are a group of essential oils produced alongside cannabinoids like THC and CBD and are generally responsible for many of the distinguishing characteristics of different strains. Myrcene, classified as a monoterpene, occurs often in tropical fruits as well as in herbs and in cannabis. Its commercial applications have been mostly in the cosmetics industry. However, it has also been the subject of much medical research. Below we present a small sample of current, peer-reviewed investigations of the medical potential of this terpene.