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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Chelate

Metal chelate compounds are common components of fertilizers to provide micronutrients. These micronutrients (manganese, iron, zinc, copper) are required for the health of the plants. Most fertilizers contain phosphate salts that, in the absence of chelating agents, typically convert these metal ions into insoluble solids that are of no nutritional value to the plants. Chelation is a type of bonding of ions and molecules to metal ions, usually, these ligands are organic compounds and are called chelants, chelators, chelating agents, or sequestering agents.

Cherried

A bowl that will stay burning without the need for a lighter or match. Cherried bowls are much simpler to smoke because you just have to keep hitting it to keep it cherried. It's important to note, however, that because your cannabis will be continuously burning whether or not you're smoking it, you have to be careful that a cherried bowl doesn't smoke itself.

Chillum

A term for a small device that can be carried around discreetly and holds a very small amount of cannabis. 

Chimera

A plant or organism with tissues from at least two genetically distinct parents.


Chlorophyll

Green photosynthetic matter of plants - chlorophyll is found in the chloroplasts of a cell and is necessary to photosynthesis.


Chlorosis

The condition of a sick plant with yellowing leaving due to inadequate formation of chlorophyll, chlorosis is caused by a nutrient deficiency.


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.



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