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.


Batch

A defined quantity of cannabis or other material that is intended to have uniform character and quality, within specified limits, and is produced during the same cycle.

Batch Number

A group of letters, numbers, or symbols, or any combination thereof, from which the history of the manufacturing, packaging, labeling, or holding of a product or derived product can be determined.

Batch Production Record

The document used for each individual batch, based on the master production instruction.

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.

Bioactive

Influencing a living organism, tissue, or cell.


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