Terpenes also play a significant role in how Cannabis is experienced. In addition to their medicinal qualities, terpenes act synergistically with cannabinoids, commonly known as “The Entourage Effect”. For example, high levels or myrcene produce more sedative effect in some, in contrast to high levels of limonene, which can produce a more energetic and uplifting effect. These are not regulated compounds, but is of special interest to patients and those whom are working to produce Cannabis with complex aromas and tastes. 

Green Peaks provides terpene profiles, including a detailed report of concentrations and ratios, by way of analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

Common terpenes include:

  • (-)-alpha-Bisabolol
  • Camphene
  • delta-3-Carene
  • beta-Caryophyllene
  • Geraniol
  • (-)-Guaiol
  • alpha-Humulene
  • P-cymene
  • (-)-Isopulegol
  • d-Limonene
  • Linalool
  • beta-Myrcene
  • Nerolidol
  • Ocimene
  • alpha-Pinene
  • (-)-beta-Pinene
  • alpha-Terpinene
  • gamma-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • (-)-Caryophyllene oxide
  • Eucalyptol