The "Orchestral" Effect

Research has found cannabis to be more effective when the whole plant is used. While THC is known for its intoxicating effects when smoked, it has limited psychoactive effects when in its acidic form (i.e. it has not been heated and chemically altered). CBD has long been known to provide healing and wellness. (Rumor has it that even Queen Victoria used CBD-rich cannabis to treat her royal pains!) However, 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 decarboxyated (heated) or smoked. THCa has shown to have very different properties from THC. THCa has been found to have the following properties:

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

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.