As cannabis becomes more mainstream, more accepted as a medicine and more utilized worldwide, the plants’ botany and chemical makeup are being researched and dissected.
Cannabis sativa, the Latin name for the cannabis plant, produces a resin that supports the medicinal and psychoactive properties within the plan. This resin is a sticky and thick-textured substance that contain a variety of terpenes and cannabinoid metabolites.
Terpenes, in part, influence a cannabis strains’ flavor and aroma. There have been over 150 different types of terpenes discovered and as science focuses more on the cannabis plant, there will likely be more research studies.
Each of those 150 terpenes exhibits different characteristics and effects. The terpenes dictate how the particular strain of cannabis effects a patient.