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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Micron Screen

A small, finely perforated mesh screen used in the production of bubble hash.


Trace elements necessary for plant health, including sulfur (S), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), boron (B), zinc (Zn), and copper (Cu).


Manufacture rain with a misting system or spray bottle.


Mites are common pests belonging to the spider family. The tiny pests attack the leaf of a cannabis plant resulting in yellowing, stippling, and weakening of the plants. Mites inhabit the underside of the leaf and suck out the life-giving sap of the plants. The leaves of these plants will be characterized with suck-hole marks and yellow patches from failure to produce chlorophyll. A mite infestation can result in disastrous results hence an early detection is key.

Moisture Meter

An electronic device that measures the moisture content of soil or a substrate at any given point.


It’s a type of fungus thriving in moist and warm conditions. It grows on a cannabis leaf in the form of multicellular thread-like structures called hyphae and when in excess could end up damaging the plant. Symptoms of excess fungi growth include leaf spots, blight, cankers, rot, and damping off among other reactions.


Producing only one color, Low-Pressure Sodium (or LPS) lights are monochromatic.


Having a male (staminate flowers) and female (pistillate flowers) reproductive systems or flowers on the same plant.


The study of the form and structure of animals and plants.


Mota or moto is Spanish slang for cannabis, similar to 'weed,' 'mary jane,' or 'bud.'

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