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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Ultraviolet (or UV)

Light with very short wavelengths, out of the far blue visible spectrum and is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

Unidirectional Flow

Airflow moving in a single direction, in a robust and uniform manner, and at sufficient speed to sweep particles away from the critical processing area.

Unplanned Deviation

A deviation or change to test methods, laboratory, or manufacturing procedures that were unplanned and were the result of an incident or an error.