We separate and quantify 21 terpenes commonly found in cannabis. We test for (-)-α-Bisabolol, Camphene, Δ3-Carene, (-)-Caryophyllene oxide, β-Caryophyllene, Eucalyptol, Geraniol, (-)-Guaiol, α-Humulene, p-cymene, (-)-Isopulegol, d-Limonene, Linalool, β-Myrcene, Nerolidol, Ocimene, α-Pinene, (-)-β-Pinene, α-Terpinene ,γ-Terpinene, and Terpinolene.
Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Terpenes have a major influence on the medicinal and psychological effects of a plant. Terpenes are similar to flavonoids; in that they play a role in producing the cannabis plant’s unique smell and taste. The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as other classes of compounds, creates an entourage effect that provides a more full-spectrum experience when compared to a single cannabinoid like THC or CBD.