Using Terpenes To Make Cannabis More Effective

in cannabis •  11 months ago 


Israeli researchers are investigating the potential for making cannabis products even more effective than they might be already, by looking to add terpenes back in.

Many vape pens, oils, edibles, and other cannabis products that are currently on the market, leave the terpenes out during the extraction process.

Those terpenes are known to interact with neurotransmitters to help relieve pain.

What Are Terpenes?

"Terpenes are chemicals that you find in plants, they're oil based... the terpenes in cannabis are really fascinating, they have some wonderful properties including anti-inflammatory properties, immune balancing properties... [and they help to] enhance the benefits of cbd." - Dr. B Rawls.

Terpenes May Be Just As Important

"Cannabis makes terpene molecules, citrus plants make terpene molecules, evergreen plants make terpene molecules,... [and] they do have medical effect even at very low concentrations." -Dr. J Felice

For those who are looking to get the highest quality cannabis products out there, researchers suggest that those products which include terpenes added back in, might have the potential to offer more benefit, fueling what's known as the entourage effect.

Israeli scientists are currently studying terpenes and experimenting with adding them back, to explore the full potential cannabis can offer.

Building A Reputation

There are still many people left who need to be convinced of the benefits of cannabis, persuaded into seeing this plant for what it truly is, the potential healing that it can offer.

Scientists are working hard in Israel and other regions around the world, to establish a reputation for cannabis as a viable mainstream medicinal product.

In the meantime though, there are many who don't need any more studies or stories in order to be convinced, today there are millions of people who have learned the truth about cannabis, shedding the previously held ignorant misconceptions that they had about this "drug" for so long.

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The information that is posted above is not intended to be used as any substitute for professional medical advice, or diagnosis or treatment. The above is posted for informational purposes only.

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Its all about the terps!

Why did they leave out the terpenes? Probably to increase the THC content no? This is why I always thought that cannabis should and must be legalized, large companies don't want to be associated with deaths, pain, etc... by legalizing cannabis we can make some pressure on large producers to make the product healthier. For example there should be a minium amount of CBD content in the cannabis because, even though THC is the product that makes us high it increases the likelihood of psychosis, while CBD prevents those attacks, so there should be a minimum content of CBD to counter the THC bad sides... the more studies are done the more efficient and healthier the plant is to consume.

Makes sense for medical use.
For recreational use not so much imo because it's mostly thc causing the intoxicated feeling.