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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Belonging to or characteristic of the earliest stage of development of an organism or a part.


One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or a descendant - offspring or descendants considered as a group.


Sexual propagation produces seed by breeding male and female cannabis plant or asexual propagation to produce a plant by cloning.


A solvent used in the creation of Propane Hash Oil (or PHO), propane is often considered to produce higher quality concentrates than butane.


Trimming branches or parts of the cannabis plant to strengthen those that remain or brings shape to the plant.

Pull ‘n’ Snap

Refers to hash oil with a very particular consistency. Snap is known to be neither too runny (wax), nor too solid (shatter) at room temperature. Because of its consistency existing somewhere between wax and shatter, it stretches when pulled before breaking off with a signature snapping sound.

Punnett Square

A tool developed by British geneticist, Reginald Punnett, used by biologists to predict the probability of possible genotypes of offspring.


The process of removing residual solvent from a cannabis concentrate.


Purps refers to any strain of cannabis that has a hue of purple. Purple color in cannabis is often equated with high-quality products because of popular and powerful strains such as Granddaddy Purple, Purple Urkle, and Purple Kush.


Natural insecticide made from the blossoms of various chrysanthemums.

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