What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are fragrant oils that produce a unique taste and smell in the different cannabis strains. The tastes and smells of the terpenes vary from earthy, woodsy, herbal, spicy, diesel or cheesy, all the way to citrusy, sweet, and floral. Essentially, each cannabis strain has its own unique terpene profile.
Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants and some animals. They’re responsible for the aromas, flavors, and even colors associated with various types of vegetation. In terms of cannabis, terpenes are what make certain strains smell or taste different from others. The chart shows some of the more common terpenes and their effects. However, each person may experience the effects differently.