Medical Marijuana Glossary


Medical Marijuana Glossary

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C

Core

the transformer in the ballast is often referred to as a core

Cotyledon

seed leaves, first leaves that appear on a plant

Creeper

marijuana high in CBD having psychoactive qualities that sneak up on smoker - highs usually last longer

Critical Day Length

maximum day length which will bring about flowering in cannabis

Cross-Pollination

fertilizing a plant with pollen from an unrelated individual of the same species

Crystal

1. appearance resin has when found on foliage 2. fertilizers often come in soluble crystals

Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM)

measures air velocity - ventilation or extraction fans are measured in the CFM of air they can move

Cubic Foot

Volume measurement in feet: width x length x height = cubic feet

Cultivar

a contraction of 'cultivated variety,' a variety of plant that has been intentionally created or selected; not naturally occurring

Cure

1. slow drying process that makes marijuana more pleasant and palatable to smoke 2. to make a sick plant healthy

Cuticle

thin layer of plant wax (cutin) on the surface of the aboveground parts of plants

D

Damping-Off

fungus disease that attacks young seedlings and clones causing stem to rot at base: Over-watering is the main cause of damping-off

Decompose

to rot or decay, etc., through organic chemical change

Dehumidify

to remove moisture from the air

Dehydrate

to remove water from foliage

Deplete

to exhaust soil of nutrients, making it infertile: Once a soil is used to grow a container crop, it is depleted

Desiccate

to cause to dry up: Insecticidal soap desiccates its victims

Detergent

liquid soap concentrate used: 1. as a wetting agent for sprays and water 2. pesticide, Note: detergent must be totally organic to be safe for plants

Diapause

a period of plant dormancy during which growth or development is suspended or diminished 

Dioecious

a population consisting of gynoecious and androecious plants

Dioecy

a condition where separate sexes occur on separate individuals; each plant displays a single gender

Direct Current (DC)

a continuous electric current that only flows in one direction

Disease

sickness of any kind

Dose

amount of fertilizer, insecticide, etc., given to a plant, usually in a water solution

Double Potting

a two-pot transplanting technique that minimizes root disturbances


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