You're probably familiar with cannabis' more famous components, THC and CBD, but did you know cannabis is also made up of hundreds of additional compounds that work in conjunction with THC and CBD? Terpenes are responsible for the distinctive smells and flavors of your favorite strains. These unique compounds also work directly with cannabinoids to provide a variety of medicinal benefits, and help you in selecting the strain that fits your needs, whether you want to relax, focus, or be energized. The cannabis plant contains hundreds of terpenes.
Navigating today's Cannabis market and making the right selections can be intimidating. Many have adopted a system similar to the way they shop for wine. They find something with an attractive label at the ideal price point and move on. Others shop by only THC potency and always ask for the strains with the highest THC levels. Contradictory to the general consensus, quality isn't just THC or good branding. Quality cannabis is characterized by a complex blend of cannabinoids and terpenes. When these are consumed in combination, the results will be more robust and deliver well-rounded effects that result in a product with potent flavor profiles and a more enjoyable high. This is known as the "The Entourage Effect."
It has been proven that when you cultivate cannabis, the best Terpene profiles are developed by growing it in the full-spectrum of light that the sun offers. *Terpenes are fluid oils that impart amazing attributes to flowers, herbs, and medicinal plants. Several plant physiologists conclude that specific wavelengths are necessary for activation of the metabolic components. Increasing light intensity signals certain plants to produce more glandular trichomes that contain terpenes. The increased synthesis of glandular trichomes creates new sites for terpene biosynthesis and storage, which may influence overall terpene concentrations in several plant species. Try as they might, indoor cultivators are constantly chasing the results that can only be achieve by the sun with indoor grow lights. No matter the setup, nothing on the market can even come close to replicating the natural powers and benefits of the sun. At Maggie's Farm we only cultivate our flower in natural sunlight out in the open air. This results in our final product having a better Terpene profile than all other brands/products. Try any of our strains and Feel the Difference for yourself!
Myrcene or B-Myrcene is a significant component of the essential oil in several plants, including lemon grass, mango, and hops. Expect strains high in myrcene to have an earthy, peppery scent, and a calming or relaxing personality.
High levels of Myrcene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
9lb Hammer, Aloha Limone, Blue Dream, Bubble Gum, Burmese Kush, Clementine Kush,Electric Lemon, Electric Tangerines, Happy Camper, Hibiscus Sunrise, Keep Tahoe Blue
Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic (pain relief), Antibiotic, Sedative
Sedative, Calming, Relaxing
Pepper, Balsam, Earthy, Musky
The most common terpene found in nature, a-Pinene is responsible for the distinctive pine scents, and it lends a hand in some of our favorite energizing strains.
High levels of a-Pinene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Tangerine Daydream, Tangerine Medicine, Golden Strawberry, Blue Nina
Anti-inflammatory, Bronchodilator, Anti-anxiety, Pain relief
Pepper, Balsam, Earthy, Musky
Prevalent in lilacs, nutmeg, and apples, Terpinolene can provide a variety of scents and flavors, from sweet to floral. Potential benefits include antioxidant, and antifungal, and this terpene tends to be found at higher levels in strains associated with calm and relaxing personalities.
High levels of Terpinolene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Blueberry Headband, Durban Poison, Electric Lemonberry, Hercules, Marion Berry Kush, Nurse Jackie,Slazerbeam, Sleeping Beauty, Star Tribe
Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antifungal
Sedative, Calming, Relaxing
Pine, Herbal, Citrus, Sweet, Floral
Found in orange and lemon rind, Limonene might be the most recognizable of the terpenes. Strains high in Limonene tend to be energizing, yet offer stress relief, and not surprisingly have a citrus or fruity scent.
High levels of Limonene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Flo, Grandaddy Purple, Mickey's Irish Lemonade, Island Spice, Tri-Fi, Crown Fire, Bubble Gum
Anti-anxiety, Stress Relief, Anti-inﬂammatory, Antioxidant,Antibacterial, Pain Relief
Uplifting, Euphoric, Energizing, Awakening
Known for its distinctive peppery, spicy scent, Caryophyllene is prevalent in strains that are said to provide stress and anxiety relief as well as providing potential anti-inflammatory benefits.
High levels of B-Caryophyllene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Berry Bubble Gum, Brighberry Cookies, Bubba Kush, Chemdog 91, Chemodo Dragon, Grape Ape, Green Crack, Guptilla, Island Spice, Rumballs, Sour Diesel
Anti-inﬂammatory, Stress Relief, Pain Relief, Antioxidant, Anti-anxiety
Relaxing, Enhanced Cognition
Pepper, Spicy, Woody, Cloves
Humulene is prevalent in ginger, ginseng, and hops, and has been used for centuries in holistic medicine. It contributes a woody, earthy scent, and can be an effective anti-inflammatory and appetite suppressant.
High levels of Humulene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Bubba Kush, Maggie's Golden Marmalade
Anti-bacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-tumor, Pharmacokinetic (appetite suppression in high amounts)
Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Appetite suppressant
Earthy, Musky, Woody, Spicy undertones
The soothing characteristics of Linalool, which is also found in lavender, make it one of the most widely used substances to help reduce stress. Strains testing high in Linalool will oftentimes have a floral scent with spicy undertones.
High levels of Linalool are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Anti-anxiety, Antidepressant, Sedative, Anti-inﬂammatory
Relaxing, Calming, Sedative
Floral, Spicy undertones
Ocimene can be found in common household herbs like mint, parsley, and basil, and lends a sweet, woodsy smell to cannabis strains. Ocimene has potential antiviral, antibacterial benefits, and is oftentimes found in uplifting strains.
High levels of Ocimene are found in these Maggie's Farm strains
Durban Poison, Magic Strawberries
Antiviral, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Antibacterial
Sweet, Woodsy, Herbal
These statements are intended to be a general guide. Maggie's Farm is not making medical claims.