What is a terpene?

Author: Taylor Christianson |

Terpenes, formally known as Terpenoids, are aromatic compounds that serve many uses for plants, from protection from predation, attraction of pollinators, and much more.

Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of cannabis, and over 200 have been reported in the plant. Terpenes impart scents and flavours similar to those found in a range of other plants including pine trees, lemon fruit and basil.

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