Since opening in 2014, we’ve noticed that many customers choose to purchase cannabis based on how high the THC percentage is. While THC is one of the important factors behind the “high” people experience, terpenes are the reason why you experience specific types of highs.
Cannabinoids, THC, and terpenes all collide into the beauty that is cannabis. Together, these work in synergy to create an effect that is unique to each strain and flavor. Today we’re excited to talk about six of our favorite terpenes: caryophyllene, humulene, limonene, linalool, myrcene, and pinene.
Caryophyllene – Pronounced “carrie-o-figh-lean”, is said to be an antioxidant and potentially offers anti-inflammatory benefits. It generally smells or tastes like fresh pepper and other earthy spices.
Humulene – Pronounced “hume-uh-lean”, is said to taste and smell earthy with the scent of wood. This terpene is rumored to help with appetite suppression with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Limonene – Pronounced “lime-o-kneen”, is generally always a fan favorite. The smell and taste of citrus, either lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, clementines, etc. Limonene is typically uplifting and said to be an anti-fungal.
Linalool – Pronounced “lynn-uh-lool”, usually reminds people of fresh lavender. It is said to have sedating qualities and might aid in alleviating insomnia.
Myrcene – Pronounced “mur-scene”, is frequently said to taste both spicy and fruity. Mangoes and cloves typically are the flavors that come to mind, bringing along relaxing and soothing characteristics.
Pinene – Pronounced “pine-kneen”, is one of the most common terps around. This smells and tastes like fresh pine needles and evergreen trees. Pinene is said to have an uplifting effect with potential anti-inflammatory properties.
These six terpenes do not make up the entire list of every available terpene. There are many others that play a role in the world of cannabis. When it comes to cannabis at Kushmart, terpenes are heavily considered in the buying process. Flavorful weed not only tastes better, it typically helps users achieve the specific high they’re looking to experience.
To learn more about cannabis, terpenes, cannabinoids, and other parts of the marijuana industry, visit Leafly.com. Their website will give you basic information and enable you to do your own research elsewhere.