What Are Cannabis Terpenes and What Do They Do?

Modern Canna Science Terpene Testing

The distinctive aromas and flavors we associate with cannabis are all thanks to organic molecules known as terpenes. Terpenes are inert chemicals that are produced by all flowers and plants, not just cannabis. These fragrant molecules are the main component of essential oils utilized in both aromatherapy and traditional medicine. Terpenes are what give oranges their wonderful citrus smell, and … Read More

The Difference Between Terpenes and Cannabinoids

Modern Canna Science Terpene Testing

Terpenes and cannabinoids are active chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, and both perform important functions. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC are largely responsible for the psychoactive, therapeutic, and medicinal benefits of cannabis. Terpenes are lesser-known compounds found in cannabis and are responsible for flavor and smell. What do cannabinoids do? The majority of the 100+ known cannabinoids do not … Read More

Cannabis Terpenes and the Entourage Effect

Modern Canna Science Cannabis Classifications, Terpene Testing

The whole of a medical marijuana product is generally is greater than the sum of its individual parts. The primary active ingredient in the product will always be tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), but the effects of that ingredient are enhanced or modified by several other terpenes that are present in the cannabis plant. THC and terpenes each deliver desirable medical efficacy, but … Read More