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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Thermostat

A device for regulating temperature, a thermostat may control a heater, furnace, or vent fan.


Third-Party Conformity Assessment

Third-Party Conformity Assessment is performed by a person or body that is independent of the person or organization that provides the object, and of user interests in that object.

Three-Chambered Grinder

A cannabis grinder made up of three segments, a grinding segment, a flower collection segment with a metal screen, and a kief-collection segment.

Timer

An electrical device for regulating photoperiod, fan, etc., a timer is a must in all cultivation operations.


Tincture

A tincture is a liquid form of cannabis, typically made from glycerin or alcohol. Most tinctures are distributed through an eyedropper under the tongue for faster absorption.

Toke

The physical act of inhaling cannabis smoke, toking frequently refers to joints, blunts, spliffs, and any form of cannabis rolled in paper. However, it can also refer to glass pipes, one-hitters, and bongs, depending on the circumstances.

Topical

Cannabis products such as lotions, balms, and creams that are applied to the outside of the body and absorbed through the skin.

Torch

A tool that heats propane to produce a large, consistent flame, typically used to heat up a rig when consuming dabs. This unique way of smoking concentrates (wax, shatter, etc.) called dabbing, is dependent on heating the surface to the right temperature so as to fully dissolve the product upon contact. 

Toxic Life

The amount of time a pesticide or fungicide remains active or live.


Traceability

Ability to trace the inputs, history, application, or location of that which is under consideration.


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