Terpinolene is not the most common terpene found in cannabis, but it exists in trace amounts in a wide array of strains. Though never the primary terpene in a strain, terpinolene plays a role in the entourage effect, the synergistic phenomenon that happens when terpenes and cannabinoids work together to produce effects they could not create alone.
Terpinolene has a multidimensional flavour often characterized as fresh, with notes of pine, flowers, herbs, and fruit. In cannabis, it may contribute to a strain’s relaxing qualities, although terpinolene is also associated with strains reported to be energizing.
Terpinolene shows promise for chronic pain sufferers as it exhibits analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.Join the Leafly Canada Community
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Whether you need to wind down after a long week or curb those stressful moments, terpinolene could be a great addition to your self care routine. And if you suffer from pain, this one may be worth a try.
Check out these terpinolene-rich strains at a cannabis retailer near you:
Ultra Sour by Seven Oaks
This tarty-tasting strain has a tangy and pungent sour pine smell. Ultra Sour is a moderately potent strain with THC levels ranging between 13-20%.
It is said to be mentally relaxing while at the same time sparking creativity and keeping you focused on the task at hand. Ultra Sour is a great daytime strain for those days when the to-do list seems too long and you need a helping hand.
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Rio Bravo by Edison
A great daytime strain, Rio Bravo smells of sweet herbaceous pine with woody undertones. Described as a slowly creeping high that envelops your mind, Rio Bravo is known to bring about a clear-headed focus with bursts of creativity.
Users have also reported feelings of happiness and relaxation after using this moderately potent strain with THC levels between 14-21%.
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Delahaze by San Rafael ‘71
Start low and go slow with this knockout of a strain. With its THC potency starting at 18% and climbing up to 28%, do not try and be a hero. Pungently sweet with mango notes and undertones of earthy spice, users report an energetic focus after using Delahaze.
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Sensations of uplifting cerebral energy, euphoria, and creativity have also been highlighted as some of its effects. As the experience continues, it has been said that Delahaze’s high tapers off into a relaxing calm.
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Daily Rind by Symbl
This mildly potent strain has THC levels between 12-17% and smells of crisp pine, lemon, and herbaceous soil. Daily Rind is reported to produce a heavy body high and cerebral euphoria, but not in an overpowering way.
Consumers claim Daily Rind is great for an afternoon or evening when you have to get things done, but want to alleviate any stress while on the go.
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Cabaret by AltaVie
Put on your dancing shoes, Cabaret wants to take you on an upbeat journey into Fun Town. With a sweet aroma including hints of grapefruit, this potent strain ranges between 17-23% THC, and it wants to get your mind and body moving.
Cabaret has been described as a highly energetic strain with strong cerebral effects, leaving its consumers focused and motivated. Due to its highly stimulating effects, Cabaret should be saved for daytime use, or a night out on the town.
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—With files from Ben Adlin.