Despite the ongoing battle for the end of cannabis prohibition in America, there is an ever-increasing body of work dedicated to exploring the chemical composition of the cannabis plant. While you may already know about cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and CBN, do you know about the entourage effect with terpenes? Discover what is the entourage effect is and why it’s important.
Considering the synchronicity of cannabinoid and terpene production, perhaps it’s unsurprising to learn that researchers have discovered synergistic properties when paired with cannabinoids and flavonoids.
So what is the entourage effect? According to cannabis researchers, it is the synergistic effects of phytopharmaceuticals in “successful herbal drug combinations.”
The phrase ‘entourage effect’ first came into use in 1998 when chemists Ben-Shabat and Raphael Mechoulam, used it to describe the notion that cannabinoids other than THC, terpenoids, and flavonoids all contribute to the effects induced by medical cannabis consumption.
One landmark study by Dr. Ethan Russo details just how the compounds in cannabis influence and enhance each other’s mechanism. From the synergistic effects of THC and CBD to enhance your high to, popular Las Vegas dispensary strains contain pinene which counteracts some of the negative psychoactive effects of THC. Similarly, myrcene helps reduce resistance in our blood-brain barriers which aids in our reception of other terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids.
When it comes to knowing what the entourage effect is, our budtenders have the knowledge and expertise to guide you in the right direction. The next time you’re in Vegas, make sure you stop by one of the best Nevada dispensaries in the Silver State for your ReLeaf.