Terpene Thursday – β-Caryophyllene

Have you ever wondered what terpenes are?

Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that are responsible for the scent we experience from plants. Imagine walking through an apple orchard at peak season, surrounded by ripe apple trees, with a light breeze carrying the aroma through the air. Your nose can’t help but pick up on the fresh scent of those crisp apples! Or think about when you’re browsing the produce section, how do you know if the melon you’re about to buy is ripe or not? You smell it! We thank terpenes for that!

As a plant, the aroma and scent that we experience from cannabis is also because of terpenes. Terpenes are unique because they drive the experience you feel with your cannabis. You may be familiar with our friend THC, that provides a “high” and euphoria, or CBD that provides comfort, but what happens when we bring terpenes into the mix? This is what we call “The Entourage Effect.” This is when the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD work synergistically with terpenes to provide an enhanced experience.

You can think of “The Entourage Effect” like a group of friends. Individually, each friend is unique and amazing in their own way, but when you get them together? It’s a whole vibe!

Our amazing team, Corinna, Cannabis Care Specialist, Emily, Brand & Event Marketing Senior Manager, and Samantha, Call Center Manager put together some incredible resources that are designed to bring you through the journey of experiencing terpenes with all of your senses! Tune in every Thursday for education and specials on the terpene of the week!


Allow β-Caryophyllene to bring you into an all-body experience of relief. This terpene is perfect to settle in with after an active day. Currently the only known terpene that works with our body’s Endocannabinoid System in a similar way to THC and CBD; the exploration of potential benefits of β-Caryophyllene are just beginning! Experience and explore this spicy terpene for yourself with this week’s recipe and specials.

  • Personality: Woodsy, mysterious, relieving, and supportive
  • Go-to Strains: Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Gelato, Zkittlez Kush Mints, Runtz, Grease Monkey
  • Also found in: Black pepper, cloves, rosemary, oregano, basil, hops, and cinnamon
  • How your nose will know: Peppery, spicy, and woodsy
  • Vaporizes at: 266ºF
  • Breaking down possible benefits: Brings relief to both mind and body from a long day, while supporting calm and relaxation

featured β-Caryophyllene Recipe!
Chai latte

Key ingredient: Cinnamon, Clove, Black Pepper


Senses/experience we’re highlighting:

  • A feeling of warm and cozy support

  • An all-over relief in mind and body

  • A relaxed state of wellbeing

why a chai latte?

  • Warm and tingly spices such as, black pepper, clove, and cinnamon all contain and represent β-Caryophyllene beautifully. That tingle and sizzle you experience on the tip of your nose? That’s this terpene at work!

  • The process of making this recipe is an all-encompassing experience of the senses. Chai lattes are perfect for easing your body and soul. Tapping into the senses, you can feel the peppercorns and cloves, you can smell the aromas in the air, while they dance on your tongue, all while seeing yourself craft this recipe in your own space of comfort.

  • Bring your Chai latte along to cozy up with a warm blanket. Feel the relief overcome your mind and body with each sip you take, while the spicy aromas fill your space and dance around you.

Terpene education collaborated by: Emily, Brand & Event Marketing Senior Manager

At 27 Emily is already a cannabis industry veteran. This hardcore cannabis enthusiast and aficionado is looking to break the negative stigma attached to the industry & show that it is full of compassionate people that are working hard to improve others’ quality of life. Emily is also known as the “Queen of Blunts” by her friends and loves pet weasels.


Written & graphics created by: Samantha Baker, Call Center Manager

Passionate about cannabis, Samantha manages the Trucenta Call Center. Her favorite part of being in the cannabis industry is the ability to offer customers one-on-one support to make sure they are receiving the best product possible for themselves and their loved ones. She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband and four fur babies (who all love cannabis too!)

Terpene Recipe’s crafted & written by: Corinna, Cannabis Care Specialist.

Corinna is one of the friendly voices you hear on the other end when calling into our Call Center. As a former Pastry Chef and Baker, Corinna thrives on drawing the connection between ingredients and their ability to influence the experience felt. Residing in Detroit, she loves to intermingle her knowledge of cannabis and terpenes into the sensations of crafting, tasting, and sharing a recipe

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