Terpenes are the compounds found in nature that are responsible for
smells. The smell you associate with pine trees, oranges, and
strawberries all come from different concentrations of terpenes. There
are over 200 known terpenes in the cannabis plant. Full research is
still being conducted on what all terpenes do but they are being
credited with how using cannabis can interact with the body. Some
terpenes are credited with being energizing, relaxing, or helping you
feel focused. Common terpenes found in cannabis are Myrcene (smell like
cloves), Pinene (the main terpene found in pine trees), Caryophyllene
(found in basil, black pepper, and cinnamon), Limonene (a derivative of
pinene and the main terpene in citrus plants), and Linalool (found in
lavendar and having distinctive floral notes).
Full and Broad spectrum hemp products have naturally occurring terpenes
still present and may increase the “entourage effect”. Each hemp strain
has it’s own combination of terpenes giving them their own unique smell.