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Cannabis is truly one of the most amazing plants on Earth. As the female’s flowering phase progresses, she becomes a virtual chemical factory, producing hundreds of various cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and terpenoids. Science is only beginning to understand the role these individual chemical compounds play when ingested in the human

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Ever wondered why some cannabis smells more like lemon, and others more like pineapple or grape? Or maybe you’ve just wondered why it’s such a smelly plant in general, so much so that people refer to some strains as ‘skunk’? The answer lies in cannabis’s production of special aroma compounds

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Of the many active ingredients in marijuana, cannabinoids — the miracle molecules that deliver most of the plant’s medical efficacy — are not the whole picture. Some cannabis consumers may be aware of terpenes, the cannabinoid-like chemicals that give herb such a pungent aroma. What most do not know is that

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In this week’s episode of Leafly’s Cannabis 101 we introduce you to terpenes, the natural compounds found in cannabis that give Pineapple Express its sweet, fruity taste, and Sour Diesel its skunky, pungent aroma. Terpenes work together with cannabinoids to offer an array of effects and therapeutic benefits known as

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