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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Taproot

A taproot is an anchoring root growing downward in a vertical orientation and they are the main root anchoring system that the feeding roots grow from. A taproot is usually a thick root that tapers gradually. Taproots are the thick primary root that normally grows straight down under the soil.

Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics. Organisms are grouped together into taxa and these groups are given a taxonomic rank; groups of a given rank can be aggregated to form a super-group of higher rank, thus creating a taxonomic hierarchy.

Teflon Tape

Tape that is extremely useful to help seal all kinds of threaded pipe joints.


Tepid Water

Lukewarm water 70 - 80 F (21 - 27 C), always use tepid water around cannabis plants to facilitate chemical processes and ease the shock.


Terminal Bud

The terminal (apical) bud of a cannabis plant is the primary growing point located at the apex (tip) of the stem and is the dominant bud. The terminal bud can cause all the axillary (lateral) buds below it to remain dormant. Terminal buds contain a special tissue called the apical meristem.

Terpene

Fragrant oils secreted from the resin glands of flowers that bind to different receptors in the brain to provide different effects. Terpenes can be found in other plants as well, not just cannabis.

Terpene Distillation

The process of isolating and extracting terpenes directly from cannabis flowers through molecular distillation.

Testing

Determination of one or more characteristics of an object of conformity assessment, according to a specified technical procedure (test method). The action of carrying out one or more tests.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) is one of at least 100+ cannabinoids identified in cannabis. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. With the chemical name, Tetrahydrocannabinol, the term THC also refers to cannabinoid isomers. 

Tetrahydrocannabivarol (or THCV)

Tetrahydrocannabivarol (or THCV) is a psychoactive chemical found in cannabis. As its name suggests, THCV is similar to Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) in molecular structure and psychoactive properties, but it provides a variety of pronounced and altogether different effects.



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