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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Live Resin

Live resin refers to fresh, frozen cannabis flowers that are used in the extraction of Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) concentrates only hours after being cut down from the main plant. The process results in extracts with unique aroma and flavorful taste, being different from extracts made with buds that were dried and cured. Live resin captures and delivers a stronger and pure collection of cannabinoids and terpenes from the trichomes present on the buds and flowers. A live resin is thought to have the highest possible potential for medicinal and psychoactive effects.


Organic soil mixture of crumbly clay, silt, and sand.


A position on a chromosome where a specific gene is located.


Measurement of light output, one lumen is equal to the amount of light emitted by one candle that falls on one square foot (or meter) of surface located one foot (or meter) away from one candle.

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