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    Terpenes – A Riot of Perfumes and More

    Posted by Diane Campbell on Apr 24, 2015 1:04:00 PM

     

    What Are Terpenes?

    Terpenes are the naturally-occurring compounds that give various strains of marijuana their distinctive aromas and flavors. Unlike cannabinoids, terpenes are produced by many species of plants, including conifers and many of the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices that we commonly consume. Whether you breathe in the sweet citrus fragrance of a bud of Super Silver Haze or the spicy aroma of a pine forest, much of what you smell is a result of a particular terpene combination.[1]

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