What Are Cannabis Derived Terpenes?

There are many different types of cannabinoid products that have different flavors and aromas. Do you ever wonder how this is possible and how these flavors and aromas are created? The answer to this question is quite simple. The flavors and aromas of different cannabinoid products are created or produced by hydrocarbons called Terpenes. There are two types of terpenes, they are cannabis-derived terpenes and botanical-derived terpenes. 

In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about cannabis-derived terpenes, what they do, their examples, as well as what makes them different than botanical-derived terpenes. Without further ado, let’s dive right into it!

What Are Cannabis Derived Terpenes?

Cannabis-derived terpenes are one of the two types of terpenes which are naturally occurring hydrocarbons that are only found in cannabis. They were originally created for the purpose of being a natural pest repellent but now they’re used in different cannabinoid products to add more flavor. When a cannabinoid product says that it contains cannabis-derived terpenes, it means that it contains terpenes that are extracted from cannabis plants. Cannabis-derived terpenes can also be added in to products such as distillates and extracts after they’ve been manufactured. 

Cannabis-derived terpenes are also helpful in enhancing the highs and effects produced by different cannabinoids and they can also interact with our endocannabinoid systems and help cannabinoids enter your bloodstream quicker which allows the effects of the cannabinoids to kick in faster. 

Examples Of Cannabis Derived Terpenes

Here are examples of cannabis-derived terpenes, which include:

  • Myrcene

This type of terpene is the most common in cannabis plants. It’s responsible for creating a spicy, musky, and earthy aroma in cannabis. This terpene is also commonly found in plants such as hops, lemongrass, and thyme. 

  • Limonene

This is the second most common terpene found in cannabis. It has a fruity and citrusy scent that is commonly used in products such as body lotions, perfumes, and other home care products. This type of terpene is also found in lemon rinds, orange rinds, and juniper.  

  • Pinene

Another common terpene found in cannabis is Pinene. There are two 2 types of pinene, they are alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. This terpene has a strong pine scent that might remind you of plants such as rosemary, basil, and pine needles. 

  • Ocimene

This terpene is also found in cannabis, but it’s not that well-known. It has a sweet, herbal, woody scent and it can also be found in mint, parsley, and orchids. This terpene is also found in different products such as perfumes, shampoos, fabric softeners, soap, and even hard surface cleaners. 

  • Terpinolene

Terpinolene is one of the least common terpenes found in cannabis. It has a floral, herbal, citrusy, and relaxing pine aroma. It is also commonly found in apples, nutmeg, lilacs, tea tree oil, and cumin. 

  • Caryophyllene (beta-caryophyllene)

This type of terpene is present in cannabis and has a pungent spicy, earthy, pepper-like scent and flavor. It is also found in many plants, herbs, and vegetables such as black pepper and cloves. 

  • Linalool

Linalool is also a terpene that is found in cannabis. It can create sweet, floral, and spicy scents and flavors. This terpene is also commonly found in plants such as lavender plants and its scent is quite similar to coriander. 

  • Humulene

This type of terpene present in cannabis has an earthy, woody, herbal, and slightly spicy aroma. The humulene terpene can also be found in hop plants, ginger, and even clove. This terpene is responsible for the aroma of many different cannabis strains. 

What Are Botanical Derived Terpenes?

What Are Cannabis Derived Terpenes

Botanical-derived terpenes are also one of the two types of terpenes which naturally occur, and are extracted from plants other than cannabis and hemp. They’re produced by plants to lure in pollinators and protect themselves from predators. These types of terpenes are also commonly extracted and used to create essential oils. Botanical-derived terpenes can also be used to create a larger variety of unique and refreshing scents and flavors such as watermelon, or strawberries. Unlike cannabis-derived terpenes, which can only create specific scents and flavors. 

Botanical-derived terpenes are also much cheaper than cannabis-derived terpenes because their method of extraction is much easier. They’re extracted through a process called Phyto Extractions, which involves combining isolated terpenes such as myrcene, pinene, and limonene, with cannabis terpene blends, which allows them to create botanical-derived terpene blends. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can Terpenes Make You Feel High?

Terpenes can’t make you feel high. However, they can enhance the high or psychoactive effects produced by a specific cannabinoid. Some terpenes are also considered to be more psychoactive than others because of the way they affect the brain. 

  • What Is The Cost Of Cannabis Derived Terpenes Carts?

The cost of cannabis-derived terpenes carts ranges from $14.99-$24.99 depending on where you purchase them from. 

  • Can Terpenes Enhance Effects Of THC?

Terpenes can interact with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which allows them to enhance the effects of the THC cannabinoid and allow its effects to kick in much faster than they would produce when consumed by themselves. 

  • What Terpenes Are Present In Delta 8?

The terpenes that are present in the Delta 8 cannabinoid include myrcene, a-pinene & b-pinene, and ocimene. 

  • Is It Safe To Vape Botanical Derived Terpenes?

Yes, it’s perfectly safe for you to vape botanical-derived terpenes. 

The Final Verdict – What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds or hydrocarbons that are found in fruits, flowers, hemp plants, and even some insects. They are responsible for creating flavors, aromas, and even colors in some types of vegetation. Terpenes can also help plants recover from damage caused by insects and germs and they can also help prevent other insects from attacking plants. 

Many manufacturers today, use isolated terpenes to create unique aromas and delicious new flavors for different products today, such as perfumes, body lotions, and food products. More than 100 new terpenes are discovered in hemp plants every day and every strain of hemp has a unique terpene type.