Two of the features that make the cannabis plant so special are its smell and taste. For this, we must thank terpenes.
Terpenes are compounds that add to the flavour and scent of marijuana, changing how cannabinoids bind to their receptors, thereby altering their effects on the person. Terpenes originate in the same part of the cannabis plant as CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.
CBD and THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Terpenes-which may be totally new to you are the natural aromatic oils in the cannabis plant that let off the different smells, tastes and produce different effects on your body. Sometimes even just smelling cannabis can change how you feel. Terpenes, just like CBD and THC interact with your body to produce a range of beneficial effects when boiling at certain temperatures.
It is important for every person who vapes to know what effects are generally associated with the different boiling points as a different boiling point, can affect the effect on the user. Terpenes have been shown to contribute to many of the benefits of vaping cannabis.
There are hundreds of known beneficial compounds in cannabis, each with fairly unique vaporization points. Here’s a handy chart of the most studied and revered cannabinoids and terpene compounds and the corresponding temperatures at which they vaporize. This can be really fun—knowing these vaporization points enables you to better control your experience.
Here is a description of some of the common terpenes molecules in weed, which vary by strain:
Pinenes: Pine odour, opens the lungs to possibly improve THC absorption. Responsible for increasing focus, self-satisfaction, and energy.
Caryophyllene: Sweet, woody, clove taste.
Linalool: Floral smell.
Limonene: Has a citrus scent.
Myrcene: Most likely effects intake of THC by brain cells to increase the overall effects of THC when ingested together.
Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of cannabis and are perfectly safe. They are common constituents of flavourings and fragrances. Cannabis’s captivating fragrance and particular flavour are determined by the dominant terpenes in a strain.
It’s no secret that cannabis affects a person’s mind, mood, emotions and behaviour. By adding different strains of terpene you can change this. It is noteworthy to mention that not all types of terpenes work the same, either. Some types may influence the brain in a way as to relax us while others have the opposite effect, lifting our mood and energy levels
The strains can vary massively from one source, or even one harvest to another.