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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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 liquid form of cannabis, typically made from glycerin (sweeter) or alcohol (harsher), the majority of tinctures are flavored and distributed via an eyedropper under the tongue for faster absorption into the body. Some people relate tincture highs to that of an edible, but without consuming actual food. After taking a tincture directly, a user will typically feel its results in a shorter time period than that of consuming an edible.

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

A cannabis-infused oil, cream, salve, lotion or balm applied on the skin to provide therapeutic benefits for pain and inflammation. It is preferred by people who would like to avoid the psychoactive effects associated with other cannabis products as it does not reach the bloodstream but only penetrates to the endocannabinoid. Topical is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, itching, muscle soreness, tension, arthritis, pain, and inflammation.

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.

Trainwreck

Bred from a cross between Aghani Indicas and, Mexican and Thai Sativas, this strain has a high Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) content and exudes aromas of lemon and pine.

Transformer

A device in the ballast that transforms electric current from one voltage to another.

Transpire

To give off water vapor and by-products via the stomata on cannabis leaves.


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