Terpenes are chemicals that are created and stored in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, along with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Terpenes give cannabis its distinctive aroma and cannabis consumers have indicated that terpenes are sometimes associated with various effects. The exact effects of terpenes on their own, and within cannabis, are currently unknown, but the following descriptions may help you navigate our product assortment.
Myrcene is considered to be a mellowing, earthy terpene for some people. It is found in high quantities in mangoes and wild thyme, as well as hops, lemongrass, bay leaves, and citrus fruits. With an earthy and musky scent, myrcene is also the most common terpene in cannabis and is often found in larger quantities in indica-dominant strains.
BC Cannabis Stores has identified some common terpenes in cannabis, but there are more than 200 others that may be present in varying lower percentages. As a guide to help you find your way, up to three of the most dominant terpenes are displayed along with their respective percentages in the terpene wheel above. Some of the many other terpenes may include: bergamotene, elemene, eudesmol, guaiol, santalene, selinadiene, and ylangene.