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Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene

Erin Doble
Erin Doble 19 Nov 2019

Although found in many cannabis strains, terpinolene is a terpene that is only present in very small amounts. It’s often one among dozens of other terpenes in cannabis strains but rarely takes #1 in percentage. However, this doesn’t mean that this terpene is unimportant.

Terpinolene takes a key role in cannabis strains. Without terpinolene, you’d have a hard time defining the taste and smell in a strain. It helps define these tastes, smells and affects therapeutic and experiential effects. This multidimensional terpene carries a wide range of smells including piney, floral, citrusy and has a ‘fresh’ kind of smell to it.  

β-Terpinene

Aroma: Pine, Citrus, Herbaceous
Found in: Lilacs, Nutmeg, Cumin
Vaporizes: 365°F
Strains: Ghost Train Haze, Chernobyl, Jack Herer, Golden Pineapple
Properties: Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Reduce Risk of Heart Disease 

 

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