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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Foot-Candle (or FC)

One Foot-Candle (or FC) is equal to the amount of light that falls on one square foot of surface located one foot away from one candle.

Fresh Frozen

Cannabis plant matter that has been cryogenically frozen immediately after harvest, preserving terpenes and the characteristics of the living plant.


To fuse or embed nutrients with a glass compound, Fritted Trace Elements (or FTE) is long-lasting and do not easily leach out of the substrate.

Full Melt

A concentrate (typically hash) that bubbles and melts at the slightest application of heat. Most consumers like full melt products as it often mean bigger, clearer bubbles, and a higher quality hash.

Fungal Spore

General term for a reproductive structure in fungi.


A product that destroys or inhibits fungus on cannabis plants.


Microorganisms with a separate nucleus contained within a cell wall. A lower plant species (lacking chlorophyll) that may attack cannabis plants - mold, yeat, mildew, mushrooms, and bacteria are typical examples of fungi.


An electrical safety device made of a metal that melts and interrupts the circuit when overloaded.

Fuse Box

Electrical circuit box containing circuits controlled by fuses.

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