How does this tie in with cannabis? Terpenes are responsible for the smell and flavor of cannabis and depending on how you consume that cannabis, you will experience different terpenes. Smoking the same flower from a pipe with butane lighter tastes different than vaporizing it. That is because of how many of the terpenes are left intact to interact with your taste buds and olfactory senses.
Most people have a preference for certain terpenes within cannabis. Is your favorite smoke one that will stink up the whole house like a Super Skunk or Dog Walker? What about the fruity smell of Strawberry Cough and Pineapple? How do you feel about your flower having no discernible smell at all? All of these variations are caused by terpenes. The type and concentrations of different terpenes dictate how much and what your product smells and tastes of.
Taking dabs from live resin is more flavorful than other extracts like BHO and PHO. This is because less of the terpenes remain in the plant after curing and processing. These terpenes also have the added value of certain health benefits. Beyond their inherent health benefits, terpenes also act synergistically with cannabinoids in areas like reducing inflammation, pain relief and preventing certain cancer growth to even counteracting depression. It’s like stacking discounts; two or three together gets you a bigger value than each individually.
Below is our top 5 list. This list is based on prevalence of the compound as well as overall health benefits. There are literally thousands of terpenes and over a hundred have been identified in cannabis. So without further ado, let’s jump into this list!