Glossary: Marijuana / Cannabis Terms

 

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  • 420

    It is a code word used to refer to the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis i.e. around 4.20pm. April 20 (4/20 in the US form) is...

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  • 710

    Just like 420, 710 is a stoner term used to celebrate dabs and cannabis concentrates on the 10th of July. The number 710 spells oil when placed backward; a word...

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  • Access Point

    An access point is a state recognized facility that provides safe access to medical marijuana. The retailing of the medical marijuana is highly regulated to ensure each facility enforces the...

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  • Alcohol extraction

    It is a method for extracting marijuana harsh oils by using alcohol as a solvent to strip THC, CBD, Terpenes, Chlorophyll and wax compounds from the botanical plant material(cannabis). The...

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  • Backcross

    Backcross is a type of breeding that involves crossing a progeny with one of the most desirable original parental genotypes mostly the mother plant. In cannabis breeding, a hybrid plant...

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  • BHO / BHO Extraction

    BHO or butane harsh oil extraction is a method used to extract the essential oils and resins from cannabis by pushing liquid butane (which liquefies easily) through a tube packed...

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  • Blunt

    A blunt is a slang term for a marijuana cigar that comes rolled with tobacco leaf wraps from an inexpensive cigar. The hollowed out cigar is filled with marijuana hence users smoke...

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  • Bong

    Also known as a water pipe, a bong is a special device used to smoke cannabis, tobacco or other herbal substances. It is one of the most common forms of...

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  • Bong Water

    It is water that is used in a bong to serve both as a coolant and filter for undesirable smoke particles. Bong water does not contain THC as THC is...

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  • Bowl

    A bowl is a part of the marijuana pipe made from clay, meerschaum, briar wood or corn cob where the cannabis is loaded in order to be smoked. It has...

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  • Bubbler

    A bubbler is a portable smoking pipe made of hand blown glass, used to filter and purify the smoke just like a bong does. A bubbler, however, is smaller than...

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  • Budder

    A budder is the most potent solvent-extract cannabis product with a THC concentration of up to 99.6%. The marijuana concentrate that is similar to wax but more pliable retains more...

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  • Buds

    This refers to the small stem on a cannabis branch containing the most resinous trichomes with the highest concentration of active cannabinoids such as THC, CBD and CBG. They are...

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  • Budtender

    A budtender is a medical marijuana dispensary worker who stays behind the counter, is knowledgeable about the different cannabis strains, what they do and recommends the ideal medicine to purchase...

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  • Butane Hash Oil

    BHO is a strong concentrate of cannabinoids that is obtained by immersing the cannabis plant in a solvent, normally butane leaving a stick and resinous liquid after the extraction process....

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  • Calyx

    A calyx refers to the sepals found in the cannabis flower that are usually covered in resinous trichomes, containing high concentrations of THC and other cannabinoids. In case of fertilization,...

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  • Cannabinoids

    Cannabinoids are a group of active chemical compounds found in marijuana that interact with specific cannabinoid receptors present in the central nervous system leading to altered moods, pain relief and...

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  • Cannabis

    It is a generic term used to refer to a plant genus producing different species of flowering herbs that include Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Sativa and indica...

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  • Cannabis Flowers

    This refers to the flowering part of the cannabis plant that can either be male or female. Female flowers usually produce THC and other cannabinoids in higher amounts than the...

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  • Cannabis Oil

    It refers to a sticky, dark-red potent concentrate commonly consumed by dabbing or vaporizing. It is extracted by the use of solvents e.g. butane, ethanol or naphtha to separate the...

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  • Carb Cap

    A carb cap is a dabbing tool used to vaporize concentrates at low temperatures to optimize the flavor and give a smoother experience. The concentrate is placed onto the nail...

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  • Cashed

    This refers to the state of depleted marijuana whose contents have been thoroughly used up leaving behind an ash residue. Marijuana smokers use the term to describe a bowl of...

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  • CBA

    Cannabis Business Alliance is the premier advocate and resource center for the cannabis industry. It serves as the chamber of commerce for the cannabis industry and works to represent business...

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  • CBD

    Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is one of the many other cannabinoids found in marijuana proven to have anti-anxiety properties that counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid...

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  • CBN

    CBN or cannabinol is a metabolite of THC obtained when THC breaks down due to oxidation or aging. On the flip side, while THC is known for its high psychoactive...

