Top 10 high myrcene strains of 2019

Published Sep 30, 2019 11:05 a.m. ET
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‌More regions every single day are shifting one step closer towards legalizing cannabis, which has inspired an exciting new interest in more than just the recreational aspects of THC. Marijuana terpenes are one component of the plant that doesn’t get a whole lot for media attention, but thanks to the latest and most exciting cannabis research, we now know that terpenes do a whole lot more than produce the intense and exotics scents and flavors.

What is myrcene?

Myrcene is a marijuana terpene that holds a special space high up on the list of most influential in the species, as it produces a truly unique type of effect; one that has yet to be matched by any other known cannabis components aside from THC.

What do myrcene smell and taste like?

Some marijuana terpenes offer a definitive aroma that is easy to distinguish from others, mainly due to its familiarity. One example is in Limonene strains, which all carry a distinct lemon flavor and smell, however myrcene is unique because it can mimic several of the most popular types of weed aromas including:

  • Peppery
  • Floral
  • Spicy
  • Herbal
  • Lavender

In higher concentrations, myrcene results in a strong and spicy profile, but in lower amounts it mimics a true lighter lavender that smells just like the flower.

The effects of myrcene

Myrcene is primarily responsible for many of the most loved tastes and smells of different types of weed, but it also offers many other less known qualities that all consumers should be aware of. The most important and most significant to both recreational and medicinal users is in how it can significantly impact the absorption rate of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC.

Since it interacted with and stimulated the same CB1 receptors that THC is absorbed through, it seems to hyper sensitize the endocannabinoid system, sending it into a sort of overdrive that results in a nearly 30% faster rate of THC absorption. What that means, is that the more myrcene that is in a marijuana strain, the more intense the high will probably be. Some of the benefits that myrcene has to offer include:

·         Anti-inflammatory

·         Sedative


·         Pain relief

·         Antimutagenic

·         Antibiotic

·         Enhances the psychoactive benefits of THC by increasing the rate of absorption of all cannabinoids

‌‌What other plants produce myrcene?

Just like most nature made oils and elements, myrcene is not only found in different types of weed, as it is also produced by other plant species including wild thyme, lemongrass, hops, mango, houttuynia, verbena, myrcia, cardamom and the West Indian bay tree.

The best types of weed with myrcene

If you think that a little bit of myrcene sounds pretty good right about now, then you are also probably wondering where to begin in getting your hand on the right types of weed. Lucky for you, we have done the hard research, and as a result, here are 10 of the best high producing myrcene marijuana strains of 2019.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Sedative
  • Pain relief
  • Antimutagenic
  • Antibiotic
  • Enhances the psychoactive benefits of THC by increasing the rate of absorption of all cannabinoids
How to use terpenes to enhance your marijuana experience


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