It is rare to find pinene-dominant cannabis strains. As we explained in a previous blog post, the most dominant terpene found in cannabis is myrcene. Nonetheless, there are cannabis strains with that are high in pinene.

Pinene is an aromatic terpene with potential health properties. For example, pinene could have potential therapeutic properties for the treatment of inflammation, pain and also anxiety. Pinene has a distinctive aroma of pine and it is found in a wide range of herbs like rosemary, parsley, or basil.

Pinene, like other terpenes, are oils secreted by conifers, plants and cannabis as an adaptive protection against predators.

Pinene: What are its Potential Health Effects?

Pinene has potential anti-inflammatory effects. Research is still ongoing, and the following effects are currently been investigated:

  • Pain relief and anti-inflammatory.
  • Treatment for anxiety.
  • Bronchodilator.

10 Cannabis Strains High in Pinene

The following cannabis strains are high in pinene:


This cannabis strain is a cross between Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk. Cannatonic is known as a CBD rich cannabis strain. Consequently, Remedy is also a cannabis strain rich in CBD. Remedy is high in Pinene and therefore, it is an excellent cannabis strain to help reduce inflammation. Remedy is also high in caryophyllene and myrcene.


This strain has a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio. We have already mentioned this cannabis strain in a previous list about CBD-rich cannabis strains. Cannatonic is a cannabis strain developed in Spain and it is a cross of Reina Madre and NYC Diesel. This cannabis strain is perfect for beginners as its CBD content may reduce paranoia and psychosis associated with excessive THC consumption. CBD has potential anti-psychosis and anti-anxiety properties and that’s why balanced CBD:THC strains like Cannatonic are an excellent choice for beginners. In addition, Cannatonic is known as a Pinene-rich cannabis strain.


This cannabis strain is a classic. I have heard of AK-47 since the they first time I smoked weed. AK-47 is a sativa dominant strain with a 16.5% THC concentration. It is believed to be a mixture of Colombian, Mexican, Afghani and Thai genetics. Despite its name, AK-47 will induce more relaxation than euphoria in part thanks to its terpene profile as AK-47 is rich in Pinene. In addition to Pinene, AK-47 has also high concentrations of myrcene and caryophyllene.

Cereal Milk

Cereal Milk is a cross between Y Life (Cookies x Cherry Pie) and Snowman. Cereal Milk is very high in THC (26%). In addition, it has a characteristic terpene profile as it is rich in limonene, pinene and caryophyllene.


This is another cannabis strain rich in CBD. Harlequin is also excellent for beginners. Harlequin is a Sativa-rich strain with a 5:2 CBD:THC ratio. This cannabis strain is higher in CBD than Cannatonic while still being moderately high in THC. Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids that reduces pain and inflammation. CBD has been used in contact sports to reduce joint inflammation and muscle soreness.

Harlequin is an excellent cannabis strain for the treatment of arthritis. In addition, Harlequin is very rich in Pinene as well as myrcene and caryophyllene.

Big Smooth

Big Smooth is high in THC with a 20% THC concentration. It is a cross between OG Blueberry and Cookies and Cream. Big Smooth is an Indica dominant strain with a unique and tasty terpene profile. Big Smooth is one of the most Pinene-rich cannabis strains. In addition, it has high levels of myrcene and caryophyllene.

Grape Ape

This musky cannabis strain is quite high in THC (17%) and it is a mostly Indica strain. This cannabis strain is known to provide relaxation and reduce stress. Grape Ape is high in Pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

God’s Gift

It is a cross between Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush. It is moderate high in THC (17%) and its main terpenes are pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

Blue Dream

It is a Sativa dominant strain from California. Its THC content ranges from 17% to 24% THC with 2% CBD. Blue Dream is ideal for relaxation. It is a hybrid between to cannabis strains: Blueberry Indica and Sativa Haze.

This cannabis strain is very popular now and many cannabis users appreciate its versatility. In addition, it is a good cannabis strain for beginners. Blue Dream is rich in pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

Kosher Tangie

This is an Indica dominant strain (60% Indica and 40% Sativa). In addition, it is high in THC (21%). Kosher Tangie is famous for its distinctive pine aroma and it is rich in pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene.