Cannabis Strains With the Linalool Terpene

Linalool, abundant in lavender for its floral scent, is key in soaps, shampoos, and lotions for its aroma and antimicrobial traits. In cannabis, it adds unique properties, enhancing its value.

Cannabis Strains With the Linalool Terpene

Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene found abundantly in lavender, giving the plant its distinct herbaceous and floral smell.

You often find the pleasant lavender aroma in scented hygiene products like soaps, shampoos, and lotions, not just because of its smell but also because of its antimicrobial properties.

Lavender and its essential oils have large amounts of linalool, but other plants, like some species of laurels and mints, also contain this terpene. The same is true for the cannabis plant, giving certain cannabis strains a flavor profile that blends floral and herbaceous notes.

The appeal may be more than aroma; however,  a recent study shows linalool’s potential as an alternative treatment for depression - one that may prove more effective than traditional antidepressants.

Linalool in cannabis

Linalool has a complex flavor and fragrance profile because it comes in two forms, S-linalool and R-linalool.

Both terpenes are present in cannabis yet have a very distinct taste and smell. S-linalool is described as sweet and floral with a sharpness that resembles bitter orange. On the other hand, R-linalool is more woody and lavender-like in taste and smell.

In cannabis, strains high in linalool contain floral and herbaceous notes that blend in a way that resembles the aroma and taste of lavender.

But beyond the flavor profile of linalool, it can also have therapeutic effects in certain strains. As hinted above, the aromatic compounds found in linalool may serve as a better alternative to treating depression. This is because of its relaxing and anxiety-reducing effect.

We are not an authority on medical matters, and this article is not medical advice. We are, instead, sharing insights from external medical and scientific research. Keep in mind responses to medical Cannabis can vary widely, and it is a good idea to consult a medical professional prior to use. Our content is no replacement for expert advice—please use it responsibly.

Plants that also contain linalool

Outside of lavender and cannabis, linalool is present in things like rosewood, cinnamon, and laurels like the Indian bay leaf. It's also found in basil, hops, coriander, and the rinds of sweet oranges.

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is an Indica-dominant strain many have come to love, not just because it was made by crossing the classic Purple Urkle with Big Bud. It became popular because people enjoyed its sedating and soothing highs.

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This is a product of crossbreeding Purple Urkle and Big Bud, two popular indica strains! If you love indica strains, you are going to fall head over heels in love as this bad grandpa is a 100% PURE indica!

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With THC levels ranging from 17% to 23%, this potent indica leaves people with a buzz that has them feeling blissful and deeply relaxed. Then there's the flavor and fragrance, which strongly resembles grapes with hints of herbs, spice, and earthiness.

Granddaddy Purple, both in photoperiod as autoflower variant, has a terpene profile that's high in myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, and linalool.

Yet, despite having linalool, it doesn't impart the distinct floral scent and taste that the terpene is known for. However, it does hint at linalool’s sedative properties and anxiolytic effects, meaning it can provide a sense of physical relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Granddaddy Purple cultivar profile

Plant type 100% indica
THC Up to 23%
CBD Insignificant amount
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Steppe | Mediterranean
Plant size Compact
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 weeks
Yields 14 to 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Berry | Fruity | Grape | Sweet
Effects Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed
Terpenes Alpha-Pinene | Beta-Pinene | Linalool | Myrcene | Geraniol


Named after the Girl Scouts' delicious peanut butter sandwich cookies, Do-si-dos embodies every bit of its namesake. It has a creamy, nutty, and earthy sweetness that makes for one of the best-tasting smokes out there, especially if you're a fan of cookie-flavored strains.

Do-si-dos Feminized Seeds

Do-si-dos is a newer strain, hitting the market around 2016. In a short time, though, the strain has built a large fanbase thanks to its high THC content, which can reach levels of 30%.

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The terpenes that help give Do-si-dos its flavors are limonene, linalool, and caryophyllene. Yet besides giving this iconic indica-hybrid its unique and delectable flavor profile, these terpenes also factor into the effects of Do-si-dos weed.

