The "Orchestral" Effect

While CBD and THC are the better known stars of the show, the terpenes (more than 200 have been found in cannabis) and lesser-known cannabinoids form a basis for holistic healing, and create a synergistic effect (or as we like to call it, an “orchestral effect”) that rounds out that beautiful music that brings the endocannabinoid system back into harmony.

Additionally, a growing body of research is showing that, in various combinations and ratios, the acidic form of CBD and THC (CBDA and THCA) can help treat a wide range of difficulties, as described below. Certain strains may provide relief from inflammation and joint pain, while others may be more effective for anxiety and depression. Fiddler’s Greens has pored over the research and selected cannabis strains that deliver the most powerful, most advantageous results, tailor-made to your needs.



CBDA is an acid-based cannabinoid found in raw cannabis. When heated, or decarboxylated, CBDA becomes CBD. CBDA has been found to have the following properties:


THCA is the non-psychoactive, acid-based precursor to THC found in raw cannabis. THCA converts to THC when it is decarboxylated (heated) or smoked. THCA has shown to have very different properties from THC. THCA has been found to have the following properties:


THC is the cannabinoid that cannabis is most commonly known for due to its euphoric attributes. THC is created when THCA is heated (typically smoked), or decarboxylated. THC has been found to have the following properties:

  • Analgesic – Relieves pain.
  • Anti-Emetic – Reduces vomiting and nausea.
  • Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth.
  • Antioxidant – Prevents the damage of oxidation to other molecules in the body.
  • Antispasmodic – Suppresses muscle spasms.
  • Anxiolytic – While not fully recognized as an anxiolytic compound THC does seem to assist in the anxiety associated with PTSD.
  • Appetite Stimulant – Δ9-THC is the only cannabinoid identified that is an appetite stimulant, giving people the stereotypical “munchies” many users describe.
  • Euphoriant – Produces feelings of euphoria, promotes happiness and relaxation.
  • Neuroprotective – Slows damage to the nervous system and brain.

CBD is a cannabinoid that has drawn a lot of media attention in recent years due to the fact it has been found to have numerous health benefits without the euphoric feeling of THC. CBD is created when CBDA is heated or decarboxylated. CBD has been found to have the following properties:

  • Antiemetic – Reduces nausea and vomiting
  • Anticonvulsant – Suppresses seizure activity
  • Antipsychotic – Combats psychosis disorders
  • Anti-inflammatory – Combats inflammatory disorders
  • Antioxidant – Combats neurodegenerative disorders
  • Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer – Combats tumor and cancer cells
  • Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant – Combats anxiety and depression disorders
  • Analgesic – Combats pain and pain-related disorders

Additionally, CBD has been found to combat the ‘high’ feeling from THC. Learn more here.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds that naturally occur in plants and are the main component of essential oils. Terpenes give cannabis its unique aroma and flavor. Research has shown that terpenes, on their own, provide therapeutic value (for example linalool is found in Lavender). And when combined with cannabinoids (THC,THCA, CBD, CBDA), terpenes have a synergistic, or “orchestral” effect.

Terpene properties


Scent: Pine
Therapeutic properties: Expectorant, anti-inflammatory

beta- Pinene

Scent: Pine
Therapeutic properties: Expectorant, anti-inflammatory


Scent: Earthy and musky
Therapeutic properties: Expectorant, anti-inflammatory


Scent: Citrus
Therapeutic properties: Anti-bacterial/anti-cancer


Scent: Floral
Therapeutic properties: Pain-relief/anti-cancer


Scent: Rosemary
Therapeutic properties: Anti- inflammatory, anxiety, and depression


Scent: Hops
Therapeutic properties: Anti-inflammatory


Scent: Pine
Therapeutic properties: Diuretic


Scent: Rose
Therapeutic properties: Anti- inflammatory, wound treatment, anti-bacterial

The Flower, The Whole Flower and Nothing But The Flower

At Fiddler’s Greens, our collective is our family, and we consider each and every patient to be an extended part of that family. In recognition of this, we only use only the best–whole, fresh cannabis flowers.

Why? Because it is, simply, the best and cleanest way to deliver the purest, most potent treatment. It is our belief that you fully achieve the “orchestral effect” by using the whole plant. Products that are derived from industrial hemp require a much larger amount of raw plant material to derive a beneficial amount of CBD, vastly increasing the amount of toxins and contaminants that may go into those products. Products derived from flower or trim extracts may be inconsistent in composition from batch to batch, often pooling multiple strains and harvests. Our Sonoma County-grown, terpene-rich flowers deliver only the good stuff, time after time: clean, consistent products that will keep you singing and dancing!

Disclaimers & Legal Notices

  • The FDA has concluded that CBD products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. None of the statements on this website have been evaluated by the FDA, and the products described are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Fiddler’s Greens does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of California State Law.
  • Patients should always consult with their physician before starting herbal remedies.
  • The Department of Agriculture does not currently certify Cannabis products as “Organic”, however, Fiddler’s Greens uses only OMRI-rated products in their cultivation practices, and uses certified organic ingredients, whenever possible, in the manufacturing of the final products.