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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Backcross

A type of breeding method that involves crossing a progeny with one of the most desirable original parental genotypes. In cannabis breeding, a hybrid plant is bred with one of its parents to maintain the desired traits of the original parent and enhance those with recessive genes.

Bacteria

Extremely small, single-celled organisms that usually have a cell wall and reproduce by cell division.

Bag Seed

The common term that is given to a seed of unknown origin that was found in a bag of cannabis.


Ballast

A stabilizing unit that regulates the flow of electricity and starts an High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp - a ballast consists of a transformer and a capacitor.


Beneficial Insect

A good insect that eats bad, cannabis-munching insects.


Bhang

Bhang is frequently used as a synonym for cannabis flowers, though the word itself originally refers to a cannabis-infused beverage produced in the Indian subcontinent. This beverage is occasionally prepared with raw, unheated flowers and is not considered a drug. Sometimes, however, it is heated during preparation and thus made with activated cannabinoids.

Biodegradable

To decompose through natural bacterial action - substances made of organic matter can be broken down naturally.


Biosynthesis

The production of a chemical compound by a plant.


Blasting

The process of creating hash oil by passing a solvent through the cannabis plant material.

Bleach

Household laundry bleach is used in a mild water solution to sterilize grow rooms and as soil fungicide.



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