It is not easy to find cannabis strains rich in terpinolene. As we mentioned in a previous article, myrcene is the most common terpene found in cannabis. Moreover, other terpenes such as pinene, limonene or caryophyllene are found in higher concentrations than terpinolene.

What is Terpinolene?

Terpinolene is recognizable for its woody aroma. Terpinolene is commonly found in conifers, rosemary, and apple trees. In addition, it has potential medical properties such as antifungal and antibacterial properties. Moreover, terpinolene is been researched for its potential anti-cancer properties. Furthermore, it might also have sedative properties.

Which Cannabis Strains are Rich in Terpinolene?

Ghost Train Haze

This euphoric strain is not recommended for cannabis newbies as it is high in THC (approximately 18% THC). Ghost Train Haze is strong cannabis strain that will induce an invigorating and euphoric state in the consumer. It is perfect for people seeking an energizing and highly psychoactive experience. In addition, Ghost Train Haze is high in terpinolene. In addition to terpinolene, Ghost Train Haze is high in other terpenes such as myrcene and limonene.


This strain is rich in THC (approx. 18% THC). Chernobyl is also an invigorating cannabis strain ideal to battle pain and depression. It is high in terpinolene and it has also moderate high levels of limonene and myrcene.


XJ-13 is Sativa dominant strain with a strong citrus aroma similar to limes and lemons. XJ-13 is high in THC (approx. 17%) and its main terpenes are terpinolene (found in nutmegs, cumin, lilacs), caryophyllene and pinene. This strain is a hybrid of two famous cannabis strains, Jack Herer and G13 Haze.

Golden Pineapple

This is a hybrid strain and a cross between Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush. This cannabis strain has a citrus aroma and besides terpinolene, it is also rich in myrcene and limonene. Furthermore, Golden Pineapple is high in THC (approx. 18%).

Golden Goat

This strain is very high in THC (19%). Golden Goat has a unique terpene profile as it is rich in myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene and terpinolene.

Jack Herer

This is a cannabis strain named after famous American cannabis rights activist Jack Herer, sometimes known as the “Emperor of Hemp”. Jack Herer is a THC-rich Sativa-dominant cannabis strain. This strain is effective for pain relief, depression and even ADHD. Jack Herer main terpenes are citrus, herbal, and peppery. Jack Herer is very rich in terpinolene.

Super Lemon Haze

This strain won first prize in 2008 and 2009 in the High Times Cannabis Cup. With a THC content of up to 22% (18% THC on average), Super Lemon Haze is a cross of Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk.

This sativa dominant strain is excellent for euphoric and energizing effects. As its name indicates, it has predominantly a citrusy aroma. Super Lemon Haze will make you feel euphoric and full of vitality and energy. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, terpinolene and ocimene.

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat is a cross between Northern Lights and Haze. It is rich in THC (approx. 19%) and its main terpenes are terpinolene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

Pineapple Kush

It is a cross between Pineapple and Master Kush. It has a moderate high THC content (17%) and it is known to induce a cerebral effect. It is rich in terpinolene, myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene.


Clementine is rich in THC (17%) and a cross between Tangie and Lemon Skunk. It has a citrus and sweet taste. Clementine is rich in terpinolene caryophyllene and myrcene. In addition, this cannabis strain is an award-winning one as it won the prize for best Sativa concentrate in 2015.