A class of organic compounds, specifically volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons. These compounds have strong aromas as part of the essential oils of a variety of plants including cannabis. In cannabis plants, the effects of strains ranging from relaxation to focus are determined largely by terpenes.
Examples: Linalool, Myrcene, and Pinene are types of terpenes.
“I like to smoke weed with myrcene terpenes in it before dinner because it gives me an appetite and makes my food taste amazing.”