Terpene Analysis at our Labs in Lansing, MI & Bay City, MI

Terpenes are a specific class of organic chemical compounds found in Cannabis that contribute strongly to giving each strain its own signature regarding the smell, flavor, and color of the flower. There are many factors that can influence the development of terpenes in cannabis and include climate, environmental conditions, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil composition, and harvest times. Individual strains contain different combinations of the nearly 150 terpenes and are the main building block of any plant resin or "essential oils" and contribute to the scent, flavor, and colors.

Terpenes are believed to have a synergistic effect with cannabinoids, binding themselves to receptors in the brain. That being said, different combinations of terpenes yield different tastes and aromas, which can assist consumers with choosing products suited to their specific needs and preferences.