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Terpenes

TERPENES & EFFECTS

Let’s dive into the fascinating world of terpenes, the “scent-sational” molecules that give plants their unique aromas and flavors! Terpenes are like nature’s perfumers, infusing cannabis with an array of delightful scents and tastes. With over 20,000 terpenes out there and more than 100 found in cannabis alone, these tiny molecules pack a big punch in shaping your experience.

As the go-to guides for our customers, our knowledge of terpene combos is our superpower. We’re like flavor sommeliers, helping our customers navigate the diverse world of cannabis to find their perfect match. Terpenes are the secret sauce that adds depth to the cannabis experience. If THC and CBD are the engines powering your cannabis journey, think of terpenes as the steering wheel, guiding the direction of your high.

When terpenes team up, they create an even broader spectrum of flavors and effects. Every cannabis strain has a lead terpene, usually one of eight primary players. The supporting cast includes a mix of other primary terpenes and a sprinkle of secondary ones, all coming together to create a unique and memorable experience. So, let’s embark on this aromatic adventure together, exploring the endless possibilities of terpene profiles and their impact on your cannabis journey!

PRIMARY TERPENES

MYRCENE
Flavour Profile: Musk, Cloves, Herbal
Effects: Sedating, Relaxing, Enhances THC
Naturally Found In: Basil, Mangos, Hops, Lemongrass, Thyme, Guava Melon

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in myrcene:  Pink Kush – Various Producers, Tropicanna – Jonny Chronic, Crunchberries – Sweetgrass

LIMONENE
Flavour Profile: Citrus, Lemon, Orange
Effects: Happy, Uplifting, Elevated Mood
Naturally Found In: Lemons, Limes, Orange Peel, Mint, Dill, Caraway

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in Limonene: Cherry Bomb – Jonny Chronic, Ghost Train Haze – Color Cannabis, Mango Taffie – Good Buds, Power Mints – Simply Bare


TERPINOLINE

Flavour Profile: Pine, Herbal, Floral, Spice
Effects: Uplifting, Creative Calming, Relaxing
Naturally Found In: Lilac, Nutmeg, Cumin, Apples, Fir Tree

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in Terpinolene: Pomelo Skunk – V.C.C, Sour Sangria Craft Smalls – BC Smalls, Moon Pie – Homestead


CARYOPHYLLENE

Flavour Profile: Pepper, Wood, Spice
Effects: Anxiety Relief, Calming,
Naturally Found In: Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Hops

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in Caryophyllene:  Ultra Sour -Big Bag of Buds, Wappa – Redecan, Peanut Butter Souffle – Coast Mountain Cannabis, Sonic Screwdriver – BC Smalls, Caramel Macchiato – Bc OZ, Dessert (Apple Fritter) – Low Key by MTL


ALPHA-PINENE

Flavour Profile: Pine, Wood, Green
Effects: Alertness, Memory Retention, Anti-Anxiety
Naturally Found In: Rosemary, Pine Needles, Parsley, Basil, Orange Peel

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in Alpha-Pinene: Blue Dream, El Dorado, Gather (Jack Herer), Harlequin, Northern Lights, OG Kush.


LINALOOL

Flavour Profile: Floral, Spice, Citrus
Effects: Sedating, Calming, Anxiety Relief
Naturally Found In: jasmine, lavender, rosewood, basil, or thyme.

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in Linalool: Gabriola, Platinum Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies, Zkittles, Grandaddy Purple, Alien Cookies.


HUMELENE

Flavour Profile: Earthy, Woody, with Spicy, Herbal Notes
Effects: Appetite Suppression
Naturally Found In: Sage, Ginseng, Basil

Strains available at Mood Cannabis Co that are dominant in Humulene: Critical Kali Mist, Death Bubba, Island Honey, Purple Haze, Glueberry, Alien Dawg.

CHOOSING YOUR TERPENES & EFFECTS

Discovering the perfect cannabis strain for your needs is an exciting journey, and understanding terpenes plays a crucial role in this adventure. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that not only give each strain its unique scent but also contribute to the overall experience.

Each strain’s terpene profile can greatly influence its effects. For example, strains rich in limonene, a terpene found in lemons, are typically associated with energizing and uplifting sensations. However, when limonene is paired with other terpenes, it can create a more calming and relaxing experience.

It’s important to note that individual reactions to terpenes can vary. While some may find limonene to be an enjoyable mood booster, others might experience increased anxiety or paranoia. Keeping a personal cannabis journal can be a valuable tool in identifying which strains and terpene profiles resonate best with you.

If you’re seeking an energizing and uplifting effect, look for strains with a combination of alpha-pinene and limonene. For those in search of creative, focused, or happy vibes, strains with alpha-pinene and linalool might be the perfect match. And if relaxation and sleepiness are your goals, consider strains with a blend of linalool and limonene.

By exploring different strains and noting their effects, you can create your own personalized “weed map” that guides you to the terpenes and cannabis genetics that harmonize with your unique preferences and needs.