What Are Terpenes? Explaining the Secret Ingredients of Cannabis.

When it comes to hemp and cannabis in particular, most people are familiar with cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

CBD and THC are cannabinoids, which bind with the endocannabinoid system, which includes receptors such as CB1 (receptors in the brain and central nervous system) and CB2 (receptors found in the immune system and peripheral organs.) 

When you drink our Delta 9 drinks, for example, the cannabinoids CBD and THC bind to your cannabinoid system to create the effects you are looking for. 

Terpenes Are Essential to Cannabis

While cannabinoids are found exclusively in cannabis plants, there are smaller molecules called terpenes that are found in the vast majority of plants, including, yes, cannabis. 

More specifically, they occur naturally in the essential oils of plants. Terpenes are made up of the simplest organic compounds, hydrocarbons.

In the cannabis plant, terpenes are found in trichomes, the visible crystal resin on cannabis that helps protect the plant from predators and the elements.

As far as surface effects go, terpenes lend cannabis plants their smell and flavor, but this is only the beginning of what terpenes offer. 

Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to the endocannabinoid system, resulting in a wide variety of effects. There are more than 200 known terpenes, many of which differ by the effects they have on a consumer. 

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Terpenes are essential for making our hemp-derived products effective. If you are interested in learning more about the many products available in the world of cannabis, do not hesitate to reach out to us today, and we can help you find the cannabis product that is right for you!

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! 

From THC+CBD Bourbon Balls to Delta 9 gummies, we sell a wide variety of high-quality products on and in-store at Bourbon Country Cannabis’ Nulu Location (819 E Market St Suite 101, Louisville, KY 40206). 

Stop by our store or check us out online, and you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for!

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