What are Terpenes & How Do They Work

You may have heard the common words of indica, sativa, or hybrid but maybe you’ve never heard a less commonly used word: terpenes. So what exactly are they? They are chemical compounds found in plants and some animals. They are the reason as to why vegetation has different aromas, flavors, and even colors. In regards to cannabis, terpenes are the reason as to why certain strains of it taste or smell completely different from one another. 


Some common terpenes include:

Beta-caryophyllene: is a main ingredient in rosemary and can be useful in combating anxiety and depression.  

Humulene: found in ginseng and is useful in energizing. 

Limonene: citrusy that has anti-cancer and anti-anxiety properties  

Myrcene: found in mangoes; sedating effects 

Linalool: lavender aromatherapy that helps with stress

While there are over 400 terpenes, it is important to learn how cannabis strains get the aroma and flavor to produce these sativa or indica effects. As you learn more about cannabis and its several different properties, it will be beneficial to pinpoint which terpene gives you the best result. 

If you’re curious about terpenes and want to learn more about choosing the right one for you, visit Organ Mountain Cannabis today! Our friendly budtenders are here to assist you with all of your recreational cannabis needs.

How to Choose the Right Cannabis Strain

If you’re new to using cannabis, you might not be aware of the different types of strains that exist and the different benefits they offer. There are so many different flavors, effects, terpenes, and scents available and they all have different effects. It can definitely get intimidating or overwhelming. 

Some of the most common words you may have heard before could be indica, sativa, and hybrid. Sativa strains are more energizing and help you explore your creativity or expression. Indica has been known to help you fall asleep, relax, and reduce pain. Hybrid strains offer the best of both worlds and offer combinations of the two while delivering a unique experience. 

When it comes to choosing a strain, it all depends on what type of effect you’d like to have. Most of the time there is a balance of THC and CBD to determine the potency of the strain. While both have many of the same benefits, they have different bodily effects that some people like and some people dislike. For example, effects of THC can make you feel more euphoric and happy while CBD delivers more bodily effects. A strain that may be 2:1 THC to CBD may be more intense than 2:1 CBD to THC would be. 

The main focus when choosing a strain should be the experience you’re looking for. After you’ve done initial research as to what you would like to experience, you’ll want to shop around to determine which factors would be more important to you such as: price, flavor, smell, taste, etc. Choosing a strain of cannabis does not have to be as daunting as it may appear to some. With thousands of strains out there, take the initiative to do some research on your own and determine what you like best.

If you’re unsure about what you’re looking for, visit Organ Mountain Cannabis today! Our knowledgeable budtenders are here to assist. Our staff takes the time to get to know your needs, preferences and expectations so that they can offer the most beneficial recommendations.