The volatile oil composition of fresh and air-dried buds of Cannabis sativa

J Nat Prod. 1996 Jan;59(1):49-51. doi: 10.1021/np960004a.


The composition of the steam-distilled volatile oil of fresh and air-dried, indoor-grown marijuana was studied by GC/FID and GC/MS. In all, 68 components were detected of which 57 were fully identified. Drying of the plant material had no effect on the qualitative composition of the oil and did not affect the ability of individuals familiar with marijuana smell to recognize the odor.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cannabis / chemistry*
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Humans
  • Odorants
  • Plant Oils / chemistry*
  • Plant Oils / pharmacology


  • Plant Oils