After consuming marijuana, people will feel a sensation of relaxation and drastic mood changes. These side effects are brought on by multiple chemicals (called cannabinoids) that naturally occur in the marijuana plant. Once inside, these substances stimulate an advanced neural network called the endocannabinoid system, which is essential to higher brain function and growth. Some of the most famous cannabinoids include THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive agent that causes “highs,” and a less dangerous version called cannabidiol. While you may be familiar with these two chemicals, have you ever heard about another substance that is found in the flowers?
Some Facts about Terpenes
Terpenes are fragrant oils found in the resin glands of marijuana flowers (alongside THC and CBD). This substance provides the taste and smell famously associated with the herb. Likewise, marijuana aficionados appreciate the potential benefits of these oils and how terpenes improve the dabbing process.
Now, let’s take a closer look at marijuana plants with the highest terpene concentrations.
Considered a quality strain for outdoor framing, Zkittlez has earned a notorious reputation for being particularly fragrant. In fact, the herb is so strong that it is used to train police dogs in the identification of weed. Its peppery fragrance stems from the terpene beta-caryophyllene (75%), while its flowery tang comes from humulene (0.33%).
A more THC-dominant strain, Rozé is often used as an alternative to Zkittlez and is infamous for inducing (or, more appropriately, tranquilizing) users due to high concentrations of the psychoactive cannabinoid. Overall, this strain of marijuana is balanced by two terpenes called pinene (0.87%) and myrcene (0.45%), which serve as bronchodilators once inhaled.
Marijuana aficionados appreciate limonene for its uplifting, energetic qualities that are somewhat similar to coffee. Known for having a distinctive lemony flavor, this marijuana plant is an award-winner and has been the subject of experimental growth. Based on statistics, limonene ranks the second most fragrant marijuana plant, containing a mixture of terpenes including beta-caryophyllene (0.48%), limonone (0.44%), and more to create its distinctive lemony smell.
While marijuana may have a nice fragrance and could potentially serve medical purposes, the drug is still potentially addictive and lethal (if used in abundance).
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