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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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.

Butane Hash Oil (or BHO)

A strong concentrate of cannabinoids that is obtained by immersing the cannabis plant in a solvent, normally butane leaving a stick and resinous liquid after the extraction process. It has a high concentration of Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) going up to 80% and is also referred to as 'honey oil,' 'earwax' or 'shatter,' depending on the mode of production. Butane hash oil can be smoked, vaporized directly or ingested by mixing it with other edible products.

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