Get to Know a Cannabis Terpene: Ocimene

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Basil’s genus name, ‘ocimum’ gives ocimene its name. Found in a variety of plants, ocimene is used in a variety of perfumery products for its relatively strong sweet smell. Ocimene has three isomers — an alpha isomer and two beta isomers (one and one ). Alpha-ocimene is found in green vegetables and contributes to the smell of unripe mangoes, while beta-ocimene is found in the leaves and flowers of a large variety of…

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