Terpenes 101: What You Need To Know About Why Your Weed Smells The Way It Does


People often use the word dank to describe how their flower smells. Whether your bud has a sweet aroma or a gassy and earthy smell, one thing’s for sure, it’s definitely fragrant. But what makes your flower smell the way it does?

Enter: terpenes. Terpenes can be defined as “any of a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees” and can be found in the same glands that produce THC and CBD. Female plants, especially, produce trichomes (the small fuzzy and crystal-like) hairs found on buds, which produce THC, CBD, flavinoids and terpenes.

Terpenes, not only give your smoke its aroma and colour, but terpenes are also known to have a variety of medicinal attributes that are anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and can benefit people suffering from the likes of asthma, depression, chronic pain, and much more.

Here are the most common terpenes found in cannabis and their effects:


Let us know in the comments below how you like your bud to smell.