Readers already know that the sometimes pungent aroma produced by many cannabis strains is the result of terpenes, a special molecule of herbs that are in many ways similar to cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. increase.

Many may speculate that certain cannabis strains are classified as Indica vs Sativa, or hybrid, based on the presence or absence of a particular cannabinoid, or a particular amount of cannabinoid, but in reality this A variant of the terpene with important status.

Myrcene, the most abundant terpene in cannabis, is known to help patients sleep and fight symptoms such as anxiety and insomnia. If it is present in a particular strain in excess of 0.5%, that strain is considered indica. If the amount of myrcene is less than 0.5%, the strain is considered Sativa.