Cannabis has so much to it and generally speaking we look at the properties like THC and CBD when picking a strain amongst various other factors like yield and flowering time, or whether it’s a regular, feminised or auto seed.
One other strand to this wonderful plant is terpenes.
Terpenes are what you smell. And let’s be honest, Cannabis smells wonderful. It’s so distinctive and strong and gives you another reason to love this wonderful plant.
Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids terpenes are aromatic oils that colour cannabis varieties with a huge range of flavours. It’s the equivalent to checking the aroma from a fine wine - but better, in our opinion.
Some examples of Terpenes are:
The science behind terpenes and its distinctive smell are to deter predators and lure pollinators.
According to data published on Leafly.Com, over 100 different Terpenes have been identified.
Many believe that Terpenes play a key role in differentiating the effects of various Cannabis Strains.
We’re keen to find out from you, what your favourite smelling strain is. Drop it in the comments below to let us know.
This blog post was compiled by Gary Eff, for Discount Cannabis Seeds. DCS have a range of over 3,000 Cannabis strains for you to choose from. Shop now.
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