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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Rosin Tech

A solventless extraction method involving the use of a hair straightener or flat iron to apply heat and pressure to cannabis. Using a piece of parchment paper to wrap your flowers or low-grade hash, you set the hair straightener to a specific temperature (opinions vary as to what temperature is best) and then press onto the parchment paper until the oils begin to extract. 

Rotary Evaporator

A piece of machinery used to evaporate and recover ethanol from ethanol-extracted cannabis concentrates.

Ruderalis

Ruderalis is one of the three species of cannabis besides Indica and Sativa. Originally, Ruderalis was considered as a wild breed of cannabis that can survive human activities and even adapt to extremely harsh conditions. The plant has small leaves and a short stature that only grows to about 2 feet (or .6 meter) tall hence the name dwarf cannabis. Ruderalis most notable characteristic is its ability to begin flowering based on changes in the plant instead of its environment (auto-flowering). The plant has low Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) concentrations making it less favorable for recreational or medical use. It’s native origin is traced back in Russia.

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