Cannabis Terms


Industry Terms & Commonly Used Slang

Scratching your head over what “kief” is? 

Since many of our learners are newbies in the cannabis industry, you might see confusing words or phrases in the community. Browse our glossary to find a variety of cannabis term definitions and become more educated on industry terminology. 

This glossary will clear up the confusion and get you speaking like a native GC'er in no time!

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420

It is a code word used to refer to the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis around 4:20 p.m. (or a.m.) and April 20th (4/20 in the U.S. form) is also celebrated as cannabis’s global holiday. The term originates from San Rafael High School in California (1971) among a group of cannabis-smoking teenagers called the 'Waldos,' who would meet at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20 p.m.

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710

Just like 420, 710 is a term used to celebrate dabs and cannabis concentrates on July 10th (7/10 in the U.S. form). The number 710 spells oil when placed backward; a word used to describe potent concentrations of cannabis like hash oil, honey oil, wax, shatter etc. 710, therefore, is the recognized dab holiday for smoking hash oil due to the number resembling the word ‘oil’ when placed upside-down.

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Absorb

To draw or take in, roots absorb water and nutrients.

Acapulco Gold

A strain of Cannabis Sativa that was popular during the 1960's counterculture movement for its potency and unique color.

Acid

A sour substance, an acid or sour soil has a low pH.

Active

A hydroponic system that actively moves the nutrient solution.

Adobe

Heavy clay soil that drains slowly - adobe is not suitable for container growing.

Adult Use

Any use of cannabis by adults, whether for medicine, pleasure, religious purposes or otherwise. 

Adventitious Roots

Roots that grow from unusual spots, as on the (stem) pericycle or endodermis of an older root - auxins may influence this type of growth.

Aeration

Supply soil and roots with air or oxygen.


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