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What Are Terpenes and What Do They Do?

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Think about your favorite strain of cannabis: what it smells like, how it tastes, what it’s effects are. What is it that makes it unique? We know that a wide variety of cannabinoids, particularly THC, are responsible for some of the more well known psychoactive effects you experience when consuming marijuana. What makes one strain different from another if they generally share the same cannabinoids? The answer is what gives all flowering plants their fragrance: terpenes.

What are Cannabis Terpenes?

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What is THCA and How is it Different from THC?

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While THC is by far the most famous and well researched cannabinoid due to its psychoactive properties, it wouldn’t exist without it’s progenitor THCA . So what is the difference between THC and THCA and why aren’t there more concrete results on the effects of THCA?

What is THCA?

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