The Entourage Effect is the phenomenon of using all the compounds in the hemp plant to create a CBD
oil where they all work together for maximum health benefits. The phrase “entourage effect” was first
used in the cannabis context in 1998 by a group of scientists that included “the father of cannabis
research”, Dr Raphael Mechoulam. Over the years studies have shown that the synergistic effects are
beneficial, but that does not mean all full spectrum products are created equally. With so many different
chemical profiles of various cannabis and hemp strains, there is so many different combinations that can
cause the entourage effect. This opens a world of selective breeding to create different chemical profiles
of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes to create and find what works best for different ailments. As
the body of scientific research grows, a more thorough understanding of the exact synergistic interplay
among discrete cannabinoids and terpenes will lead to sophisticated harnessing of the entourage effect.
This knowledge will drive the future of cannabis products, developed for specific patient and adult
consumer needs and desires.