What is chemically responsible for the differences in effects between strains


It seems like there’s a lot of emphasis on terpenes as an explanation for why different strains have different effects, while having similar levels of THC and CBD. In Maryland, a state with regulated medical marijuana, the packaging sometimes lists the terpene content next to the THC and CBD content, so one could reasonably presume that the terpenes had some medical value. But I’ve been trying to find scientific research that links terpenes to the different types of effects marijuana can have, but I really couldn’t find any. Even the articles about the topic use words like “might” and “potentially”. Is there any evidence that terpenes actually are responsible for those differences? Are there any other chemicals that could be responsible?

Is there any research going on into this in Canada, since researchers wouldn’t encounter many, if any, legal hurdles?

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