Terp Talk – Limonene

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If you’ve read our primer on terpenes, you’ll remember just how important they are to your cannabis experience. Terpenes effect scent, taste, and how you feel. Let us shine a light on the most common ones you’ll encounter, starting with limonene (pronounced LIM-o-neen).

Occurring naturally in aromatics such as oranges, lemons, and juniper, this zesty terp is one of the most common found in cannabis. It’s popularity stems not only from its abundance; it’s believed to help with anxiety and stress relief. If you’re looking for a mood boost, limonene is your friend.

Commonly perceptible by its signature citrus scent, there is a plethora of strains that feature this terpene. Some of the most popular are:

  • Wedding Cake
  • Quantum Kush
  • MAC aka Miracle Alien Cookies
  • Purple Hindu Kush
  • Tahoe OG
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Lemon OG
  • Cinex
  • Do-Si-Dos
  • Sour Diesel
  • Jack Herer
  • Durban Poison

Many more strains contain high levels of limonene. Names that include the words “sour” or “lemon” are a dead giveaway limonene is present. You’re more likely to find limonene in sativa-leaning strains, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. It is still a component in many hybrids and indicas.

If you’re seeking a bright, yet soothing high, limonene might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Got a favorite terpene or looking for a specific effect? Let us know in the comments!

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