Totally Terpenes: What They Are and Why They Are Important
July 12, 2021
If you’ve ever been to a pine tree forest, the smell tends to follow you home. That iconic pine smell comes from a chemical called Pinene, a Terpene. Terpenes are found in any strong smelling plant, and help ward off predators and attract pollinators. Cannabis is one such strong smelling plant, and it’s famous smell comes from those terpenes. Over 100 individual terpenes have been identified in Cannabis, and the “blend” of these terpenes is what makes one strain of Cannabis different from another. So, whether it's the peppery, citrus filled smell of San Fernando Valley OG (SFV OG), or the sharp, “bad cheese” smell of a Gorilla Glue, you can follow your nose to identify these blends.