When it comes to the effects of cannabis, and quite frankly, a wide variety of plant-based products, a lot of it comes down to the terpenes. Are you familiar with aromatherapy? Well, aromatherapy is an established holistic healing treatment because of the aromatic compounds in essential oils. Those compounds are, you guessed it, terpenes!
There are, of course, a plethora of aromatic compounds contained in plants besides terpenes (like terpenoids and phenols both of which are made from terpenes, as well as ketones, lactones, and so on), but for now, we'd like to talk about terpenes. These compounds have an important impact on the user's experience of cannabis, so we requested that our lab, Green Leaf Lab, make us a chart outlining some of the established effects of the most common terpenes. Enjoy!