Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds found in many organic substances including cannabis (or cannabis-derived products) and are responsible for creating their distinctive aromas and flavours. By combining the two elements of cannabis—the plant and it’s chemical elements — you can produce an endless number of unique, potent, and intoxicating flavours. For example, you’re most likely familiar with lavender essential oil. What you may not realize is that the lavender contains two compounds or types of terpenes: linalool and linalyl acetate. However if you want to take total advantage of a wide range of available terpenes in your dried flower, oils, vapes and extracts, then you must understand what they are and how they can be combined and used in various ways to enhance, enrich or create a wide variety of experiences. Check this article to learn how terpenes affect cannabis including the aroma, flavour and overall experience.