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Definition - What does terpenes mean?

Terpenes refer to an organic compound with distinctive catalytic agents called chemovars, natural components inherent to the cannabis Sativa plant and its hemp subspecies, carrying biochemical properties with therapeutic benefits in treating diseases/disorders. Terpenoids represent synthetic derivatives that appear alongside the cannabinoid called cannabidiol (CDC), serving as an oil-based solution or an edible for human consumption, causing different physiological effects based on the terpenes subtype in question.

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Terpenes primes the interplay between repelling pests and fostering pollination across the stratified natural world, bolstered by the medical community drawing on supportive evidence that it carries health effects, independent of a pure or altered form. The entourage effect combines the use of cannabinoids and terpenoids, synergistically alleviating chronic pain, reducing anxiety, boosting mental health, and mediating immune system responses against bacterial infections. A host of terpenes compounds exist, such as alpha-humulene, beta-caryophyllene, linalool, limonene, myrcene, and pinene, serving as enzymatic biomarkers against the progression of health conditions including diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and seizure episodes.

Though terpenes compounds carry healthful implications, the legalization of medicinal cannabis largely circles the stigma of cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and its CDC counterpart, given their reputation for inducing the characteristic "high" sensation. With polarizing opinions from the federal legislature, statewide variances continue as blurred distinctions between recognizing medicinal marijuana use for legitimate disabilities and employers who perform routine drug screening procedures remain stalemated against discrimination violations. Enlisting third-party referrals from a laboratory with a certificate of analysis (COA) credentials can help provide insight into CDC, THC, and terpenes compound(s), hedging questions over impairment where appointing individuals to safety-sensitive positions is a potential liability.

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