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A Closer Look At A Key Cannabis Component: Terpenes

How the varying terpenes create different effects and treat various ills

Smell something good in the air? That distinctive marijuana aroma comes from terpenes in the cannabis plant.

In most plants, terpenes serve as a form of protection from pests and predators. More than 200,000 terpenes have been identified in the plant kingdom, and over 200 exist within the cannabis genus.

Terpenes are one of the many vital therapeutic compounds found in cannabis. Emerging evidence suggests that cannabis terpenes work together with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD to effectively reduce the symptoms or causes of a wide range of medical conditions and diseases.


Many different terpenes found in cannabis are beginning to show evidence that they help with anxiety, depression, pain and inflammation, among other ailments.

For example, beta-caryophyllene (BCP), a terpene often found in black pepper and rosemary, has shown clinical potential as an effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Myrcene, one of the most prevalent terpenes found in cannabis (also commonly found in mango and lemongrass), is known for its anti-anxiety and analgesic properties.

There are many more terpenes, and we’ll post again soon with more information on what they can do for you. As cannabis science evolves, Liberty will continue to create different combinations of terpenes in our products to help patients better achieve the therapeutic effect they’re seeking.

Visit Liberty. Okay, sure, we’re biased. But many of our products are derived from strains that many people find are perfect for reducing stress and anxiety. Come to your local Liberty dispensary and one of our Wellness Guides will help you find a therapy best designed for your unique needs.