What is the terpene Myrcene found in cannabis?

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Last updated: May 30th, 2016

Myrcene is a monoterpene and the most common terpene found in cannabis (some varieties contain up to 60% of the essential oil). A high myrcene level in cannabis (>0.5%) typically results in the well-known ‘couch-lock’ effect of classic Indica strains while a low level of Myrcene (<0.5%) often results in the uplifting and vibrant effects most associated with Sativa strains. Additionally, Myrcene is found in oil of hops, mangoes, bay leaves, eucalyptus, wild thyme, lemon grass and many other plants.

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