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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Punnett Square

A tool developed by British geneticist, Reginald Punnett, used by biologists to predict the probability of possible genotypes of offspring.


The process of removing residual solvent from a cannabis concentrate.


Purps refers to any strain of cannabis that has a hue of purple. Purple color in cannabis is often equated with high-quality products because of popular and powerful strains such as Granddaddy Purple, Purple Urkle, and Purple Kush.


Natural insecticide made from the blossoms of various chrysanthemums.


Q-Tip Tech

The process of cleaning your nail or banger with a q-tip after every use to maintain the freshness of the nail. Q-tipping should be conducted immediately after a dab is taken, while the nail is still hot.

Quartz Banger

A small, circular-shaped dish that attaches to the joint of a dab rig and can be heated to extremely high temperatures and used to vaporize concentrates.

QWISO (or Quick-Was Isopropyl Hash Oil)

When trichomes are stripped from the plant using alcohol (specifically isopropyl), the end product is hash oil, better known as 'QWISO' hash oil, or 'Quick-Was Isopropyl Hash Oil.'



The part of a cannabis plant seedling that develops into a root, the root tip.


Rastafari, sometimes termed Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that developed in Jamaica. Scholars of religion and related fields have classified it as both a new religious movement and a social movement. There is no centralized authority in control of the movement and much heterogeneity exists among practitioners, who are known as Rastafari, Rastafarians, or Rastas.


A term commonly used when the cannabis supply is running low and they need to go to their supplier to replenish their stocks. It can also be used as a general term for anyone who needs to buy more cannabis.

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