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Core Cannabis Course: Linalool

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to homework assignment CCC 1.31 of the Core Cannabis Course from Higher Learning LV. In this assignment, students learn about linalool, a terpene produced by cannabis, hemp, and many other plant species, including french lavender, lilacs, and bergamot oranges. Linalool is one of the eight super class terpenes identified in the 2022 peer-reviewed research study as being the most common in North American cannabis cultivars.

In the assignment that follows, students are exposed to in-depth analysis of linalool, including its aroma profile and the potential medicinal benefits delivered by this terpene.


What is Linalool?

Linalool, one of the eight super class terpenes, is known for delivering a floral scent that is reminiscent of French lavender and that sometimes features heavy notes of bergamot orange and potential hints of spice.

Like other cannabis terpenes, linalool is never encountered in isolation in the wild. Instead, it combines with many other terpenes (and other chemicals, including esters and ketones) to produce unique and multi-layered fragrances that are characteristics of particular cultivars and individual plants.

This terpene is a popular commercial ingredient used by a variety of product types, including cosmetics and skin care. Like others in the super class category, it is among the most common terpenes in cannabis/hemp/marijuana.

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