Terpenes are in simplest terms the essential oils found in cannabis and other plants. Terpenes are what give cannabis and hemp their flavor and aroma. There are dozens of different terpenes out there, and literally thousands of terpene combinations, which means that cannabis strains can have vastly different smells and tastes. What many people wonder however is whether or not terpenes affect edibles. Do terpenes matter in edibles? Are terpenes preserved when cannabinoids are extracted from cannabis, and therefore still present in edibles? Will terpenes get you high? These are all questions that we are going to do our best to answer today.
- Are terpenes edible? – Yes they are!
- Terpenes can be preserved with the right extraction process.
- Although terpenes aren’t psychoactive, they work with cannabis to produce the entourage effect.