Medical Marijuana Glossary


Medical Marijuana Glossary



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B

Biodegradable

to decompose through natural bacterial action - substances made of organic matter can be broken down naturally

Biosynthesis

the production of a chemical compound by a plant

Bleach

household laundry bleach is used in a mild water solution to sterilize grow rooms and as soil fungicide

Blood Meal

high-nitrogen organic fertilizer made from dried

Bloom

to yield flowers

Bloom Booster

fertilizer high in phosphorus and potassium that increases flower yield and weight 

Bonsai

a very short or dwarfed plant

Bract

small spur-like foliage that grows from the stem at the point from which flowers emerge

Breaker Box

electrical circuit box having on/off switches rather than fuses: The main breaker box is also called a 'service panel'

Breed

to sexually propagate cannabis under controlled circumstances

Bud

1. a small, undeveloped stem or shoot 2. a collection of (flowering) calyxes on a branch

Bud Blight

a withering condition that attacks flower buds

Buffer

a substance that reduces that shock and cushions against fluctuations: Many fertilizers contain buffer agents

Bulb

outer glass envelope or jacket that protects the arc tube of an HID lamp

Bulbous Trichome

ball-shaped, resin-producing plant hair without a stalk

C

Callus

tissue made of undifferentiated cells produced by rooting hormones on plant cuttings

Calyx

the pod harboring male or female cannabis reproductive organs

Cambium

layer of cells which divide and differentiates into xylem and phloem and are responsible for growth

Cannabaceae

scientific family to which Cannabis (marijuana) and Humulus (hops) belong

Cannabichromene (CBC)

second most abundant cannabinoid in drug-type cannabis

Cannabidiol (CBD)

usually prolongs the high

Cannabinoid

a hydrocarbon unique to cannabis

Cannabinoid Profile

proportional ratio and levels of major cannabinoids found in cannabis being tested

Cannabis

scientific name for marijuana specifying genus

Capitate Stalked Trichome

resin-producing plant hair without a stalk, high in THC content


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