Monday, May 25, 2020, 8:43 PM
Site: Green CulturED
Course: Green CulturED (GC)
Glossary: Industry Terms


The process of breaking off and harvesting trichomes from the cannabis flower through physical contact. Agitation can be made more effective by freezing the product prior to agitation.


Having to do with the economics of agriculture.

Alcohol Extraction

A process in which cannabis is placed in alcohol to extract the cannabinoids from the plant. After the plant is allowed to soak in warm (but not boiling) alcohol for 10 - 20 minutes, it is strained through a coffee filter until it is clear. One of the best alcohol products to use is isopropyl alcohol. The product is then boiled, with or without added pressure, to completely remove any and all alcohol. It is very important to make sure that all alcohol is removed, as isopropyl alcohol can cause blindness if ingested. What remains is hash oil containing around 90% of the cannabinoids from the plant. The longer the extraction, the more oily the product.


Refers to soil, or any substance, with a pH over 7.


A process in which an alkyl group is substituted or added to a compound.


Two genes, each of which occupies the same position on two homogeneous chromosomes.

Alternating Current (AC)

An electrical current that reverses its direction at regularly occurring intervals.


Can be either organic or mineral base, amendments change the texture of a growing medium.

Ampere (or Amp)

The unit used to measure the strength of an electric current.


A plant having staminate (male).