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  • Cheeba

    Cheeba is a slang word for marijuana or weed. Cheeba Chews are medical cannabis infused edibles that are usually gummy and compressed into small bricks.

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  • Cherried

    This refers to a bowl of marijuana that stays lit without further ignition. It requires one to lit the marijuana in a certain way so that it stays lit through...

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  • Clone

    A clone is a cutting from a female cannabis plant, which has a genetic information similar to that of a parent plant from which it was created. Cannabis growers replant...

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  • Closed loop extraction

    This refers to a highly efficient BHO extraction method that recycles the hydrocarbon solvent in a closed system ensuring that no gases are released into the atmosphere. The method extracts...

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  • Co-Op

    This is an abbreviation for cooperative referring to a non-profit corporate entity where those who deal with medical cannabis can come together to grow, share, receive or supply the product...

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  • CO2 Extraction

    Also known as supercritical CO2 extraction, CO2 extraction is a technique that freezes and compresses CO2 to its super critical state then passes the cold CO2 liquefied gas through marijuana,...

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  • CO2 for Cultivation

    It is the additional of carbon dioxide to marijuana gardens to quicken the plant development and pack weight onto their buds, increasing the crop's yield. Cannabis growers operating a closed...

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  • Concentrate

    It is a highly potent THC concentrated mass obtained by the use of a solvent to dissolve essential oils and resinous cannabinoids from the plant material. Cannabis concentrates are loved...

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  • Cone

    It is a cone-shaped joint that starts straight and thin at the tip but widens as it gets to the base. It has a filter that keeps the weed from...

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  • Cotton Mouth

    It is a common effect of marijuana that causes one to have a dry and sticky feeling in the mouth. Consuming marijuana, regardless of the method dries out the mucous...

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  • Couch Lock

    It's a cannabis strain well known for its instant high effect that leads to a sedative kind of experience once taken. Both species of the cannabis, indicas and sativas contain...

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  • Cross

    The act of breeding different species or strains of cannabis to produce unique, better cannabis varieties. Most of the strains available in the market today are crossbreeds of different strains....

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  • Crystals

    These are tiny translucent, sugar like particles that form on flowering female marijuana plants and contain a high concentration of the psychoactive chemical compound, THC. The crystals cover the buds,...

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  • Cultivation Water Table

    It refers to the underground surface within which the soil is saturated with water. In cannabis cultivation, optimum soil-air environment conditions should be maintained within the root zone in order...

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  • Cure/ Curing

    It is the process of extracting unwanted chlorophyll from dried marijuana buds so it does not overpower the flavor and odor of the weed. The process involves removing the buds...

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  • Dab / Dabbing

    The process of smoking cannabis concentrates like butane harsh oil, budder, wax or shatter by placing a 'dab' of cannabis concentrate onto a heated surface known as a nail. The...

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  • Dabber

    It is a long, pointy tool used to place the cannabis concentrates to a heated surface/nail while you suck the bong to get the smoke. It's made of glass or...

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  • Dabs

    These are doses of cannabis concentrates made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids using solvents to produce various sticky oils. They come in different forms depending on the method of...

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  • Dank

    It is an expression used by marijuana smokers to refer to high quality and extremely potent cannabis.

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  • Decarboxylate/Decarbing

    This refers to the process of converting the THCA found in dried buds to THC ( a psychoactive compound with many medical properties). Decarbing will most often occur when cannabis...

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  • Diesel

    It is a sativa strain named after its pungent diesel-like aroma. The strain is used to treat medical marijuana patients suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. It a great pick...

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  • Diffuser

    A diffuser is a special tube added to a water pipe to make the bubbles smaller and enhance airflow for a smoother, cleaner and more flavorful inhale.

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  • Dispensary

    A dispensary is a location (whether business or non-profit) where patients or consumers can access cannabis in a legal and safe manner. Users get assistance from experts (bud tenders) who...

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  • Ditch weed

    Ditch weed refers to wild, scattered marijuana with low THC levels that normally grows by the road side or in the fields. It descended from industrial hemp plant widely cultivated...

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  • Dome

    It's a dabbing tool with a glass hood that is placed around the nail, and a tiny opening in the top that helps capture and direct the vapor through the...

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  • Domes Nail

    It is a common heating element in a dome used to vaporize the cannabis concentrates once it is heated up with a torch. It is usually made from ceramic, quartz...

