An energetic terpene

Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.



AROMA: Piney, sweet, woody

USE FOR: Memory retention, focus, mental clarity, asthma (vaporized).

Pinene is the most abundant terpene on the planet.  It is produced in large amounts in pine trees, rosemary, and sage. Pinene has been used for thousands of years in various medicinal plants to aid in memory retention, focus, and mental clarity. It’s also a bronchodilator and can be responsible for the lung expansion felt when inhaling some cannabis strains. Pinene has been shown to counteract some of the effects of THC in the brain, making strains high in pinene clear-headed. Many popular daytime strains contain high amounts of pinene, like AK-47.