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A Guide To Terpenes And Cannabinoids

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A Guide To Terpenes And Cannabinoids.

Answers Common Questions Like What’s Different Between Cannabinoids And Terpenes?  What to Watch Out For? And More.

ˈtər-ˌpēns | Noun | Molecule Formula  C10H16

Terpenes Definition:

Terpenes reside inside the oils of most flowers, fruits, and herbs like Cannabis.  Terpenes provide the smell and taste that are provided from these types of plants.  In Cannabis, Terpenes are formed in the Trichomes and play a huge roll in the effectiveness of the CBD product.

What Are CBD Terpenes?

Terpenes are found in the Trichomes of the Cannabis plant.  Trichomes are the little hair like follicles that form on the outer parts of the plant.  Most “effects” that people desire from the cannabis plant come from the trichomes.

Not all CBD Oils are the same and neither are Terpenes.

Cannabinoids And Terpenes.

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in and on the surface of the Cannabis plant.  There are now 118 different cannabinoid compounds found in the hemp plant.  Terpenes are found mostly in the Trichomes that form on the outside of the hemp plant.

There are over 120 types of Terpenes found in the cannabis plant.

The most infamous of all cannabinoids is Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC).  THC is the psychoactive compound that provides users with the euphoric “high” and is also found mostly in the trichomes of the hemp plant.

Rising in popularity is the second most prevalent phytocannabinoid Cannabidiol(CBD)

If you are wondering what is in CBD oil and wanting the full Entourage Effect, then I suggest using a Full Spectrum CBD Oil.

I don’t suggest using a Broad Spectrum CBD Oil or THC Free CBD Oil if you are looking to enjoy the full effects of Terpenes because these types of Cannabidiol Oils are considered “Isolates”.

An Isolate CBD product is refined in a way that removes any other Phytocannabinoids including Terpenes from the oil completely.

Some CBD manufacturers add Terpenes to the mixture in an attempt to create a desired effect, smell and taste.

Most Common Terpenes in Cannabis.


Myrcene Terpene


Limonene Terpene






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