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  • Double Ended Lights

    It is a high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamp designed to deliver high-intensity and supplemental lighting in greenhouse cannabis production. The lamps attach to the greenhouse fixture at both ends to increase...

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  • Downstem

    It is a long tube used in water filtration dabbing systems to connect the bowl to the water source. The smoke moves from the bowl containing the cannabis concentrates through...

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  • Dry Sieve Hash

    Dry sieve hash or dry sift is a form of non-solvent hash comprised of extracted cannabis trichomes, parts of the cannabis plant that contain the active compound THC and other...

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  • Dugout

    A dugout is a small wooden box with a rotating top. It has a two deep compartments, a narrow hole to keep your marijuana pipe and another area for keeping...

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  • E-nail

    Also known as an electric nail, e-nail is functionally similar to a dome nail only that it uses a wall plug in place of a torch to heat the nail...

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  • Eagle 7 (Pesticide)

    Eagle 7 is a permethrin chemical used to keep aphids and spider mites under control in marijuana cultivation. It works by paralyzing the nervous system of the pests, resulting in...

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  • Earwax

    It is a term referring to a form of harsh oil with high levels of THC. It acquires its name from its yellowish color and waxy texture (similar to the...

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  • Edibles

    These are food items that are infused with marijuana and come in many forms like brownies, cookies, candies, gummies, chocolate bars, drinks and more. Unlike smoking cannabis, edibles take longer...

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  • Eighth

    An "eighth" (1/8) of an ounce refers to a specific quantity of weed which equates to 3.5 grams. Dispensaries will sell their products to consumers and patients using this amount....

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  • Endo

    Endo or indo is high-quality marijuana with the most premium buds. When marijuana is cured by hanging it upside down from a line, the bottom tips of the plant accumulate...

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  • Errl as in dabbing Errl

    It refers to any type of hash oil. Dabbing errl is the action of smoking hash oil. Originally derived from the word oil, it just evolved into "errl" over the...

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  • Ethanol Extraction

    It is the process of extracting essential oils and cannabinoids from the marijuana plant by using ethyl or isopropyl as the solvent. Once the plant material is removed, the alcohol...

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  • Extraction

    It is the process of obtaining THC-rich cannabis concentrates from the marijuana plants. The concentrates are produced in a scientific manner that utilizes solvents like butane, alcohol or carbon dioxide....

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  • Fatty

    This refers to a rolled marijuana cigarette or joint which is quite large as it contains a large amount of marijuana. Usually, a fatty is shared among a group of...

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  • Feminized

    Feminized marijuana seeds refer to seeds that have been bred to create female plants enabling the grower to be completely sure that their crop is going to be a female...

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  • Flowering Cannabis

    This refers to fully grown marijuana plants that have reached the flowering phase. The phase is characterized by the sprouting of large, lush, crystal-like resin covered buds. When the flowers...

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  • Ganja

    Ganja is a street name for marijuana. The bud and all of the flowering part is consumed as ganja, a term that originated from India among the Hindi, Urdu and...

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  • Germination

    It is the process by which a cannabis plant grows from a seed. Environmental conditions like warmth, moisture and air trigger the root that is curled up inside the seed...

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  • Glass

    It is a term used generally to refer to a glass pipe, bong or bubbler used for marijuana smoking. They come in different design, color and size with a fitted...

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  • Green Out

    Green out refers to the state of loss of clarity when one consumes too much cannabis than they can handle. While it may differ from one person to another, it's...

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  • Grinder

    This refers to a device that is used to break down marijuana buds to create a fine texture, so it burns evenly for better airflow and trichome exposure. A grinder...

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  • Half-Ounce

    It is a unit of measurement that is equivalent to 14 grams of cannabis. This term refer to half of ounce of cannabis or marijuana flower.

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  • Hash

    Hash or hashish is the resin collected from the trichomes of the cannabis plant, which can be rolled into a joint or vaporized in a bong or bubbler. The brown...

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  • Hash Oil

    It is arguably one of the most pure forms of solvent extracted hash. It contains the psychoactive THC as well as other useful cannabinoids used for numerous medical conditions. Most...

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  • Haze

    Haze is a popular, sativa-dominant strain known for its sweet taste, high THC and low CBD content offering uplifting and intense psychedelic effects for its users. Due to its long...

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  • Heady Glass

    It is a type of an artistic, high-quality glass pipe with unique design and specifications. It offers brilliant color schemes, visual effects and is made in such limited quantities making...

