What are the Most Common Terpenes in Canadian Cannabis?
That’s the number of different terpenes that have been identified in nature. Together with cannabinoids, terpenes are the major components of the cannabis resin. And as many as 150 have also been found in cannabis plants, but just a handful of them are the most predominant. And the combination of this few terpenes is what gives the famous dank aromas to cannabis.
According to the Cannabis Tracker, there are over 1100 strains available to the Canadian Consumer. Caryophyllene is one of the main terpenes present, showing up in at least 50% of the strains tracked. Myrcene is the second most common terpene, present in 40% of the strains. Limonene comes right behind in third place. Alpha and Beta Pinenes, summed up together, show up in over 30% of strains. Humulene and Linalool are the 5th and 6th most common terpenes, with only 15% and 10% of strains containing these terpenes, respectively.