Reasons Your Weed Smells Like Lemon Pine-Sol

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    Why Does My Weed Smell Like Lemon Pine-Sol?

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    The reason that weed smells like lemon pine sol or another type of lemon-smelling disinfectant could be for a number of reasons. i.e. Added terpenes and cannabis strain. More than likely though, there is not anything wrong with your weed, and the reason for the lemony smell is because of the particular cannabis strain or added terpenes.

    The Cannabis Terpene

    TheTerpene, which is sometimes called essential oil, is present in various plants and even some animals. Terpenes are the reason for weed’s smell, colors, flavor, and effects on the smoker.

    Indica, Sativa, or Terpenese?

    You’ve likely heard the difference between indica, and Sativa strains. If you haven’t indica is said to give the user a mellow high that tends to make you relaxed and want to sleep. This sedative effect is so prominent, that indicas are often called “In da couch.” Sativa strains on the other hand are said to give you a more uplifting and energetic high.

    Many in the cannabis community feel that a strain’s terpene profile is the main reason for a particular strain causing a primarily sedative or the “head high” effect that can help smokers focus.

    Terps and The Enterouge Effect

    As stated, terpenes are a major reason why a certain strain will smell, taste a certain way, and also physically affect a user. Therefore, when desiring a certain result from weed, you should pay attention to various terpenes that a particular strain might have. Through the entourage effect, these different terpenes interact with one another, and the interaction causes a unique effect.

    Entourage Effect and Smell

    The Entourage effect concerns itself with the physical or mental effects of a strain. i.e., Head high, creativity enhancer, helps with anxiety, etc. Different terpenes also though interact, which can cause a marijuana strain to smell and taste differently.

    Where Do Terpenes Come From?

    A specific terpene appears in weed either through the strain itself or can be added to cannabis buds by the grower or user. Below is an example of terpenes that you can purchase that can be added to your weed. Click Here, for an article that addresses terpenes’ role in how weed tastes and methods for adding them to your weed.

    Strawberry Alien Kush Terpenes (2ML)

    Terpene Examples

    There are over 100 terpenes that naturally occur in a cannabis plant. Some of the most common terpenes are myrcene, pinene, linalool, and limonene. Of these four, linalool and limonene are the only terpenes that have a citrus or lemon smell. As a result, limonene and linalool will only be mentioned below.


    The linalool terp smells and tastes like citrus fruits and flowers. It is said to help with the following:

    • Depression

    • Anxiety


    Limonene Cannabis Terpene

    Limonene, myrcene is first, is the second most common terpene in weed, and it is valued in other makeup and a natural flavoring. This terp is commonly known for its citrus-like lemon smell.


    It helps with the following:

    • Mental Well-Being-(Stress Relief and also a mood stabilizer)

    • Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal

    As you might have guessed it also is a reason for weed having a distinctive lemon smell and taste. Some strains that have heavy amounts of limonene are Super Lemon Haze, Lemon Pie Strain, OG Kush, Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, and Jack The Ripper.

    Lemon Smelling Strains

    There are many lemon/citrus-smelling terpenes. Below is a sampling of a few strains that will be evaluated below:

    • Kush Strains and Lemon OG Kush
    • Sour Diesel
    • Super Lemon Haze
    • Lemon Pie strain

    Kush Cannabis Strains

    Kush strains originated from the Hindus-Kush Mountains near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. Kush cannabis plants are recognized by light purple leaves and dark green colas, and an overall plant being thick and dumpy. The hairs or pistils will look either bronze, orange, or have a rusty color. Kush buds are known for being chunky and dense.

    Straight Kush strains generally have a sedative couch-lock effect. However, and some smokers value kush for it stimulating creativity. Generally, Kush strains have an earthy taste with hints of grape, flowers, and even diesel fuel. Concerning smell, Kush strains are known for having a citrus and lemon smell.

    Lemon OG Kush

    60/40 Indica Dominant Strain

    The Lemon OG Kush-AKA Lemon OG, and Presidential Kush, is a prime example of a cannabis strain that was bred to smell like lemon and less like diesel fuel. Therefore, with the Lemon OG, a lemon smell Instead of a skunky smell will dominate. This has resulted in the Lemon Kush being the most citrus-dominant kush strain available.

    • Origins -Lemon OG was bred by DNA Genetics in 2004 and is a hybrid of OG #18 and the Las Vegas Lemon.
    • Appearance -The Lemon OG bud’s color ranges from a light green color that might even look yellow. It has sticky buds and either orange or white trichomes.
    • Effects -As it is a Kush strain you can expect a sedative effect that can work well for stress relief and it also will increase your appetite.
    • Smell -Lemon OG smells like lemon with a strong earthy or soil smell with a bit of pine needles.

    Sour Diesel AKA-Sour Deez

    90/10 Sativa Dominant

    Sour Diesel

    THC: 26% CBD:2% and CBN 4%

    At 90% stative, Sour Diesel is a heavily Sativa dominant strain. Its origins are somewhat of a mystery as Sour Deez either is a hybrid of Mass Super Skunk and 91 Chemdog or a cross between Chemdog and Mexican Sativa. But, for the average stoner: Who cares?

    • Appearance -The buds are quite thick and they have light green color with orange pistils or hairs.
    • Effects -This Sativa dominant hybrid is known for being quite invigorating and should not be taken near bedtime. Medically it has been said to help with depression, anxiety, and also listlessness.
    • Smell -Unlike the Lemon OG Kush that was bred for its lemon taste; sour diesel has very strong diesel fuel and only a tough lemon smell.
    • Taste -Surprisingly, taking into account its strong smell, it is a smooth smoke with a lemony after taste.

    Super Lemon Haze-AKA-SLH

    Sativa Dominant Hybrid ( 80/20)

    Super Lemon Haze Strain

    If you are from the East Coast it is likely that you have never heard of SLH. This is a shame as, under the Medical Sativa Category, SLH is a two times Cannabis Cup winner.

    • Origins -At the time of this post, two stat of Washington growers (A Green Cure and Olympia Mike) cultivate this strain that is a cross between Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk.
    • Appearance -Its buds are known for having green and brown spots with a thick layer of trichome resins.
    • Effects -This is definitely not a strain for those wanting to go to sleep as it is known as giving the smoker a smart or cerebral high, and help spur creativity. It is valued in the medical community for treating nausea, pain, and to help with overall mental health.

    Lemon Pie Strain

    Sativa dominant, hybrid (70%/30%)

    • Origins -The Lemon Pie strain is a cross between Amnesia Haze and the Skunk #1 cannabis strains.
    • Appearance -The buds look like a dark green grape with orange pistils that are coated with amber-colored trichomes.
    • Effects-This strain is valued for it helping smokers feel a sense of euphoria and arousal. It is thought by many to help with mental health issues like fatigue, stress, depression, and can help your get your appetite back.
    • Smell -The smell is a mixture of skunk weed, diesel, and a smattering of lemon.
    • Taste -Citrus and nutty flavor and a touch of spices and herbs.

    Final Thoughts

    You should have learned two things from this article. The first is that other than the slight chance that your buds have been contaminated you should not worry about lemon-smelling weed. The second and most important item that I hope you remember is that terpenes, and not whether it is an indica or Sativa, make “Buds,” top-shelf, or Reggie. So, assuming you buy your weed at a legal dispensary, research the terpene profile and, better yet, do a bit of research on just how terp A and terp be might interact together. By doing this you will be able to get the most out of your cannabis smoking and edibles experience.


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