Terpene Spotlight: Pinene

The pinene terpene chemical structure next to a vial and a cannabis plant.

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Next in our terpene spotlight series, we’re featuring pinene. Another one of the more common terpenes found in cannabis, pinene has several interesting benefits that makes it worth understanding and checking out.

Let’s break down what you need to know.

Where do you find pinene?

As Leafly states, pinene is secreted from cannabis trichomes. It was originally developed to protect the plant against predators. Some high-pinene strains include Snoop’s Dream and Critical Mass.

Pinene is also found in other plants, including (obviously) pine needles, but it can also be found in rosemary, dill, basil and parsley.

Weedmaps notes you can find pinene in several unexpected places as well, including insecticides and even potentially biofuel in spark-ignition engines!

What does pinene taste like?

As you might guess, pinene smells like a pine tree. The flavor is often noted for being more distinct than other terpenes, which makes it easy to identify. Because of this and its name, pinene is known for its flavor, but it has several other benefits as well.

What does pinene do?

Pinene (specifically alpha-pinene, the type found in cannabis) is thought to have medical benefits. This terpene is anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antimicrobial, in addition to helping with respiratory problems.

It’s also thought that pinene might be helpful to people with anxiety, because of the therapeutic nature of forests in general. It can also potentially help combat short-term memory loss.

What pinene cannabis product is right for me?

If you want to try out a pinene product, we’re happy to help you pick something out.

Wayne Releaf is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. We proudly serve Wayne County and surrounding Washtenaw and Oakland counties.

Visit our dispensary and our team will help you select the perfect product.

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