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Terpenes May Improve Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by vorrange, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. vorrange

    vorrange Vapor.wise

    Terpenes Influence The Synergy Effect Of Cannabis
    As we know, science has identified and characterized the molecular structure of around 20,000
    terpenes, which makes it the largest category of plant chemicals. These aromatic compounds are found in the essential oils of plants and flowers, and plenty of studies have been done on their effects.

    Of the 20,000 identified terpenes, there have been more than 120 found in cannabis. Only a few of them appear in high concentrations, but they have been found to have a number of benefits. A few of these effects are covered in our terpenoid article, but recent research has suggested an “entourage effect” as well. In his 2011 study “Taming THC,” Ethan Russo, from GW Pharmaceuticals, discussed the interaction between terpenes and cannabinoids.


  2. max

    max Out to lunch

    More evidence that synthetic THC (Marinol) does not = cannabis for medical use.
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  3. vorrange

    vorrange Vapor.wise

    No it doesn't! Didn't make that connection yet. :)
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  4. vorrange

    vorrange Vapor.wise

    For further reading: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/

    It is becoming clearer to me the benefits of convection over conduction are more than meets the eye and this is directly related to terpene extraction and their properties both alone and coupled together with other terpenes and the cannabinoids.

    This would also explain the potentiator effect of mangos for example, as they contain beta-myrcene. I'm willing to say that many more terpenes present in fruits and aromathic herbs have a potential effect. Cinnamon for example is a known potentiatior, and there is a recipe for hash oil that has cinnamon and cinnamon bark in it.
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  5. Zookeeper

    Zookeeper Active Member

    Replace may with DOES.

    I dont particularly like the smell/taste of spicy/minty liquorice type strains but the effects profile are what I need. So its not all in my head, or its be the citrus tasting strains I'd be praising. I dont give a shit about thc levels, I hopes its not too late for North America to rediscover traditional genetics.
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