Do Terpenes Get You High?

Terpenes’ absence of psychoactive properties doesn’t diminish their therapeutic benefits.

The Cannabis Entourage

Cannabis is known for containing numerous compounds in different quantities that vary by strain of flower. Generally, though, the hundreds of organic compounds contained within the plant can be broken down into two major categories like cannabinoids and non-cannabinoid components. The major cannabinoids are largely familiar terms, including cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

While, cannabinoids can produce opposing results, the main component responsible for producing the psychoactive effect, or “high”, is THC. The intensity of a “high” can vary by strain and the composition of compounds contained with the cannabis flower. While certain strains contain more of the psychoactive THC, others are bred to be richer in CBD which is commonly used to combat pain and other medical indications.

Although terpenes themselves are not responsible for the actual psychoactive effect of cannabis, they do contribute to the overall cannabis experience in terms of both the psychoactive and medicinal impact, constituting what is known as the “entourage effect”.

Terpenes contribute to the overall cannabis experience in terms of both the psychoactive and medicinal impact, constituting what is known as the “entourage effect”.

The Powerful Influence of Terpenes

While the “strength” of a particular cannabis strain is commonly thought to be dependent on the ratio of cannabinoids contained within a flower, terpenes were discovered to be a potent component for promoting cannabis’ numerous benefits. This so-called “entourage effect” means that the different compounds, in this case cannabinoids and terpenes, work harmoniously together to deliver the best experience.

On their own, terpenes are known for promoting certain therapeutic benefits that may include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties along with other effects that can be characterized as anti-anxiety, stress-relieving, and mood-enhancing. Depending on the concentration of terpenes found within a strain of cannabis, they can either moderate or promote certain effects. 

On their own, terpenes are known for promoting certain therapeutic benefits that may include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties along with other effects that can be characterized as anti-anxiety, stress-relieving, and mood-enhancing.

Fostering Nature’s Organic Collaborations

Although terpenes cannot necessarily get you “high”, they do act as powerful delivery mechanisms that increase the efficacy of cannabinoids, or in some cases, reduce possible unpleasant side effects. Cannabis concentrates likes oils are commonly focused on extracting the cannabinoids, oftentimes ignoring the potent synergies that arise from the inclusion of their strain-specific terpenes.

Ultimately, achieving the most compelling therapeutic results from cannabis-based products depends on the inclusion of terpene oils thanks to their multifaceted and functional impact.

Terpenes cannot necessarily get you “high”, they do act as powerful delivery mechanisms that increase the efficacy of cannabinoids, or in some cases, reduce possible unpleasant side effects.

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