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.
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.
In many cases, terpenes are often responsible for producing a range of wellness effects. While cannabinoids such as CBD and THC provide psychoactive and therapeutic effects, it’s worth noting that terpenes also play a role in promoting wellness.
Certain terpenes also bind with receptors in our immune system. For instance, Limonene and Myrcene are terpenes that contribute to the creation of anti-inflammatory work in the immune system.
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.
As mentioned above, the positive wellness effects of terpenes have been established. These effects are not limited to physical benefits for the immune system, but can also include potential mental benefits. For instance, terpenes may help with anxiety.
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
If you are looking to find out more about cannabis, then be sure to check out our blog, which updates you on everything in the world of cannabis!
- Mixing CBD and THC: What Are the Benefits of the Entourage Effect?
- What Are Terpenes? Explaining the Secret Ingredients of Cannabis.
- Breaking Down The Differences Between THC and CBD.
- Delta 9 THC Gummies: A Complete Guide for Beginners
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