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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Yet another iteration of cannabis, Pakalolo is the Hawaiian term for cannabis. You'll likely hear it most on tourist beaches and among certain crowds that have adopted the word because of its unique linguistic composition.
Short for 'rolling papers,' one of the essential ingredients used in joint- and spliff-crafting. Papers can be made from various materials, including wood pulp, hemp, flax, and rice straw.
Paraphernalia most commonly refers to a group of apparatus, equipment, or furnishing used for consuming cannabis.
Organism that lives on or in another host organism without benefiting the host - fungus is a parasite.
Parts-per-Million (or PPM)
The standard measurement of nutrition content, residual solvents, as well as other contaminants such as mold and pesticides found within cannabis products.
Hydroponic system that moves the nutrient solution through absorption or capillary action.
A disease-causing micro-organism, especially bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Partially decomposed vegetation (usually moss) with slow decay due to extreme moisture, cold, and acidic conditions.
A special carrying case for dab rigs or other valuable fragile objects.
A percolator, also simply known as a 'perc,' is a special glass design that increases water filtration inside of a bong, bubbler, or other water pipes by adding an additional chamber for the smoke to be filtered through. There are many different types of percolator common, but they all serve to improve the water filtration process so your cannabis bong hit is as smooth as possible.