"When we take care of our soil, we take care of ourselves. Return organic material to the soil, and we not only keep it from being wasted in a landfill, we sequester carbon, support our diverse farms and ranches, help retain water, reduce erosion and improve air quality. The Healthy Soils Initiative nurtures one of California's most valuable natural assets."
Around 200 terpenes have been found in cannabis, but only a few of these odiferous oily substances appear in amounts substantial enough to be noteworthy, or nose worthy, as it were. Among them are monoterpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes, which are characterized by the number of repeating units of a 5-carbon molecule called isoprene, the structural hallmark of all terpenoid compounds. The terpenes in marijuana have given the plant an enduring, evolutionary advantage. Pungent terpenoid oils repel insects and animal grazers; others prevent fungus.