Get to Know Terpenes with The Werc Shop

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Terpenes and terpenoids are a widespread class of organic compounds that play a prominent role in the aroma, taste and effects of cannabis. Terpenes are not unique to cannabis, but rather are found across the botanical spectrum and are the primary constituents of plant-derived essential oils.

Because essential oils are complex mixtures of compounds, humans are not typically exposed to individual terpenes and terpenoids in isolation. For example, the scent of a fresh bunch of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is anchored by the terpene component linalool, but it is the unique pattern of many aromatic components that allows us to recognize the smell of lavender.

The most common terpenes in cannabis are:

The Werc Shop

The Werc Shop has dedicated the last seven years to building a deep understanding of the cannabis plant. In the process, we have analyzed countless cultivars and identified many new components. This has resulted in an extensive library of award-winning, cannabis-based flavor formulations that patients and adult consumers continue to rave about, touting an insurmountable flavor profile with profound physiological effects.

Terpenes create Taste, Aroma, & Effect

Blends made of terpenes found in the cannabis plant

Cannabis cultivar specific ratios of Native terpenes

Native blends plus other botanically-inspired components

Native and Inspired blends plus other flavor ingredients.


Learn More About Terpenes

Introducing The Werc Shop’s All New Cannaroma® Terpene Kit

The Werc Shop’s Cannaroma Terpene Kit contains valuable information including:

  • A Primer On Terpene Characteristics and Ensemble Effects
  • Insight About How The Sense of Smell Works, Including the Nose-Brain Axis
  • 10 Nose Trainers: 9 Individual Terpenes, 1 Jack Herer Strain Blend
  • 10 Terpene Botanical Source and Information Cards
  • Understanding About the TWS Terpene Philosophy & Flavor Framework



 Staying Ahead of the Curve

The Werc Shop was founded by Dr. Jeffrey Raber, who earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southern California in 2002 where he was a Harold and Lillian Moulton Fellow. Dr. Raber holds numerous patents, has published several peer-reviewed articles related to cannabis alone, and is widely considered a leading expert on the chemistry of cannabis.

The Werc Shop provides an unmatched product development team. Our services include cannabis cultivar profiling, flavor creation, ingredient sourcing, and product standardization across multiple states.

The Werc Shop is dedicated to assisting licensed cannabis businesses innovate and produce high-quality cannabis products that entrepreneurs can depend on and trust. Our Ph.D.’s and scientists have over 100 years of combined experience studying cannabis and formulating products. With our long history of expertise, we have developed proprietary processes that allow us to create the best non-cannabis derived terpene flavor products on the market.

We create cannabis-centric flavor products to meet our clients’ dynamic preferences. We also assist licensed cannabis manufacturers in the formulation of a range of high-demand products including concentrates, vapor cartridges, edibles, drinks, tablets, pastilles, and sublinguals for both the adult-use and medical cannabis markets.

Our world-class team of credentialed scientists and engineers are continually developing new products while utilizing the most efficient, cost-effective, and highest-yielding processes possible. Contact us today to see if we can help you!


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