Cannabis Terpenes

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Cannabis is known for providing therapeutic benefits through cannabinoids, but some overlook the fact that terpenes, which are found in various plants including cannabis, can also provide therapeutic relief. Some studies have found terpenes may help with anxiety, sleep disorders, and acne. In addition to having their own therapeutic effects, terpenes can work supplementary with cannabinoids to help enhance therapy. For example, one study conducted by Ethan Russo found when cannabinoids and terpenes work together, they can treat medical conditions like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureu (MRSA) and depression. Cannabis may also help with gastric reflux, obesity, nausea, epilepsy, inflammation, stress, bacterial infections, tumors, acne, psychosis, and pain. Because terpenes are sensitive to heat and easily destroyed, vaporization which utilizes low temperatures is recommended. 

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