The presence of both limonene and linalool terpenes, known for their anxiolytic effects, can add to the euphoric high you get from Do-si-dos photoperiod and autoflower. These terpenes intensify the effect by helping to reduce stress and anxiety. The high from Do-si-dos relaxes your body yet keeps your mind active and focused.

Do-si-dos cultivar profile

Plant type 70% indica 30% sativa
THC Up to 30%
CBD 1%
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Temperate | Continental | Mediterranean
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 14 to 18 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Earthy | Sweet | Pungents
Effects Euphoric | Relaxed | Sleepy
Terpenes Terpineol | D-Limonene | Linalool | Caryophyllene | Myrcene


Another favorite strain inspired by tasty snacks is Runtz. This balanced hybrid has the sugary and fruity flavors of the bag of candy it was named after. It shouldn't be surprising that Runtz is as flavorful as it is since it combined Gelato and Zkittlez, two strains known for their sweet and fruity taste.

Runtz feminized seeds

The Runtz strain of marijuana has THC levels averaging between 19% and 29% and is a powerful blend of potency and flavor. Runtz made its debut at the Santa Rosa Emerald Cup in 2017. It's been racking up awards ever since.

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Along with the candy-like sweetness of Zkittlez, Runtz also inherited much of the terpenes of its parent strains. This includes caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool. Linalool adds to the taste and smell of Runtz photoperiod and autoflower, and boosts the relaxing effects and euphoric high that the balanced hybrid provides. Linalool may even be why Runtz' makes you talkative and sociable due to its positive effects on behavior.

Runtz cultivar profile

Plant type 50% indica 50% sativa
THC Up to 29%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Sunny | Cool
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 7 to 8 weeks
Yields 16 to 18 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Berry | Sweet | Citrus
Effects Euphoric | Uplifting | Happy
Terpenes Caryophyllene | Beta-Pinene | D-Limonene | Linalool | Myrcene

Tropicana Cookies

Like Do-si-dos, Tropicana Cookies derives from Girl Scout Cookies; however, it was bred with Tangie, producing a sativa-hybrid with strong flavors that mix tropical fruits with orange citrus.

Tropicana Cookies Feminized Seeds

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Yet it's not just the flavor and lineage that made Tropicana Cookies a favorite. With its many cannabinoids and high THC levels that hover around 16% to 24%, it provides a long-lasting high that leaves you feeling energized and euphoric.

Not to mention the presence of linalool, limonene, and caryophyllene may also deepen the sense of euphoria due to their anxiolytic and antidepressant-like properties

Tropicana Cookies cultivar profile

Plant type 30% indica 70% sativa
THC Up to 22%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Climate Indoors | Temperate | Continental | Mediterranean
Plant size Compact
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 7 to 8 weeks
Yields 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Citrus | Orange
Effects Euphoric | Happy | Uplifted | Energetic
Terpenes D-Limonene | Caryophyllene | Humulene | Myrcene | Ocimene


Finally, we have Zkittlez, an Indica-dominant strain with a terpene profile that includes caryophyllene, linalool, and humulene. This blend helps give Zkittlez its sweet flavors of tropical fruits and berries resembling the fruity candy it was named after.

Zkittlez Feminized Seeds

One puff of this flavorful strain, and you'll understand why Zkittlez is named after the fruity rainbow candy. Those who try it, say they aren't just tasting the rainbow; they're seeing it as well.

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Zkittlez is a potent strain with a high THC concentration of up to 20% and provides a sedating yet soothing high. With enough tokes, its strong body high will put you to sleep. By the time you come to, you'll be looking for some actual rainbow-flavored candy to enjoy, so make sure you have all your favorite snacks on hand. Don't forget that Zkittlez is also available in an autoflower variant!

Zkittlez cultivar profile

Plant type 70% indica 30% sativa
THC Up to 23%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy to grow
Climate Indoors | Temperate | Mediterranean | Steppe | Continental | Mold Resistant
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 3 to 4 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 13 to 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Fruity | Pepper
Effects Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted | Sleepy
Terpenes D-Limonene | Humulene | Valencene | Beta-Pinene | Myrcene

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