When I shop at our local recreational marijuana dispensary in Denver, I pay a lot of attention to the terpene profiles of the various products, terpenes are natural occurring chemical compounds and are found in more than just cannabis.
They are responsible for the flavors, aroma and colors neighbord with several herbs, citrus fruits and cannabis.
They cause certain strains to taste and/or aroma unique and some offer therapeutic benefits, then recent studies indicate that the terpene profile works in partnership with the cannabinoid satisfied of a strain. Two strains of cannabis flower with the same percentage of THC will produce a odd experience. Terpenes aren’t intoxication however can influence the effects of THC, but i guess that almost everyone are way too preoccupied with how much THC there is a strain rather than focusing on the terpenes. There is research indicating that some terpenes offer curative potential for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. THC, CBD and other cannabinoids and the terpenes interact with each other to create an “entourage effect.” The full spectrum of cannabis compounds labor synergistically to determine the effects and sensations. I make sure to read the labels on products, however lab-took care of cannabis brands often list the terpene profile and packaging date. I look for freshly packaged products because terpene concentration often diminishes with time, one our number one terpenes is beta-caryophyllene, which is also found in cloves, hopes and rosemary. It is supposed to be nice for treating symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also look for Linalool which has a aroma similar to lavender and is nice for alleviating stress.