The synergy of terpenes and cannabinoids is the Entourage Effect. The combination is greater than the sum of the individual compounds. Ironically, isolating THC diminishes the benefits of cannabis.
“It could be that multiple individual compounds play a role, or it could be due to their interaction in the body; it could also be combination of both.”
“Now, maybe this all sounds obvious. After all, eating real fruits, vegetables and other plants provides better nutrition than just taking vitamin pills with one nutrient or mineral in each. Science is showing us that we can likely say the same about cannabis.”
“Unlike other drugs that may work well as single compounds, synthesized in a lab, cannabis may offer its most profound benefit as a whole plant.”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent