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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Breeding between individual cannabis plants that are not closely related.


A point on the wiring system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment.


The result of a process that has been successfully completed. There are four (4) general types of output: software, hardware, processed materials, and services.


Utilizing external organizations and contractors to accomplish specific tasks.


Any current in excess of the rated current of equipment or the ampacity of a conductor. It may result from overload (see definition), short circuit, or ground fault. A current in excess of rating may be accommodated by certain equipment and conductors for a given set of conditions. Hence the rules for overcurrent protection are specific for particular situations.


Operation of equipment in excess of normal, full load rating, or of a conductor in excess of rated ampacity which, when it persists for a sufficient length of time, would cause damage or dangerous overheating. A fault, such as a short circuit or ground fault, is not an overload.


An egg which contains the female genes and is found within the plant ovary - when fertilized, an ovule will grow into a seed.

Oxidative Stress

An imbalance between the body’s production rate of free radicals and its ability to neutralize their harmful effects with antioxidants.


Tasteless, colorless, odorless, element - cannabis plant roots need oxygen in the soil in order to grow.

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