Terpenes

Cannabis and Humulus: A Family Reunion

Once upon a time, cannabis and humulus (hops) were the same plant.

About 27 million years ago, cannabis and hops diverged from their common ancestor and evolved as separate botanical species.

Today, cannabis and humulus are identified as distinct species within the same plant family Cannabaceae. One can see a family resemblance in the jagged-edged leaves emblematic of both plants.

Terpenes: Smell the Mystery

cannabis terpenes for aroma and effect

The secrets behind marijuana’s bouquet are in the “terpenes.” In the future, it may be possible to access strain-specific cannabis oils, as well as made-to-order marijuana extracts with a full array of terpenes artfully tailored to meet the needs and desires of individual users.