As we learn more about the terpenes in cannabis, experts are starting to believe these aromatic oils may be responsible for how different strains seem to produce other effects. Many industry leaders now believe that cannabinoids may interact with the body differently depending on which terpenes are present. This is called the entourage effect.
Over 100 terpenes may exist in a given cannabis strain, and each has its unique characteristics. One of the most common cannabis terpenes is linalool, which is also found in many other plants. If you’ve ever enjoyed the scent of fresh lavender or even lavender essential oil, you may already be familiar with linalool and its characteristic scent.