Understanding Terpenes The cannabis herb offers many molecules that have been found to provide medicinal efficacy for patients and health and wellness benefits for “adult use” consumers. Among these healthful chemicals are cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Terpenes are the molecules responsible for the sometimes pungent aroma of many strains of cannabis. With 200 terpenes possible […]
A Terse Education in the Entourage Effect The genetic makeup of cannabis sativa makes available to chemotypes, cultivars, and individual plants of this herbal species literally hundreds of different molecules—all of which offer various and significant medicinal efficacy. These include more than 100 cannabinoids, 200 terpenes, and a couple dozen flavonoids. Cannabinoids Cannabinoids are molecules […]
Understanding Terpenes: Ocimene Ocimene is one of more than 200 terpenes discovered to date in hemp and cannabis. Terpenes are aromatic molecules once thought to convey only aroma (as part of the evolutionary defense mechanisms of herbs and other plants). In recent years, however, much clinical research has revealed the medicinal efficacy of molecules such […]
Terpenes for Anxiety By: Curt Robbins Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent class of mental disorders. Social anxiety (sometimes called social phobia) is an anxiety disorder that affects more than 45 million North Americans. It is characterized by feelings of fear and dread when in social environments and can manifest as panic attacks, sleep disturbances, […]
Today’s Terpene of the day is Linalool- packed with the 3 A’s: Anti-Anxiety, Analgesic, and an Anti-Convulsant, strains with Linalool are definitely favoured amongst cannabis users! Check out the article in the Strainprint Community that Curt Robbins wrote to learn more.
While it’s been long rumoured that cannabis use leads to “the munchies” and subsequent weight gain, weed and weight loss may have a surprising and promising partnership. An age-old assumption that is held about cannabis users is that they often succumb to “the munchies” and end up making poor food choices, risking gaining weight as […]
If you have a medicinal, recreational or scientific interest in the cannabis plant, the term “terpenes” has most likely popped up as you educate yourself on cannabis and the way it interacts with the human body. The importance of terpenes in all species of plants, especially cannabis, can’t be underestimated. Terpenes are fundamental building blocks […]