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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First filial generation, the offspring of two P1 (parent) cannabis plants.
Second filial generation, resulting from a cross between two F1 cannabis plants.
Large, fan-like cannabis leaves - fan leaves are usually low in potency.
Pistillate, ovule, and seed producing cannabis plant.
Feminized plants come from seeds that have been selectively bred to produce only female plants since they produce flowers (which is where most of the cannabinoids are found) and are the only ones that are used to create cannabis products. Feminized seeds are intended to make things easier for growers by eliminating the need to determine the sex of growing plants and remove males early on to prevent fertilization. Generally, feminized seeds produce the same quality of plants as naturally produced seeds.
Feral cannabis (often referred to as 'ditch weed') is wild-growing cannabis generally descended from industrial hemp plants previously cultivated for fiber, with low or negligible amounts of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC).
To apply fertilizer and nutrients to cannabis plants' roots and foliage as well as to impregnate male pollen with female plant ovary.
Over-fertilization - first, leaf tips brown, then leaves curl.
Slang for high-quality cannabis - it will usually have a solid amount of red hairs throughout and tons of crystals, but it may also reference a lighter.