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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White Rhino

A cannabis strain boasting a high Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) content, the White Rhino strain is the offspring of White Widow and an anonymous North American Indica.

White Widow

White Widow is a balanced hybrid strain of Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. White Widow is a cross between a Brazilian Sativa strain and a resin-heavy South Indian Indica. The buds are white colored, with a crystal resin. Users experience a powerful feeling of euphoria and energy breaks. White Widow is one of the most famous strains around the world.

Whole Plant

A term describing the product used during extraction and the whole plant is usually extracted as fresh-frozen to extract all the ‘live’ terpenes and cannabinoids.

Whorled Phyllotaxy

Three or more leaves or branches located at each node along the cannabis plant branches and stems, people often confuse the term whorled phyllotaxy with the condition, triploidy (a chromosomal anomaly).


The part of a passive watering system the nutrient passes up to be absorbed by the medium and roots, a passive hydroponic system uses a wick suspended in the nutrient solution.


To become limp from lack of water or a cannabis plant disease or disorder.

Wire Ties

Paper-coated wire ties are excellent for tying down or training cannabis plants.



Vascular tissue that transports water and minerals from the roots throughout the cannabis plant stems and leaves.


Zero-Zero (or Hash)

Top-quality, first-sieve hash.


Zig-Zag is a brand of rolling papers that originated in France, the Zig-Zag brand produces primarily hand-rolled tobacco-related products such as cigarette rolling papers, cigarette tubes, and rolling accessories.

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