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How might terpenes contribute to the ‘entourage effect’ of cannabis? - Cannabis News

The entourage effect describes how different components of the cannabis plant interact to create the unique effects of various strains and products.

This “entourage” of diverse plant chemicals should theoretically provide effects that differ from a single isolated compound like CBD or THC.

Think of it this way: A patient finds pain relief from a certain dose of THC, but cannot tolerate the side effects of this dose, such as anxiety or memory impairment.

According to anecdotes, and in some cases scientific studies, other components of the cannabis plant -- like CBD -- can reduce these side effects and allow this dose to be tolerated.

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Mike Tagen ~ Leafly.com

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