If you have ever wondered how strains of cannabis provide multiple effects, why do they smell and taste different from one another, or how do they grow with a wide diversity in aesthetic details, the answer is found in very small particles. Cannabis is a complex plant that hides inside many secrets which could potentially solve most medical conditions people have to deal with everyday. Terpenes, compounds that act as fragrant oils and flavour agents, come with benefits for health just like the infamous THC, CBD, CBG, and many other cannabinoids. Each strain has a unique terpene profile depending on its genetics and growing conditions. Moreover, this is an important factor, since it determines the quality level and uniqueness of the flower. Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP) is a terpene that is present in the vast majority of strains in high percentages. Caryophyllene acts as a cannabinoid along with the other terpenes (ie. limonene or alpha-pinene) found in the flower, completing something known as ‘‘the entourage effect’’ in the endocannabinoid system within our bodies. All of them together achieve incredible results, but individually they also have their own light. In the next article we will explore all about Beta-Caryophyllene. Thanks for stopping by! Why not give something from our farm a try?