The use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use has greatly increased the market for cannabis-related products with the main target compounds THC, CBD and terpenes. Although there are several technologies available to extract THC and CBD, they are not designed to selectively extract terpenes, and thus often lead to loss, damage or only partial extraction of these molecules.
Terpenes from cannabis plants are extremely valuable as they are responsible for the strain-specific variation in smell, taste, and effects of cannabis. Due to their unique flavour, they are widely used as ingredients for multiple end-products, such as vape pens and edibles. Terpenes are also used in the medicinal field as they can enhance the therapeutic effects of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.Further information