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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Hydroponic system that reclaims the nutrient solution and recycles it.
Recreational drug use is used to intentionally change one’s state of consciousness in order to produce feelings of elation. In the cannabis industry, recreational cannabis can be purchased at a recreational dispensary by anyone who is typically 21 years or older with a valid government-issued identification.
A very broad slang term for cannabis or substances derived, it can be used to refer to the buds themselves but is also used to talk about a bowl, joint, or pipe. It's suspected the name originates with the Spanish word 'grifa,' which means a drug addict. The slang term was popularized through the movie 'Reefer Madness,' an infamous propaganda piece that attempted to demonize the cannabis plant and its users.
A mature plant, having completed its life cycle (flowering) that is stimulated by a new 18-hour photoperiod, to rejuvenate or produce new vegetative growth.
Ratio betwee the amount of moisture in the air and the greatest amount of moisture the air could hold at the same temperature.
Any remaining solvent contained within a concentrate post-extraction and purging, there are very strict limits on the amount of residual solvent allowed in cannabis products.
Resin may refer to the dark to light brown substance which is scraped off the surface of the trichomes of a cannabis plant. Further, it is widely used to describe the by-product that sticks by the sides of a bowl or other cannabis holding pieces after smoking the product over a period of time. Some people scrap the resin off their paraphernalia, roll it into balls and smoke. It consists of tar, ash, carbon, and less potent cannabinoids, and is considered unhealthy for smoking.
Tiny pores that secrete resin in cannabis plants.
To moisten or soak in order to soften and separate the cannabis fibers from the woody tissue by partial rotting.