Terpenes and Terpenoids

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The most commonly recognized terpene that affects the CB2 receptors is beta-Caryophyllene, which is found in pepper, cloves, and other spices. Terpenes are hydrocarbons. There are thousands of different terpenes found in the plant kingdom, but to date, only a few have been shown to influence the endocannabinoid system.

Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are created in the plant from terpene units.

Copal, a woody resin often used as an incense, contains ingredients which are potent inhibitors of MAGL. 1