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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A tool for making bubble hash that mechanically mixes the cannabis and ice mixture.
It refers to the underground surface within which the soil is saturated with water and optimum soil-air environment conditions should be maintained within the root zone in order to achieve good crop yields.
It is a general term used to refer to extracts that are solid, opaque and with a soft texture. In its preparation, cannabis buds are packed tightly into a tube and then blasted with butane (a highly flammable liquid) that separates the trichomes from the material resulting in a concentrated substance. It is available in different consistencies and variations like honeycomb, crumble, earwax, sugar etc. with the difference arising from the extraction and purging process used in each variety’s production.
Waxes and Lipid Fats
Naturally occurring substances found within the cannabis plant; waxes and lipid fats are often removed during shatter concentrate production.
Another slang term for cannabis and it’s frequently used, specifically in reference to flower.
A compound that reduces the droplet size and lowers the surface tension of the water, making it wetter, so a liquid concentrate dish soap is a good wetting agent if it is biodegradable.
A cannabis strain boasting a high Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) content, the White Rhino strain is the offspring of White Widow and an anonymous North American Indica.
White Widow is a balanced hybrid strain of Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. White Widow is a cross between a Brazilian Sativa strain and a resin-heavy South Indian Indica. The buds are white colored, with a crystal resin. Users experience a powerful feeling of euphoria and energy breaks. White Widow is one of the most famous strains around the world.
A term describing the product used during extraction and the whole plant is usually extracted as fresh-frozen to extract all the ‘live’ terpenes and cannabinoids.
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.
Paper-coated wire ties are excellent for tying down or training cannabis plants.