Why Does Cannabis Produce Terpenes?

Why Does Cannabis Produce Terpenes?

The answer might surprise you!

When you open a sack o’ loud and get swept away by the scent, you’re getting up close and personal with one of nature’s coolest compounds - terpenes!

Terpenes are the aromatic compounds that give cannabis its distinctive smell and flavor, and they’re produced by glands on the surface of the plant's trichomes. But what purpose do those dank, skunky terpenes play in the life of a cannabis plant? The answer might surprise you!

Seeds are a bad thing when you’re sifting through a sack of sensimilla, but for cannabis, seeds are the next generation of plants! A plant won’t create seeds unless it’s pollinated, and terpenes act like a scent beacon for pollinators like bees and butterflies. This helps ensure the survival of the species by turning your sensimilla (Spanish for without seeds) into con-semilla!

Terpenes also have antibacterial and antiviral properties, which help to protect the plant from pathogens and other threats. Even cannabis uses the healing power of cannabis!

They’re also believed to play a role in the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Different terpenes are thought to interact with the plant's cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, in ways that can alter your smoking experience. For example, some terpenes are believed to enhance the effects of THC, while others may have sedative or relaxing effects!

And that’s why it’s important to protect the terps in your ground cannabis at all costs! The Sensi Shredder PRO is designed to grind your ganja as gently as possible, keeping those tasty terps fresh and intact. Every Sensi Shredder PRO is equipped with stainless steel blades that chop your cannabis at 200 rpm — just fast enough to get the job done without upsetting the terpene balance of your ground herb. Once chopped, the swappable stainless steel screen (S,M,L) turns your fantastic flower into the perfect particulate for extracts or pre-rolls every time.

Stop chopping kilos of cannabis by hand and start living — grab yourself a Sensi Shredder PRO!