Boiling Point for Cannabis & Terpenes

Cannabis contains a veritable “treasure trove” of medicinal benefits, with more applications discovered every year. Two of the main chemical compounds in cannabis, cannabinoids and terpenes, are present in raw plant material, but become activated only when reaching certain temperatures. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), for instance, has a boiling point of 315 degrees Fahrenheit, while Cannabidiol (CBS) has a boiling point of 356 degrees Fahrenheit. Many cannabinoids and terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, each with their own unique therapeutic benefits. Patients who enjoy cooking with cannabis or inhaling with vaporizers should note which cannabinoids and terpenes provide the therapeutic benefits they are looking for, and at what temperatures their respective boiling points are reached.