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Core Cannabis Course: Myrcene

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to homework assignment CCC 1.32 of the Core Cannabis Course from Higher Learning LV. In this assignment, students learn about myrcene, one of the most common terpenes produced by cannabis, hemp, and many other plant species, including mangoes, lemongrass, and parsley. Myrcene is one of the eight super class terpenes identified in the October 2022 peer-reviewed research study as being the most common in North American cannabis cultivars.

In the assignments that follow, students are exposed to in-depth analysis of myrcene involving the most recent peer-reviewed scientific research, including its aroma profile and the potential medicinal benefits delivered by this terpene.


What is Myrcene?

Myrcene (β-myrcene), sometimes called beta-myrcene and one of the eight super class terpenes, is known for delivering an earthy scent and flavor that sometimes carries notes of balsam, clove, or musk. Some observers also report subtle layers of pepper and spice.

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