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The Cannabis 101 series has taught you aboutHumulene,Limonene,Linalool, andPinene(check them out if you haven't yet). Up next? The couch-locking, drowsiness-inducing, sweet-smelling, Myrcene.

Myrcene and The Body

Researchshows myrcene and its effects provide mildlysedative(relaxing) and analgesic (pain relief) effects. That can mean catching some decent sleep on a restless night. It can also mean offsetting your anxiety about an annual review coming up (please don't show up to your review high). But don't go near myrcene if you're planning to clear your chores list or you're in the final stretch of a project at work. You could find yourself in a productivity-halting,couch-lockeffect. So, plan on using myrcene-heavy strains to catch up on that Netflix binge instead.

Myrcene and Cannabinoids

That's not all. Myrcene is distinct in how it interacts with the cannabis flower's cannabinoids.Researchshows myrcene may influence the blood-brain barrier, potentially increasing the transport of cannabinoids into the brain. Ever hear someone recommend eating mangos before a smoke session? That's because myrcene is also naturally found in mangos. Check outthis blog postwe wrote where we gave this anecdotal phenomenon a fair shake.

Want to give Myrcene a shot? The Green Solution carries a huge variety of strains featuring myrcene. Our favorites includeGrape Pie, a customer favorite and cross between Grape Stomper and Cherry Pie, andSnow Squall, a piney and tart cross between The White and Appalachia. Or check out TGS team favoriteRubicon, a CBDer's dream that often checks in at a 1:1 ratio and is chock-loaded with myrcene, known to calm your brain and body.

Or you can check out ourdealspage to get the best deal on myrcene-heavy items. Cheers!

Quick Fact

Curing Cannabis Plants- This very gradual drying process involves moderate humidity and mild temperatures, preserving the dimensionality of cannabis plants and the consumption experience. The better and more gradual the curing process, the more sophisticated a grower's yields become, including preserved aromas, flavors, and potency.