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What Are Cannabis Terpenes?

Cannabis terpenes are one of the most essential parts of a user’s experience. There are more than 150 types of terpenes in cannabis. The compounds in these terpenes determine the scent and flavor of cannabis. Most terpenes are available in only trace amounts, but the most prominent ones combine to give unique cannabis strains specific scent and flavor profiles. Terpenes can also produce a range of mood-altering and therapeutic effects for users. The Botanical Co. and Franklin Fields team loves to share our knowledge about terpenes and other parts of cannabis that work together to offer you the best possible experience. We are Michigan’s premier dispensary, offering customers high-quality cannabis products and expertise.

How Do Terpenes Work? 

The most dominant terpenes in a strain work together with the cannabinoid content, or amount of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to produce different effects associated with various strands. Terpenes do not make a user feel high on their own. They combine with these other products to help fight anxiety, pain, and depression or give a euphoric mental feeling.

Terpenes in Cannabis

The most predominant terpenes in cannabis include:

  • Myrcene – Myrcene often delivers spicy and earthy scent notes and a sweet flavor. Cannabis with high levels of myrcene offer most users a relaxing.
  • Caryophyllene – Caryophyllene has a spicy scent and taste. It is the only terpene that can bind to the endocannabinoid system’s CB2 receptor in the body’s immune system.
  • Limonene – Limonene offers a citrusy smell and taste. It is known to reduce stress and boost a user’s mood.
  • Linalool – Linalool has a spicy and floral note combination. It is known for being a strong sedative with pain management properties.
Some Other Terpenes Found in Cannabis

  • Terpineol – This is a terpene with a floral and herbaceous scent that has been studied for its potential anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects. It may also have a calming effect on the body.

  • Nerolidol This terpene is known for a floral and woody fragrance that has been found to have anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. It may also induce relaxation and sedation.

  • Pinene Pinene is a terpene with a distinct pine-like aroma that has potential anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator effects. Some studies have also suggested that pinene may enhance memory.

  • Humulene Humulene is a terpene with an earthy and woody scent that has been studied for its potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer propertie

Cannabis Terpenes


THC and CBD are two of the most common cannabinoids in cannabis. Cannabinoids and terpenes are two very different compounds that offer many positive effects for cannabis users. Terpenes, cannabinoids, and other compounds combine to produce optimal effects and sensations of cannabis. This is important to remember when trying to reach a specific goal. If you are using a CBD isolate for therapeutic purposes without any results, we may suggest pairing it with a product that contains terpenes to reach your desired effects.


Terpenes have been used for the amazing scents associated with them to formulate essential oils for many years. Linalool is popular in lavender oil for relaxation, while the Bubba Kush cannabis strain rich in limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene is known for relieving stress. Many people also associate terpenes in cannabis medicine as boasting unique medicinal therapeutic properties. Aromatic compounds have been known to help alleviate minor medical issues for many users. Michigan.


We’re excited to share our knowledge of terpenes and terpene combinations with you today. We want to help you find the terpenes that meet your goals. We understand cannabis is often overwhelming with so many properties and varying strains. Our team at The Botanical Co. is here to welcome you with open arms. We offer a warm and inviting environment to help you learn about cannabis products. Call us today or visit any of our locations in LansingTawasKalkaska, and Middleville, Michigan.