Last updated on November 5th, 2019 at 09:31 am

Understanding Terpenes

Compassionate Cultivation produces medical cannabis products in three primary blends based on terpene content:

Pure, Plus and Total.

  • Our “Pure” products are distillates, containing only CBD, THC and carrier oil – so they are technically not ‘strain-specific.’
  • Products called “Plus” start with these same distillates, but are then blended with terpenes extracted from our proprietary Waterloo cultivar, with it’s unique Linalool-dominant terpene profile.
  • And our soon to be released “Total” products are “whole plant” – so their terpene profile is specific to the cultivar from which they are extracted. Total’s whole plant extract will also contain various other cannabinoids — these are in the same family as CBD & THC — and may contribute additional therapeutic features.

Terpene content can be important as terpenes are considered to possess unique aromatic and therapeutic characteristics that are gaining increasing attention in both the medical and scientific arenas. As with all potentially therapeutic products, be sure to notify your doctor of your intent to include terpenes in your medical regime.

It’s worth noting that all of our medical cannabis products are specially formulated and lab tested. All are made using only hydrocarbon-free, high-purity CO2 extraction processes, and each batch is subject to state-of-the-art analytical testing methods to ensure patients receive consistent medicine that is free of heavy metals, microbials and chemical contaminants.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are responsible for the aromas or flavors in beer, perfume, fruit, incense and much more. Any given terpene can be found to exist in a variety of different plants. For instance, α-Pinene is found in pine needles. Linalool is found naturally in lavender. ß-Caryophyllene is found in black pepper, cloves, rosemary and hops. Limonene is common in citrus fruit.

Source: Medical Cannabis Clinic Australia (https://www.medicalcannabisclinic.com.au/cannabis-plant/terpenes-compounds-of-cannabis/)

But beyond providing just a unique scent, there are many who believe they also provide a variety of therapeutic benefits not unlike THC and CBD. Terpenes also are thought to contribute to the “entourage effect” – a term suggesting that the presence of a broader portfolio of terpenoids and cannabinoids actually magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components.

What Are The Terpenes In Compassionate Cultivation’s ‘Plus’ Products?

As mentioned above, Plus is basically our Pure product recombined with the terpenes extracted from our proprietary Waterloo cultivar. Waterloo is the first-ever original legal cannabis cultivar created in Texas. It is high in Linalool and beta-Myrcene, with measurable amounts of Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene, beta-Ocimene and Pinene.

More specifically, Plus contains the following terpenes listed in their order of relative content:

TerpenesRelative %
Linalool49.51
beta-Myrcene25.39
Limonene5.89
beta-Caryophyllene4.86
beta-Ocimene4.33
alpha-Pinene3.83
alpha-Humulene1.62

What Are The Terpenes In Compassionate Cultivation’s ‘Total’ Products?

Compassionate Cultivation will be releasing its first Total product in the near future, at which time we will publish the specific terpene profile. Total will be the company’s first ‘whole plant’ offering, so it’s cannabinoid and terpenoid profile will be strain-specific.

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