Delta-8 is an analog of THC and has a similar molecular structure with a few notable differences. While the two share many similar properties, such as reportedly stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and soothing pain, delta-8 tends to exhibit a lower psychotropic potency than THC.
THC-O stands for THC-O-acetate — a form of THC roughly 3 times as potent as delta 9 THC. It tends to take longer to take effect (as much as 60 minutes after inhalation to feel full effects), but once it does more users report an almost “spiritual” sensation that isn’t found with any cannabinoid.
A terpene believed to relieve stress and anxiety.
Potential effects: Elevated mood, stress relief
Potential therapeutic value: Treatment of anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, and cancer
Also found in: Fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint
The most common terpene found in modern commercial cannabis. Believed to promote calming effects.
Potential effects: Sedating, relaxing
Potential therapeutic value: Antioxidant; treatment of insomnia, pain, and inflammation
Aroma: Cardamom, cloves, musky, earthy, herbal
Also found in: Mango, lemongrass, thyme, hops
This terpene has a floral aroma and is believed to promote relaxation and calming effects.
Potential effects: Mood enhancement, sedation
Potential therapeutic value: Treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, inflammation, and neurodegenerative disease
Also found in: Lavender
Most common terpene in the natural world. It may be useful for pain, inflammation, or anxiety.
Potential effects: Alertness, memory retention, counteracts some THC effects
Potential therapeutic value: Treatment of asthma, pain, inflammation, ulcers, anxiety, cancer
Also found in: Pine needles, rosemary, basil, parsley, dill
The only terpene known to also act as a cannabinoid: it can activate our endocannabinoid system to provide anti-inflammatory effects.
Potential effects: Stress relief
Potential therapeutic value: Treatment of pain, anxiety/depression, ulcers
Aroma: Pepper, spicy, woody, cloves
Also found in: Black pepper, cloves, cinnamon