Simply put, terpenes are chemicals that determine how things smell. They’re what give an orange its citrusy smell. They give pine trees their unique aroma. They’re even responsible for the relaxing effects in lavender.
Cannabinoids are every chemical substance, regardless of structure or origin, that joins the cannabinoid receptors of the body and brain and that have similar effects to those produced by the Cannabis Sativa plant. The three types of cannabinoids that people use are recreational, medicinal, and synthetic.