Effects of Delta 9

Effects of Delta 9 THC: The Role of Terpenes

The effects of delta 9, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, are a topic of interest for many people.

Remember your high school chemistry lessons? You may recall that everything around us is made up of smaller components. It’s all like a big puzzle, with all the tiny pieces fitting together to create the world we live in. And just like chemistry class, breaking things down into simpler compounds can help us understand how everything works together.

We can use this same process to uncover the secrets of the cannabis plant and discover terpenes. Terpenes are the building blocks that give each cannabis strain it unique properties, and understanding them is key to exploring the plant’s science.

Cannabis Breakdown 

Breaking down the cannabis plant reveals a rage of compounds, including cannabinoids. A class of compounds that are exclusive to the cannabis plant and contribute to its effects when consumed by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Both hemp and marijuana, which are different forms of the cannabis plant, contain terpenes.

Terpenes, which are naturally occurring compounds found in the essential oils of plants, are not exclusive to cannabis plants but are present in the vast majority of plant species.

Continuing to break down terpene compounds leads to the formation of hydrocarbons, which are the simplest organic compounds composed of hydrogen and carbon. 

As a result of this breakdown, unbreakable elements such as hydrogen and carbon are produced, contributing to the formation of hydrocarbons.

But back to terpenes.

What Role Do Terpenes Play In Cannabis’ Effects?

Terpenes can be found in the trichomes of cannabis plants. Trichomes protect cannabis plants from natural threats, such as animals that would eat the plant or weather that would damage it.

In addition to being a component of the cannabis-protecting trichomes, terpenes also contribute to the distinct aroma and flavor of different cannabis varieties. 

But terpenes also contribute to the effects of cannabis by binding to the endocannabinoid system (ECS), where the physiological “buttons” that cannabinoids such THC and CBD interact with are located. 

Because terpenes are independent of cannabinoids, they are found in CBD and THC products alike. No matter what cannabis product you consume, there will be terpenes in the product. 

Psychoactive Effects of Terpenes 

Many people use cannabis products for recreational purposes, the specific contribution of terpenes to the psychoactive effects of cannabis remains unclear.

Terpenes may play a role in enhancing the effects of delta 9 THC, the primary ingredient responsible for activating the psychoactive effects of products like Delta 9 beverages or sublingual Delta 8 THC products.

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Although much remains to be discovered about terpenes, one thing is clear: They have a significant impact on the wellness effects of cannabis products. 

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Selected Posts from the Hectare’s Blog + Our FAQ 

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"Hemp" is one variety of the cannabis plant, which refers to plants that contains 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).

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