Different kinds of alcoholic drinks can exhibit subtle differences in effects because alcohol is not the only active component inside.
Tequila and beer are two common examples of alcoholic drinks that contain flavor oils known as terpenes.
These compounds are responsible for the citrusy smell in orange peels and the pine scent in pine trees. Aside from providing flavor, they all exhibit varying effects when they’re consumed. Some terpenes like myrcene are associated with sedation and relaxation in general. Limonene by contrast is energizing and cuts through brain fog. Cannabis is an example of a plant that is rich in terpenes. What makes it so special is that there are now hundreds of strain variations of the plant that now exist, and each and everyone has a unique terpene profile associated with it. If you want to experience unique effects, all you need to do is find a strain of cannabis that has different terpenes in it than what you’re currently used to. Even though hemp varieties of cannabis have next to no THC inside, the active CBD is accompanied by the same exact terpenes that you find in traditional cannabis. That’s what people mean when they talk about full spectrum products. It’s an attempt to retain the unique cannabinoid and terpene profile of the plant strain that the oil was extracted from. These full spectrum hemp products with CBD are often rich in beneficial terpenes of varying ratios and also cannabinoids like CBG and CBC. Otherwise other hemp products only contain CBD, lacking the entourage effect you get with all of the cannabinoids and terpenes working in synergy.