In the cannabis world, recently there has been a lot of talk about something called terpenes and the different effects it can have. But what exactly are these naturally occurring chemicals?
Well, if you have ever breathed in the cool scent of a mint leaf, or the citrusy sharpness of an orange, or the spiciness of black pepper, you are experiencing that plant’s natural terpenes. Terpenes are the chemicals found in different plants that effect how they smell. And, just like any other plant, cannabis is loaded with terpenes. In fact, over 100 different terpenes have been identified in cannabis, with the types varying across the different strains. Essentially, terpenes are the reason why each cannabis strain has such a distinct aroma and flavor.
But there is more to terpenes than meets the nose. Although more research is being done, there is evidence to suggest that certain terpenes are thought to have specific effects on the body. Results also can very widely based on the amount of each terpene and how they interact with each other, also called the “Entourage Effect.” Keep in mind though—terpenes are a chemical compound separate from cannabinoids (like THC or CBD), so they aren’t associated with the “high” feeling experienced from THC.
As we manufacture all our CBD isolates here at Honey Oil, a rare case in this industry as most out source, we take the effects of these different terpenes into consideration. Our CBD cartridges contain different strains designed to promote specific results.
For example, our hybrid CBD strain, Gelato, contains terpenes like Linalool and Phytol. Thought to promote feelings of calmness and relaxation, these terpenes have an effect similar to that of smelling lavender. When paired with limonene, a citrusy-smelling mood enhancer, an overall balanced effect is achieved.
Our sativa strain, Green Crack, energizes, as it contains terpenes like pinene, which is associated with mental focus and acuity, the mood-enhancing limonene, and the spicy, herbal aromatics of Humulene.
GDP, our indica strain, contains terpenes like Myrcene and Linalool that are associated with feelings of calmness and relaxation, and Beta-Caryophyllene reduces inflammation. GDP is a great strain to choose if you are looking to chill out and improve your sleep.
For a brief breakdown of some common Terpenes check out this chart below.
We hope this guide serves you well in your quest for understanding the intricacies of CBD. Shoot us an email if you have any other questions we are happy to answer them 🙂