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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Blood Meal

High-nitrogen organic fertilizer made from dried blood.


To yield cannabis flowers.

Bloom Booster

Fertilizer high in phosphorus and potassium that increases cannabis flower yield and weight.

Blue Dream

This renowned Sativa-heavy hybrid is one of the most sought-after strains and it is bred from a cross between Blueberry Indica and Haze Sativa, Blue Dream is a great daytime strain - it provides symptom relief without knocking you out for the rest of the day.


A method of smoking cannabis which consists of hollowing out a cigar, filling it with cannabis, and re-rolling it. Blunts tend to be the favorite method of smoking at parties, because one blunt, even with a dozen people smoking it, can burn for a long time. The method was originally nicknamed after the Phillies Blunt brand of cigars. 'Dutchies' referring to blunts rolled from Dutch Master cigars, is another common name. People who avoid tobacco are generally averse to smoking blunts, because most cigar casings are made from tobacco leaf.

Blunt Wrap

Tobacco-based rolling paper designed for people who enjoy rolling their own blunts. The paper mimics the casing of regular cigars, but can come in a wide variety of sizes and flavors. Blunt wraps are taxed as tobacco products in various states, and may require a license to sell.


A bong is usually a glass, ceramic, or plastic apparatus that is used to smoke cannabis flowers, herbal extracts, or tobacco. A bong, similar to a hookah, filters smoke through water so that it may be cooled before it is inhaled. In its simplest form, a bong consists of a bowl and a stem, but as the complexity and artisanship increases and the bong becomes more sophisticated, ash catchers, ice holders, and percolators may be incorporated. These additional 'contraptions' are intended to further purify and cleanse the smoke. 


A very short or dwarfed cannabis plant.


The part of your cannabis instrument of choice (pipe or bong) where you pack (place) the bud. On pipes, there’s often a hole on the side of it that you cover when inhaling cannabis smoke. Alternatively, bowl can be used to refer to the pipe as a whole, or it can be used as a crude unit of measurement.


Small spur-like foliage that grows from the stem at the point from which flowers emerge.

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