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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The process of breeding cannabis solely within the seed lot with no external pollen inputs.
It refers to one of the three species of cannabis namely Sativa, Ruderalis and Indica. The plant traces its origin from the Hindu Kush Mountains in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Majority of the Indica plants are small with broad leaves and produce a lot of buds. The plant has higher levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) compared to Cannabidiol (or CBD) and has many medical benefits like relaxing muscles, treating chronic pain and helping with sleep due to its sedative properties.
This refers to the crossbreed of an Indica and Sativa, some hybrids contain an equal mix of the two species, providing an overall head and body high. Other hybrids are dominated by either Sativa or Indica. Indica dominant strains have higher Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) levels while Sativa dominant strains are higher in the Cannabidiol (or CBD).
Indoleacetic Acid (or IAA)
A cannabis plant hormone that stimulates growth.
To effect, cause, or influence via stimulation - a 12-hour photoperiod stimulates flowering in cannabis plants.
Day length required to stimulate flowering in cannabis plants.
A substance that will not chemically reactive - inert growing mediums make it easy to control the chemistry of the nutrient solution.
A cluster of cannabis flowers.
This refers to a product that is combined with concentrated cannabis oils during its preparation. It includes edibles, beverages, botanicals, tinctures, kitchens, and more. Edibles are the most common form of infused products and if not careful could result in consumption beyond the normal levels.
A product that kills or inhibits insects.
Amount or strength of light energy per unit or area - intensity decreases the further away from the source.
A single individual cannabis plant expressing both staminate and pistillate flowers.
To incorporate or add a trait to a given population, without altering the significant characteristics of the population.
A solvent used for creating cannabis concentrates, as well as cleaning bongs and rigs, isopropyl alcohol has a quick evaporation rate and can be used to make mid-grade concentrates.