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Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis and hemp. They contribute to the distinctive smells and flavors of different flower strains. Terpenes are produced in the resin glands of flowers, where they work alongside cannabinoids like THC and CBD to produce the plant’s unique effects and therapeutic properties.

There are over 100 different terpenes identified in hemp plants, each with its aroma and potential health benefits. Some common terpenes found include Limonene, Myrcene, Linalool, and Pinene.

Terpenes not only contribute to the sensory experience but also play a role in affecting the effects of cannabinoids through what is known as the entourage effect. This phenomenon suggests that terpenes, along with cannabinoids, work synergistically to produce better effects.