Terpenes are aromatic compounds comes form plants. Cannabis plants contain true terpenes.

True Terpenes are the substances that give different strains of cannabis their own palette of pleasant smells and flavors. Terpenes, like cannabinoids, are produced in the tiny mushroom-shaped glands found on the surface of marijuana flowers and leaves. These glands, known as trichomes , can be represented as miniature factories that secrete the resin that contains all of these beneficial molecules. They are what give the buds their shiny and crystalline appearance.

In the same way that cannabinoids are found in cannabis plants in high concentrations, so are Terpenes for sale. The plant is known to contain more than 200 different terpenes. Although this might seem like a significant figure, more than 20,000 terpenes have been identified in nature. They are classified into two main categories based on the weight of the molecule. Pinene is considered one of the most important, while other lighter molecules have been classified as "minor" terpenes.

The truth is that there are two varieties of pinene. Α-pinene is the culprit behind the different aromas of pine needles and rosemary herb, while β-pinene is the molecule that causes the unmistakable smell of basil and dill.


That said, the presence of pinene in cannabis goes way beyond smell. In reality, this molecule can influence the perceived effects and potency of a variety. For this reason, pinene and other terpenes are just as important as cannabinoid concentration for many smokers when choosing a strain to use for recreational or therapeutic purposes. For example, pinene is known to increase alertness, while myrcene has a more sedative effect. Pinene has been found to also facilitate short-term memory loss, which is often caused by excessive consumption of THC. It can also help mitigate negative feelings, such as paranoia, when a person has smoked much more than their body can tolerate. For this reason, pinene is an essential terpene.