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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A pre-roll refers to a pre-formed joint or blunt that is made beforehand and sold in medical dispensaries and retailer stores. The ready-made smokeables come in handy for consumers who like joints but are not good with the rolling process.


A term for cannabis flower, before it’s been processed and turned into oil.

Predatory Insect

Beneficial insect or parasite that hunts down and devours harmful insects.

Pressed Hash

Pressed hash refers to the compressed resin of the female cannabis plant that is obtained through the application of heat and pressure on kief or dry sift hash to create small, dense blocks containing high concentrations of Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) and other cannabinoids. Pressed hash is consumed in much the same way as cannabis buds by smoking in a joint, pipe, bong or consuming it as an edible to offer similar effects. It can result in different colors ranging from dark yellow to brown or even black depending on the amount of plant and foreign material in the final product.


Belonging to or characteristic of the earliest stage of development of an organism or a part.


One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or a descendant - offspring or descendants considered as a group.


Sexual propagation produces seed by breeding male and female cannabis plant or asexual propagation to produce a plant by cloning.


A solvent used in the creation of Propane Hash Oil (or PHO), propane is often considered to produce higher quality concentrates than butane.


Trimming branches or parts of the cannabis plant to strengthen those that remain or brings shape to the plant.

Pull ‘n’ Snap

Refers to hash oil with a very particular consistency. Snap is known to be neither too runny (wax), nor too solid (shatter) at room temperature. Because of its consistency existing somewhere between wax and shatter, it stretches when pulled before breaking off with a signature snapping sound.

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