The cannabis terpene series: Key things to know about Pinene.

For the final article in our cannabis terpenes series, we’re breaking down the terpene Pinene. If you’re wondering what terpenes are and why they matter, have a read of our earlier series blogs here

In this post, we will look at the effects of pinene on the body, its scent, the ideal temperature to vape and where else you might find this terpene.  

What are the potential effects of pinene?

Just as we’ve seen with Myrcene and Limonene, Pinene has an encumbered host of potential benefits and effects on the human body. Cannabis strains with a high level of the terpene are thought to relieve pain and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety benefits. Therefore, we can consider Pinene as a bronchodilator due to the aid it can provide in helping to open airways by combining with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis strains.

When interacting with CBD, a common cannabinoid in cannabis strains, it may reduce hyperresponsiveness in the airways which work to reduce sensitivity to asthma triggers. Finally, this terpene has nootropic benefits by improving blood flow to the brain.

Is there a distinct smell?

Pinene is an aromatic compound that holds a refreshing, sweet and spicy scent. Cannabis strains containing a high level of this terpene often have a similar aroma to pine trees.  

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How should I vape cannabis with high levels of pinene? 

Consequently, to unlock the benefits of medical cannabis which has a high dose of Pinene, set your vape temperature to 156 degrees Celsius (156°C). 


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Where else might the terpene be found? 

Pinene occurs in a wide range of cannabis strains and in a number of herbs, including basil, dill, rosemary and parsley. The terpene also appears in juniper, pine and spruce trees around the globe.

How do I know what terpenes are suited to me? 

After checking your eligibility for medical cannabis here, you will have a consultation with one of our specialist doctors. During the consultation, our specialist will assess your medical history and any concerns. Once, all of the required checks have been finalised a suitable strain of medical cannabis is prescribed. Our medical cannabis prescriptions contain not only THC and CBD, but also terpenes and other plant compounds to support the relief of your condition.