Featured terpenes: piney aromas

Featured terpenes: piney aromas

Did you know that the aroma compound (terpene) that gives pine trees their unique smell can also be found in cannabis?

Energizing pinene gives pine needles their trademark scent of fresh pine and sweet wood. It can also be found in orange peels, parsley, dill, and sage. Pinene either occurs as alpha-pinene, which has scents of pine needles and rosemary, or appears as beta-pinene, which has a more herbal dill and basil type of aroma.


Terpenes are chemicals that are created and stored in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, along with cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabiniol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Cannabis users have indicated that terpenes are sometimes associated with various effects. The exact effects of terpenes on their own, and within cannabis, are currently unknown, but piney scented terpenes are generally thought to provide an energizing and reviving aroma.  

This month, our collection features cannabis products that are high in pinene, as well as other terpenes that create piney aromas.

Terpineol is generally described as a refreshing terpene, and it is also found in pine, lilac, and  lapsang souchong tea.

Similar in name and aroma to terpineol, terpinolene is thought of as a piney, floral, and herbal scented terpene that is found in apples, tea tree, and cumin.

Remember, what works for others may not work for you. Educating yourself and cautious experimentation will help you find your way.

Discover our carefully curated collection of cannabis with pine-forward aromas in our Featured Terpenes selection.

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