There are 120 discovered terpene profiles discovered in Cannabis which are the precious aromas we associate with the plant.
Terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants, and contribute to their flavor, scent and color. These substances are the building blocks for essential oils and plant raisins, and are often used in food additives, perfumery and aromatherapy. Some are even thought to have medicinal properties, and to help in fighting bacteria, fungus and environmental stress. Plants like rosemary, mint or basil have a strong terpene profile, and therefore they’re referred to as aromatic plants. Cannabis contains a wide range of terpenes as well that are thought to interact synergistically with the cannabinoids in the plant, and to enhance its health effects.
Unlike marijuana, hemp does not have a strong flavor and is not referred to as an aromatic plant, meaning the terpene profile of hemp is a bit less significant. Terpenes can be extracted from other plants and added to products produced from hemp to give them the synergistic effect that can be associated with marijuana. Customers can even purchase terpenes to add to their isolate or oils to achieve the effects and aromas they desire.