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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Whorled Phyllotaxy

Three or more leaves or branches located at each node along the cannabis plant branches and stems, people often confuse the term whorled phyllotaxy with the condition, triploidy (a chromosomal anomaly).


The part of a passive watering system the nutrient passes up to be absorbed by the medium and roots, a passive hydroponic system uses a wick suspended in the nutrient solution.


To become limp from lack of water or a cannabis plant disease or disorder.

Wire Ties

Paper-coated wire ties are excellent for tying down or training cannabis plants.

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