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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Chromosomes

Microscopically small, dark-staining bodies visible in the nucleus of a cell at the time of nuclear cell division and the number in any species is usually constant - a cannabis plant has 10 pairs of chromosomes.


Circuit

A circular route traveled by electricity from a power source, through an outlet, and back to the ground.


Clam Baking

Smoking in an enclosed space or car so that it fills up with smoke.

Clay Soil

Soil made of very fine organic and mineral particles, clay soil drains slowly and is not suitable for container gardening.


Clean-in-Place

An automated cleaning process that relies on both chemical removal and physical agitation.

Cleaning

Physical removal of dirt, debris, and other potential contaminants to the extent necessary for further processing or intended use.

Cleaning Validation

Proves that the documented cleaning procedure will consistently remove the previous product, or cleaning agent and reduce the microbial population to a safe and acceptable level.

Climate

The average condition of the weather in a grow room or outdoors.


Clone(s)

A cannabis plant clipping that is planted and grown to create a genetic copy of another plant. Scientifically, cloning is the act of asexually propagating the cannabis plant to create a genetic copy. Cloning is very popular in the cannabis industry and many plants are simply "clones" that are used from one crop to another.

Close Out Meeting

The last formal meeting is held between the client and the auditor before the auditor leaves the facility.


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