Pinene is one of the most researched and documented terpenes found in cannabis. The alpha type carries a scent of pine needles and rosemary; beta-pinene conveys an aroma of basil, dill, hops, and parsley. The alpha variety is far more common in cannabis, and is typically the type being referenced if no distinction between the two is being made. Pinene is the most common terpene in the plant world. Strains rich in pinene span the sativa-indica spectrum. Pinene’s most effective medicinal efficacy is the power to deliver mental focus and energy. While also acting as a bronchodilator, and an anti-inflammatory.