Terpenes are produced by a variety of plants including the cannabis plant. They are organic compounds found in the same glands that produce the cannabinoids. They tend to have a strong odor and have developed to protect the plant. More than 100 terpenes have been found in cannabis and they combine in different ways to create distinctive strains. Research into the entourage effect looks at how terpenes work with cannabinoids to aid with anxiety and mood disorders.
The five mostly commonly found terpenes identified in cannabis include;