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The Top Three Terpenes to Try This Season

Cold, short winter days call for extra coziness. Warm up to winter with terpenes, the naturally occurring oils found in the cannabis plant that lend each strain its unique aroma and flavour profile.

What Does Terpene Mean?

Terpenes are found on the trichomes of the cannabis plant and resemble a coating of frost. These tiny, sticky hairs contain the oils responsible for the plant’s smell and taste. Also present in other living plants and organisms, terpenes have aromatic characteristics that tend to consistently appear in specific cannabis strains.

Top Terpenes to Try This Season

Here’s a list of our top three seasonally appropriate terpenes to try this season, including the boiling point if consumed by vaping:

Caryophyllene

This terpene is commonly found in herbs and spices such as cinnamon and cloves, making it the perfect terpene to warm up to. Sometimes referred to as beta-caryophyllene or BCP, its peppery warmth is found in some JWC strains, including Dark Helmet, at 31.76% of total measured terpenes.

Boiling point: 130°C (or 266°F)

Guaiol

Pronounced “g-why-ee-ol”, this terpene is commonly found in cypress pine and evergreen species, giving it a distinct piney and minty aroma. Guaiol is present in some JWC strains, including White Russian, at 8.46% of total measured terpenes.

Boiling point: With a lower than average boiling point for terpenes (92°C, or 198°F), Guaiol should be vaporized at low temperatures to be fully enjoyed.

Pinene

As the name suggests, Pinene is commonly found in pine needles, rosemary, and basil. Pinene is present in some JWC strains, including Cannatonic at 64.56% of total measured terpenes.

Boiling point: 155°C (or 311°F)

The “You”nique Effect of Terpenes

Terpenes can affect everyone differently. At JWC, we are committed to understanding the unique needs of each client – but it is important to consider that cannabis, and the terpenes it contains, may interact differently with each person’s unique chemistry.

Did You Know?

The growing process can affect the total measured terpenes found in dried cannabis product. That’s why plant health is a top priority in JWC’s cultivation facilities. Achieving a clean, consistent cannabis product that meets high quality standards is crucial to the patient experience. 

Terpene Takeaways

Your experience with cannabis - and the terpenes it contains - will be unique to you. If you are unsure how cannabis may affect you, we recommend referring to Health Canada’s consumer information here. Always consume responsibly.

All JWC strains, and their terpene content, can be found in our shop.

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