Get To Know Your Terpenes

Terpenes are naturally occurring chemicals found in the essential oils of plants and some animals. Different terpene profiles give varying cannabis strains their taste, smell, and effects. Due to cross-breeding, the typical “indica, sativa and hybrid” strain characterizations can be limiting. We encourage those looking for a particular experience to explore what terpenes contribute to their desired effects.

THC is not the only factor to consider when it comes to the effects of cannabis. Terpenes have varying effects depending on which terpenes are present and in what quantity. The 2-3 most dominant terpenes in a strain will determine the majority of the effects. A higher presence of terpenes can surely enhance the experience of smoking weed, beyond the high.

Although Terpenes are found in both Sativa and Indica strains, certain attributes of different terpenes can be associated with different cannabis strains.

Terpenes associated with Indica effects


Myrcene is the most common Terpene found in Cannabis and is known for its floral essence. It is also found in hops, mango and lemongrass.


Caryphyllene is a terpene commonly recognized by its distinct peppery attributes. This terpene can also be found in black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.


Linalool is a common terpene found in cannabis strains. Known for its spice and floral notes, Linalool is also found in lavender, rose and basil.

Terpenes associated with Indica effects


Limonene is a popular terpene known for its strong citrus aromas. In addition to citrus filled fruit rinds, limonene is also found in rosemary, juniper and peppermint.


Terpinolene is a terpene found in cannabis as well as nutmeg, tea tree, cumin and lilac. It is best known for its fruity aroma.


Pinene is a common terpene found in many cannabis strains. Just like the name hints, it is best known for its aromas of pine. Aside from cannabis, pinene is also found in pine needles, parsley and dill.

Stop by and talk to an educated budtender at your local Buzzed Buds to learn more about terpenes and purchase them in person or online to try them out today!




To consume cannabis in Ontario you must be over the age of 19.