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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Breaker Box

Electrical circuit box having on/off switches rather than fuses, the main breaker box is also called a 'service panel.'


To sexually propagate cannabis under controlled circumstances.


A bubbler is essentially a cross between a pipe and a bong. It's like a pipe because it has the size and shape of a pipe, and also includes a hole or 'carb' on the side of the bowl. But it also usually has a bulb under the bowl to hold water, allowing water filtration just like in a bong. This is useful if you want something portable like a pipe that still has the potency of a bong. It is named for the sound the water makes when you smoke it.


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.

Bud Blight

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.

Bulbous Trichome

Ball-shaped, resin-producing plant hair without a stalk.

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