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Terpenes are mainly responsible for the pungent aroma of many strains of cannabis. With 200 terpenes possible in any given strain of cannabis, an almost unlimited number of subtly distinct scents have been produced by selective breeding over the centuries. Besides aroma and flavor, there is evidence indicating that terpenes may also impact cannabis’s effects.
Keep in mind that what works for others may not work for you. Educating yourself and cautious experimentation will help you find your way.
More than 20,000 terpenes exist throughout nature. Major terpenes found in popular cannabis strains include many found in other plants, including Pinene (pine trees and other conifers, ironwort, and sage) limonene (citrus), humulene (hops used to brew beer), and geraniol (geraniums).
As you can see, we can't list every terpene out there but here is a list of the common major terpenes found in cannabis strains;
Sativa or Indica? The Myrcene Effect
A particular cannabis strain’s volume/concentration of myrcene may dictate whether it exhibits an “indica” or “sativa” effect.
Cannabis that contains more than 0.5% myrcene is generally categorized as indica, producing a sedative, tranquilizing effect that promotes appetite and sleep. Cannabis with less than 0.5% myrcene will generally result in a sativa strain, characterized by uplifting, energizing, and cerebral effects. Sativa strains are also sometimes associated with appetite suppression and the ability to mentally focus