Organic compounds that provide aroma and flavour in cannabis and a variety of other organisms, including plants. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma and flavours of cannabis, and influence its effects by interacting with cannabinoids. Terpenes are formed inside cannabis trichomes, and their relative presence is directly affected by both the spectrum and intensity of light exposure.
Terpenes each have distinct effects of their own ranging from relaxation to stimulation or sleep-aiding. When combined with CBD they help enhance the entourage effect.