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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An electrical circuit that uses more than 80 percent of its potential is overloaded - a 20 amp circuit drawing 17 amps is overloaded.


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


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

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