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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To sexually propagate cannabis under controlled circumstances.
Bud refers to the actual flower of the cannabis plant. These are the fluffy parts that are harvested and used for recreational or medicinal purposes as they contain the highest concentrations of active cannabinoids.
A withering condition that attacks cannabis' flowering buds.
A budder is the most potent solvent-extract cannabis product with a Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) concentration of up to 99.6%. The cannabis concentrate that is similar to wax but more pliable retains more of the terpenes so it tends to be more flavorful than other types of harsh oils.
A dispensary employee, similar to a pharmacist, who works behind the counter and showcases the stores' different products. They are usually very knowledgeable and will help guide you through your cannabis experience. Remember, they are there to help; if you have any questions from strain types to ingestion methods, feel free to ask.
A substance that reduces the shock and cushions against fluctuations, many fertilizers contain buffer agents.
Outer glass envelope or jacket that protects the arc tube of an High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp.
Ball-shaped, resin-producing plant hair without a stalk.
One of the most popular solvents used in earlier concentrate extraction methods. Butane is marginally cheaper than propane and can be used to produce a wide range of concentrate products.