Did you know the effects from consuming cannabis are not only caused by cannabinoids like CBD and THC, but also from the aromatic compounds it produces?

These compounds are generally known as terpenes, and they are found throughout the plant kingdom.

Terpenes give flowers and plants their aromas, and cannabis has been known to produce over one hundred different types of them. ​When consumed in conjunction with cannabinoids, terpenes can actually modulate the effects CBD and THC exert on us.

This phenomenon is known either as the “Entourage Effect” or the “Ensemble Effect”, in that the compounds of cannabis are more effective together than when they are consumed individually. This phenomena is also why many prefer Full Spectrum cannabis products (like most of the ones Stigma produces) over other, less complete options like Broad Spectrum or isolated cannabinoid products.




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Did you know that while the cannabis plant can potentially produce over a hundred different cannabinoids, there is one that is more powerful– and controversial– than all the rest: Delta-9-THC, or just THC for short.

THC is the primary psychoactive compound that the plant produces. It is not yet known how the cannabis plant managed to so perfectly mimic and exploit our internal chemistry. Some researchers refer to the synergy between humans and THC as a “happy accident” (with an emphasis on “happy”).