Since 2010, Verdes commitment to bringing the best weed strains for therapeutic benefits has remained the same. Through thorough research and studies, we strive to give you high-quality cannabis products to help you in your wellness journey.

 When seeking the best cannabis strains for pain relief, focusing on terpene content is crucial.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are chemical compounds found within the essential oils of cannabis plants. According to the National Institutes of Health, terpenes are “widely used and investigated by their pharmacological properties.”

 Terpenes give cannabis strains their distinct smell and taste. While most recognize terpenes by these means, terpenes also serve as a blueprint for how a strain will affect you.

Terpenes Found in the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief

There are many terpenes found within cannabis strains that can help alleviate pain. Some terpenes target inflammation, others offer general, analgesic pain relief, while others offer anti-inflammatory and analgesic pain relief.

Terpenes for Inflammation

If you believe your source of pain stems from inflammation, here are some cannabis terpenes to try.


Farnesene is a cannabis terpene that’s also present in green apples. In fact, farnesene gives green apples their distinct smell. If you find a marijuana strain that smells like green apples, it likely contains this terpene.

 Farnesene offers anti-inflammatory benefits and has the potential to be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis.


Ocimene is a monoterpene known for its pleasantly tropical and woody bouquet. The aroma of this oil is so fragrant that it’s commonly used in perfumes.

 Several studies have been conducted on the efficacy of ocimene as an anti-inflammatory. It has been shown to combat inflammation by curbing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines that can make some conditions worse.


Pinene has a strong aroma of pine needles and sage. In fact, it is an incredibly common terpene throughout the plant kingdom and can be found in plants and herbs such as spruce and fir trees, dill, parsley, and cannabis.

 Pinene has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be an effective way to lessen painful inflammation from conditions such as arthritis, MS, and cancer.

Terpene for General Angelsic Pain Relief


B-caryophyllene has a spicy aroma and remains one of the more unique terpenes. Caryophyllene can also be classified as a cannabinoid in part because of its ability to affect CB2 receptors.

 What this means for the medical world is that users can enjoy the benefits of B-caryophyllene without the psychoactive effects of cannabis.

 Since B-caryophyllene affects the endocannabinoid CB2 receptor, it is especially effective as a pain-relieving agent.

Terpenes Offering Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Pain Relief

When looking for the best cannabis strains for pain relief, terpenes with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties may be more beneficial.


A-bisabolol has a light, sweet floral scent like chamomile.  It’s one of the most soothing terpenes and has been used in skincare and beauty products for centuries as a fragrance and for its reported skin-healing effects.

 Due to its associations with skin health, A-bisabolol may be beneficial for hives, dermatitis, and other inflammatory skin conditions. There is also evidence that this terpene may be useful as a general analgesic.


Myrcene is the most common terpene found within cannabis. Most recognize cannabis by myrcene’s earthy, musky aroma.

 Myrcene has been found to help inflammation significantly, especially when it’s paired with CBD. These properties can benefit those who suffer from painful swelling due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, and so much more.

 Due to this terpene’s highly sedative properties, it works as an analgesic by deeply relaxing muscles to curtail spasms and calming the body and mind to reduce pain.


If you’ve ever enjoyed a nice craft beer and inhaled the scent of the humulus lupulus (hops), then you’d understand where humulene derives its name and distinctively earthy and herbal aroma.

 Humulene is an effective anti-inflammatory when used both topically and systemically. In fact, a study published in 2007 found humulene to be just as powerful as the steroidal anti-inflammatory dexamethasone.

 In addition to its potent anti-inflammatory characteristics, humulene can offer natural pain relief. Frequently used in pain relief salves, humulene is excellent for reducing symptoms of disorders such as fibromyalgia and arthritis since it can reduce swelling.

Why Choose Verdes Cannabis Products

As one of the oldest and most reputable dispensaries in New Mexico, Verdes continues to be the best recreational and medical cannabis dispensary in the industry. From seed to sale, each stage of the growth cycle is strictly controlled, helping us meet the needs of our clients with every visit.

 We are farmers, first and foremost, entirely family-owned and operated, and dedicated to a safe, holistic approach to a better quality of life.

Using the Best Weed Strains

Verdes dedicated research and development team travels nationwide to bring the best weed strains to New Mexico. All new strains are vetted to ensure we bring the best weed strains to our community, prioritizing potency and terpene content.

 From there, we begin growing these strains locally.

Testing and Transparency

As New Mexico’s best cannabis dispensary, we focus on providing you with the highest quality products, free from pesticides or other introduced harmful chemicals.

 Each batch is tested per harvest by Scepter Labs or Steep Hill Labs, and information on each strain is available online and in-store. Potency and terpenes will vary from batch to batch, but you can always ask to see our potency, microbial, and terpene test reports.

Ready to find out more about the best cannabis strains for pain relief?

When wanting to know more about strains specific for pain relief, trust Verdes to point you in the right direction. With 2 nurses on staff and customer service representatives  that undergo 3 weeks of training under our Nurse Education Program, we ensure you receive safe and accurate information.

 Come by one of our locations today to learn more about the best marijuana strains for pain relief.

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