aroma. Linalool is renowned for its potential anti-anxiety and sedative properties, making it an excellent choice for unwinding and relaxing during the evenings.


Triple Burger by Tribal

Triple Burger’s gasoline scented flowers are something any connoisseur will lust after. Its intense fuel aroma gives way to an equally strong gas flavour in its smoke. Hints of skunk, rubber, cheese, and sweetness are also present. Dominant terpenes include Caryophyllene, Farnesene, and Linalool. One of the most potent strains in Tribal’s line-up.

Terpinolene: Terpinolene is a versatile terpene with a complex aroma that combines floral, piney, and citrusy notes. It’s found not only in cannabis but also in various plants such as lilacs, apples, and nutmeg. Terpinolene is less common in cannabis compared to some other terpenes, but its unique properties make it worth exploring.
Good Afternoon by Thunder Spirit

The Swamp Boys cut of Velvet Glove has garnered many accolades and earned a reputation of being in the elite category. Fruity, earthy, and fuel with an unmistakable funk that overtakes the pallet immediately upon inhale. Dominant terpenes include Terpinolene, Ocimene, and Limonene.

Bisabolol: Derived from chamomile, Bisabolol is a terpene known for its delicate floral and sweet aroma. It is often found in skincare products due to its potential anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and soothing properties. Incorporating cannabis strains rich in Bisabolol can provide a calming and relaxing experience, making it an excellent choice for those seeking tranquility.  Additionally, Bisabolol has been associated with potential skin benefits, making it an intriguing terpene to explore for topical applications or infused skincare products.
Dancehall by Coast Mountain Cannabis

Coast Mountain Cannabis’ award-winning cultivar, BC Organic Dancehall is a must try legacy strain. With the lineage of Juanita La Largrimosa with Kalijah, the strain provides a perfect 1:1 THC to CBD ratio, frosty nugs, and aromas and taste of pineapple and diesel with its dominant terpenes including Myrcene, Bisabolol, and Limonene.

Geraniol: Geraniol is a terpene known for its pleasant, rosy, and fruity aroma. It is naturally found in geraniums, roses, and other aromatic plants. Geraniol is not as commonly abundant in cannabis as some other terpenes, but when present, it adds a unique touch to the overall profile.
Harlequin by Tantalus 

Harlequin is a 1:2 CBD rich strain with very low THC. The genetic makeup of this plant is a patchwork of 1970’s Columbian, Thai, and Nepali influences which creates a sativa leaning plant. Tantalus selected from the diverse genetic heritage and expression of this plant, to provide a balanced THC and CBD profile. 

Limonene: Found in citrus fruits, Limonene gives off a refreshing, citrusy aroma. It is known for its uplifting and mood-enhancing properties. Limonene can promote stress relief, elevate mood, and boost energy levels, making it a perfect choice for Fall adventures and social gatherings.
Lemon Tartz by All Nations

Lemon Tartz is a cross between Super Lemon Haze and Wedding Cake. This aromatic sativa-dominant strain has a distinct citrus and gas nose. Top terpenes include Limonene, Linalool, and Nerolidol. The light green buds are dense and covered by frosty coating of trichomes. 

Embracing the Diversity of Terpenes

While we’ve highlighted some popular cannabis terpenes, it’s important to note that there are hundreds of different terpenes found in cannabis, each with its unique set of properties and potential effects. Exploring these terpenes not only adds depth to your cannabis experience but also allows you to customize your recreational activities based on the desired effects you seek. One fascinating aspect of cannabis terpenes is their interaction with cannabinoids, known as the entourage effect. Terpenes work synergistically with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to enhance or modify their effects. By selecting strains with specific terpene profiles, you can fine-tune your cannabis experience, tailoring it to your desired mood and activity.

These aromatic compounds not only offer a delightful sensory experience but also contribute to the vast array of effects cannabis can provide. From the uplifting and energizing qualities of Limonene to the calming and relaxing properties of Linalool, each terpene brings something unique to the table. So, whether you’re lounging at your favourite hangout,  hiking through nature, or simply enjoying a quiet evening, cannabis terpenes can add an extra dimension of enjoyment to your favourite edible, pre-roll, or vape, with unique flavour profiles and sensations depending on the unique terpenes in each strain of cannabis. 

Remember to approach cannabis consumption responsibly, starting with low doses and seeking guidance from professionals. With a little exploration and knowledge, you can elevate your cannabis experience and discover new strains using the wonderful world of cannabis terpenes as your guide.

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