Understanding Terpenes in Cannabis: What They Are & What to Know

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Terpenes in Cannabis with Bloom City Club

As you explore cannabis, you’ve likely heard of terpenes. But what are they? Terpenes are tiny compounds in plants’ oils that shape your cannabis experience by giving each strain its unique aroma and flavor. They’re responsible for why some strains smell like citrus or pine and can influence your mood and well-being. 

Bloom City Club is committed to helping our customers and alike to understand cannabis and its many facets! Let’s explore terpenes together.

The Lowdown on Cannabis Terpenes

Terpenes are organic compounds that shape a plant’s aroma, flavor, and effects. Cannabis makes each strain unique and enjoyable; these compounds are responsible for scents like citrus or pine. They also influence the effects you experience. 

Terpenes are not exclusive to cannabis; they are found in many plants, including lavender and chamomile, highlighting their widespread significance. Understanding terpenes helps you appreciate the intricate relationships between plants and their profiles, enhancing your overall cannabis experience.

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How Terps are Different from Cannabinoids

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Cannabinoids and terpenes are both essential compounds found in the cannabis plant, but they serve different functions. Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce various effects, such as pain relief or euphoria. 

In contrast, terpenes are aromatic compounds influencing the plant’s scent and flavor. Although they do not interact with the endocannabinoid system directly, terpenes play a crucial role in the entourage effect, enhancing the overall impact of cannabinoids. This synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes creates the unique characteristics of different cannabis strains.

The Entourage Effect with THC and CBD Cannabinoids

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The entourage effect suggests that cannabinoids like THC and CBD are more effective when combined with terpenes. Terpenes interact with cannabinoids, influencing how they bind to receptors and enhancing their effects. 

This partnership can improve cannabis’s therapeutic properties, making it more effective for various conditions. For example, Myrcene has anti-inflammatory properties, and Limonene offers antidepressant effects. See the table below!

Understanding terpene profiles helps you choose the best products for your needs. At Bloom City Club, we offer premium products, including our live resin selections, that showcase terpene and entourage effect benefits.

Common Terpene Types and Their Potential Health Benefits

Each terpene in recreational and medical cannabis has unique characteristics and contributes to the beneficial effects of different strains. Here are some examples, along with suggested strains:


Terpene Effects Smell Recommended Strains
Myrcene Sedative, relaxing, anti-inflammatory Earthy, musky, cloves Blue Dream, OG Kush
Limonene Uplifting, stress-relieving, mood-enhancing Citrus, lemon Super Lemon Haze, Durban Poison
Caryophyllene Anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, anxiety-reducing Spicy, peppery, woody Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel
Pinene Memory-enhancing, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilatory Pine, fresh, earthy Jack Herer, Chemdawg
Terpinolene Uplifting, antioxidant, anticancer properties Floral, herbal, citrus Jack Herer, Ghost Train Haze
Phytol Relaxing, antioxidant Floral, balsamic Blue Dream
Linalool Calming, anti-anxiety, pain-relieving Floral, lavender Amnesia Haze, Lavender
Humulene Anti-inflammatory, appetite suppressant Earthy, woody, spicy Girl Scout Cookies, Headband
Bisabolol Soothing, antimicrobial, antioxidant Floral, sweet Harle-Tsu
Eucalyptol Refreshing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial Eucalyptus, minty Super Silver Haze
Delta 3 Carene Drying properties, anti-inflammatory Sweet, pungent, cypress Super Lemon Haze
Camphene Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory Earthy, musky, herbal Banana Kush
Borneol Relaxing, pain-relieving Minty, camphor Golden Haze
Terpineol Sedative, relaxing, antioxidant Lilac, lime blossoms, floral Girl Scout Cookies
Valencene Uplifting, insect repellent Citrus, sweet, orange Tangie
Geraniol Floral, antioxidant, antibacterial Rose, sweet, floral Afghan

These are some of the more common terpenes found in cannabis; there are many more minor terpenes

Understanding these differences helps you choose the right cannabis products!

The Science & Research Around Terpenes and Terpenoids

Studies indicate that terpenes significantly influence cannabis’s effects. Research published in the Journal of Cannabis Research highlights how terpenes can modulate cannabinoid activity and contribute to the overall cannabis experience. 

Another study found that terpenes, such as Myrcene and Limonene, interact with cannabinoids, enhancing their properties and the perceived effects of different cannabis strains.​ 

These studies support the idea that understanding terpene profiles can help consumers make more informed choices about their cannabis products.

Selecting the Right Cannabis Products

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Understanding terpenes helps you choose cannabis products that fit your needs. Here’s how to make an informed choice:

Tips for Choosing Products with Desired Terpene Profiles

  • Identify Your Goals: Determine if you want relaxation, energy, or other effects.
  • Check Terpene Concentrations: Look for products high in your desired terpenes.
  • Consider Consumption Methods: Different methods can affect terpene profiles.
  • Seek Recommendations: Read reviews and ask Bloom budtenders or friends for advice.

Reading Lab Reports and Product Labels

  • Lab Reports: These typically list the percentage of each terpene in milligrams per gram (mg/g). Focus on products with high concentrations of your desired terpenes.
  • Product Labels: Look for terms like “terpene-rich” or “high in [specific terpene].”

Selecting the right cannabis product involves understanding your needs and doing research. For more insights, read our article on terpene testing.

Bloom City Club’s Terpene-Rich Offerings

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Explore the diverse terpene-rich products at Bloom City Club, your premier Michigan cannabis dispensary!

Exclusive Promotions and Discounts 

At Bloom City Club, we enhance your terpene-rich journey with exclusive promotions. Enjoy special deals on our terpene-testing products, tailored for both seasoned connoisseurs and newcomers. 

Monthly Terpene Promotions 

Pop Up Terp Shop
Bloom City Clubs Terpene Discount Events

Our monthly promotions make exploring terpenes easy and rewarding.

  • Punch Card Program: Get a stamp for every product purchase. 
  • 15% Off Select Terpenes Each Month: We spotlight a different terpene monthly and offer a 15% discount on all related products. This is a perfect opportunity to try new strains or stock up on favorites. Check our events to determine when our following Pop-Up Terp Shop discounts will be on our spotlighted terpene!
  • Dispensary Loyalty Program: You can earn rewards when purchasing your favorite terpene-infused products! Sign Up now

Discover the benefits of terpenes and find the perfect products for your needs at Bloom City Club’s menu.

The Power of Terpenes with Bloom City Club

After exploring the diverse world of terpenes, you now understand their significance and variety. From Myrcene to Limonene and Pinene to Linalool, each terpene offers unique characteristics that enhance your cannabis experience with its aromatic and beneficial effects. 

At Bloom City Club, we are dedicated to providing high-quality, terpene-rich products crafted to showcase these exceptional properties. Discover the perfect strain for your needs and experience the full potential of medical cannabis with our expertly curated selections. 

Check out our Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Paw Paw, and Sturgis locations, or visit our menu to discover the perfect strain for your needs!

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