Terpenes are the compounds that give cannabis (or cannabis-derived products) their distinctive flavours and aromas. By combining the two elements of cannabis—the plant and the chemical components in it—you can produce an endless number of unique, potent, and intoxicating flavours. For example, you’ve probably heard of lavender essential oil. Lavender is made up of two types of terpenes: linalool and linalyl acetate. In order to take full advantage of the full range of the available terpenes in your buds, oils and extracts, you have to know what terpenes are and how they can be combined and used in various ways to create a wide variety of experiences. Check this article to learn how terpenes affect cannabis including the aroma, flavour and overall experience.