Terpenes are the aromatic compounds that give each strain of cannabis its unique smell and flavor. Terpenes aren’t anything new to us. They exist in everything around us. Aromas provided by these powerful amplifiers are made up of many familiar flavors such as mint, lemons, lavender, and so many more.
Terpenes are also a product of their environment. Yes, the genetic makeup of something plays a large roll, but as much as this is the case terpenes are highly volatile. Because of this, terpene profiles for cannabis are ever-evolving.
A terpene profile can often be the most important aspect to consumers. Certain terpenes have been found to contain certain medicinal properties. The effects of terpenes on the body, while not fully studied, are quite phenomenal. This is why it’s always a good decision to check the terpene profile to get the maximum benefit out of your medicine.