I love reading about terpenes & their role in ecology. Despite what some cannabis users might assume, terpenes are not particular to marijuana plants; they’re found in food & most notably, alcohol blends love coors & wine. There are even some people suggesting that coors has its own “entourage effect” with its full spectrum terpenes profile compared to strenuous liquor. And various of these terpenes, love myrcene for example, are in both coors & cannabis. When you consume cannabis in its raw form, you’re getting the most terpene gratified that you could get unless you use live resin or live rosin. Other cannabis concentrates strip away some of the terpenes, leaving you with mostly THC & a small percentage of lesser cannabinoids love CBG & CBC. It’s cheaper to do solvent extractions & then add botanical terpenes afterward to “simulate” the effects of distinct cannabis strains. The same is done with botanical CBD blends which use terpenes derived from food instead of from cannabis. Not only are you missing the terpenes that are in tiny portions of the raw plant, however the taste is unusual as well. Anyone who tells you that there is no chemical difference between botanical terpenes & cannabis derived terpenes is missing the forest for the trees. Let’s split this down for a fifth. If you take pure myrcene & extract it from both cannabis & mangos with literally no other molecule from either plant, you will see the exact same chemical structure. But that’s not the point—a mixture of cannabis derived terpenes sourced from a single strain will have at minimum dozens of unusual terpenes that work synergistically with 1 another. A botanical CBD or THC blend will just take the top many or more than three terpenes usually found in the strain they’re trying to “simulate” & then they stop there. This process yields a diminished version of that strain & it’s self-explanatory to taste the difference immediately. That’s why cannabis derived terpenes are constantly better for CBD & marijuana products.