Industry 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! Also, please add new glossary terms if you see anything missing.

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Dioecy

A condition where separate sexes occur on separate individual cannabis plants - each plant displays a single gender.


Direct Current (or DC)

A continuous electric current that only flows in one direction.


Disease

Cannabis plant sickness of any kind.


Dispensary

A dispensary is a store that legally sells cannabis in a variety of forms, as well as other products, including paraphernalia and clothing. Depending on where you are in the country, one will find medical and recreational dispensaries, which offer products to patients or to the public, respectfully. Locations can greatly differ from one another, but almost all will feature a secure point of entry and one or more display rooms with multiple product offerings.

Ditch Weed

Ditch weed refers to wild, scattered cannabis with low cannabinoid levels that normally grows by the roadside or in the fields - it descended from industrial hemp plant widely cultivated for fiber. 

Dome

A dabbing tool with a glass hood that is placed around the nail, and a tiny opening in the top that helps capture and direct the vapor through the rig when it comes off the nail - domes can often be very intricate pieces of art as they are made of glass.

Domeless Nail

A device combining the dome and nail that were originally separate entities. It is usually made from a heat-resistant material such as glass or ceramic and the domeless nail is used for dabbing and allows an individual to inhale smoke through a hole above a narrow section that the substance is dabbed into. Overall, the single piece reduces the mess and frustration of burning your fingers when adjusting the nail and dome combination.

Doobie

A term used by older individuals and past generations to refer to a joint - the term is still used in certain circles, but its precedence has largely fallen off in recent years, perhaps because it sounds so silly.

Dose

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


Double Potting

A two-pot transplanting technique that minimizes root disturbances.



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