Medical Marijuana Glossary


Medical Marijuana Glossary

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I

IAA

Indoleacetic acid, a plant hormone that stimulates growth

IBL

inbred line

Inbreeding

the process of breeding solely within the seed lot with no external pollen inputs

Induce

to effect, cause, or influence via stimulation: a 12-hour photoperiod stimulates flowering

Inductive Photoperiod

day length required to stimulate flowering

Inert

a substance that will not chemically react - inert growing mediums make it easy to control the chemistry of the nutrient solution

Inflorescence

a cluster of flowers

Insecticide

a product that kills or inhibits insects

Intensity

the amount or strength of light energy per unit or area: Intensity decreases the further away from the source

Intersex

a single individual expressing both staminate and pistillate flowers

Intersexual

having sexual characteristics of both the typical male and typical female plants

Introgress

to incorporate or add a trait to a given population, without altering the significant characteristics of the population

J

Jacket

protective outer bulb or envelop of lamp

K

Kif

Moroccan word for cannabis plants and flowers: It is also the Moroccan term for a mix of tobacco and cannabis which is smoked - kif does not mean Moroccan hash

Kilowatt Hour (kWh)

measure of electricity used per hour: A 1000-watt HID uses one kilowatt per hour

L

Landrace

is a (wild) cannabis variety that is not improved by humans

Leach

to dissolve or wash out soluble components of soil by heavy watering

Leggy

plant that is abnormally tall, with few leaves - usually cause by lack of light

Life Cycle

a series of growth stages through which cannabis must pass in its natural life-time: The Stages are seed, seedling, vegetative, and floral

Light Mover

a device that moves a lamp back and forth or in a circular path across the ceiling of a grow room to provide move balanced light

Limbing

cutting off lover, secondary plant branches to encourage primary growth

Lime

calcium compounds such as dolomite or hydrated lime that determine or alter soil pH level

Litmus Paper

chemically sensitive paper used to indicate pH levels in colorless liquids

Loam

organic soil mixture of crumbly clay, silt, and sand

Locus

a position on a chromosome where a specific gene is located


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