Myrcene is a terpene found in cannabis that has potential therapeutic benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and sedative properties. When combined with CBD, it can decrease inflammation, fight cancer, and reduce pain. When combined with THC, it is considered an analgesic and muscle relaxant, and it enhances sedative and tranquilization benefits. Myrcene may also have a role in assisting cannabinoids to be absorbed across the blood-brain barrier, increasing transport into the brain and enhancing psychoactive responses. However, there is limited robust data supporting this claim. The side effects of myrcene include sleepiness or a stronger psychoactive response when consuming the terpene through cannabis.
Pro tip: Myrcene is best used for symptoms related to chronic pain & insomnia ask your budtender for the COA (certificate of analysis) on chemovars high in Myrcene.
Chemovars high in Myrcene: 9lb Hammer, Mandarin Dream, TrueBerry OG