There is something new and fascinating on the cannabis horizon! Recent research has shattered some common myths about what gives cannabis its unique scents.
Traditionally, terpenes have played a major role. Terpenes are a group of organic compounds found in various plants and are responsible for their characteristic flavours. In the case of cannabis, terpenes have long been considered the main contributors to its distinctive flavours.
However, as recent research shows, the full story is far more complex. This discovery challenges the longstanding belief that terpenes alone shape the plant's aroma and sheds new light on the complex symphony of scents that define different cannabis varieties.
Scientists delving into the world of cannabis smells discovered that new, previously unknown compounds are the real culprits behind the sweet or savoury notes we associate with different cannabis varieties.
In simpler terms, terpenes aren't the sole conductors of this aromatic orchestra. Rather, it's an ensemble of various compounds, some of which were previously unknown.
The Smell Game Changers
These groundbreaking discoveries open the doors to a deeper understanding of the scent of Cannabis sativa L. and contradict previous assumptions. The researchers discovered a new category of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) and other chemicals, like for example a molecule known as 321MBT, responsible for these different scents.
This breakthrough not only expands our knowledge about the chemical composition of cannabis, but could also have far-reaching implications and changes the way we perceive and categorise cannabis strains based on their aroma characteristics. These findings are an exciting step forward in the world of cannabis science, and understanding these nuances deepens our appreciation for this remarkable plant!
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