Myrcene is a well researched cannabis terpene that also functions as an anticarcinogen and as an antioxidant, making it extremely popular amongst medical cannabis users.
Myrcene is a terpene, or monoterpene, found in the cannabis plant. Functioning as both an antioxidant and an anticarcinogen, myrcene is known to have analgesic, or pain relieving, effects. Strains that have myrcene levels above 0.5% are known for their sedative and relaxing qualities, which after consuming a high dosage can sometimes result in ‘couch lock’.
|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||136.238 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||< −10 °C (14 °F; 263 K)|
|Boiling point||166 to 168 °C (331 to 334 °F; 439 to 441 K)|
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