Terpenes refer to the fragrant oils found in a cannabis plant, responsible for the plant’s aroma, taste and color. A cannabis plant has over 100 different terpenes and every strain has a distinct terpene type and composition. This unique combination of the aromatic compounds and other cannabinoids helps one to distinguish between different cannabis strains. Besides contributing to the plant’s aromatic diversity, terpenes play a vital role in influencing the medical and psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant. some of the popular terpenes include limonene, pinene, borneol, myrcene etc.
Further Reading: A Cannabis Enthusiast’s Guide to Terpenes