Terpenes: Exploration of Scent and Medicinal Attributes

September 9, 2020

Any cannabis user is well aware of the plant’s iconic scent. Its smell comes from terpenes, which are fragrant oils that give all botanicals their unique aromatic signature. The “riot of perfumes” as the famous French poet and hashish eater Arthur Rimbaud used to describe the scent of cannabis, includes a dance of over 200 different terpenes. Explore what they are and how they evoke their varied effects on the user.