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  • Heirloom

    A heirloom refers to a local variety of cannabis that was taken from its native land and propagated in another geographic location while maintaining its original genetics. This means that...

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  • Hemp

    This refers to a sativa plant that is typically cultivated for its industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, paper, rope, building materials...

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  • Hydrocarbon Extraction

    This refers to an extraction process that utilizes hydrocarbon solvents such as butane, propane and hexane to separate the trichomes from the plant material. It is used to make a...

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  • Hydroponics

    Hydroponics refers to a growing medium that utilizes a soilless system to cultivate cannabis plants. The method involves placing the growing seedlings in a solution of water and nutrients enabling...

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  • Ice Wax

    Ice wax is a solvent-less bubble hash that is collected using ice and water to separate the trichomes or THC from the frozen cannabis plant matter and then filtering it...

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  • Indica

    It refers to one of the three species of cannabis namely sativa, ruderalis and indica. The plant traces its origin from the Hindu Kush Mountains in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan....

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  • Indica Sativa Hybrid

    This refers to the crossbreed of an indica and sativa. Some hybrids contain an equal mix of the two species, providing an overall head and body high. Other hybrids are...

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  • Infused Product

    This refers to a product that is combined with concentrated marijuana oils during its preparation. It includes edibles, beverages, botanicals, tinctures, cannabis kitchens, & more. Edibles are the most common...

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  • Jelly Hash

    It is one of the most potent types of hash available in the market today. Jelly hash is made of a combination of potent bubble hash and high-quality hash or...

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  • Joint

    A joint is a marijuana filled cigarette. Usually, it is rolled up by hand using rolling papers, though machine-rolled joints also do exist. The paper for joints rolling is available...

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  • Kief

    Kief is a concentrated form of cannabis that is obtained by separating the trichomes from the cannabis flowers. It consists of tiny, sticky crystals with resin glands that contain a...

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  • Kind

    It is a term for high-quality bud with high levels of THC. Usually, it's very effective even with small dosages. Often people use the term "kind bud" to refer to...

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  • Kush

    Kush is a subcategory of cannabis indica that traces its origin from the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. It is mostly available in USA as an...

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  • Landrace

    It refers to cannabis strains that are indigenous to a particular geographic location e.g. Afghan Kush and the Hindu Kush both originated in the Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. This makes...

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  • LED

    A LED (light-emitting diode) is a grow light used for growing cannabis, with may possess the ability to produce bigger yields while staying cool and using a reasonable amount of electricity...

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  • Live Resin

    Live resin refers to fresh, frozen cannabis flowers that are used in the extraction of THC concentrates only hours after being cut down from the main plant. The process results...

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  • Marijuana

    It is a term referring to dried pieces of the cannabis plant consisting of flower buds and leaves specifically used for its potent resinous glands (trichomes). It is less powerful...

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  • Medical or MMJ

    The term medical marijuana is used to refer to the use of cannabis and its basic extracts to treat a symptom or disease. Research has shown that medical cannabis contains...

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  • Medicated

    Being medicated refers to the state of consuming medical marijuana for thetreatment of a variety of medical conditions. Normally, it will entail the use of medical marijuana with the supervision...

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  • MIPs

    It is an acronym for Marijuana Infused Products. It refers to products that are prepared with cannabis concentrates and are subject to different labeling requirements like list of ingredients, their...

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  • Mites

    Mites are common pests belonging to the spider family. The tiny pests attack the leaf of a marijuana plant resulting in yellowing, stippling and weakening of the plants. Mites inhabit...

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  • Mold

    It's a type of fungus thriving in moist and warm conditions. It grows on a marijuana leaf in the form of multicellular thread-like structures called hyphae and when in excess...

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  • Mota

    Mota is a Spanish word for marijuana or weed.

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  • Nail

    A nail refers to a piece of metal usually made from quartz, titanium or glass that is used in vaporizing marijuana concentrates in a process called dabbing. The nail is...

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  • OG

    OG or Ocean Grown Kush is a renowned marijuana strain known for its unique medical benefits and rich flavor. It is arguably believed to have originated from Southern California, and...

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  • One Hitter

    A one hitter is a narrow pipe with a small bowl size for holding enough weed for just about one hit. It is a great pipe for those starting out...

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  • Ounce

    An ounce is a unit of measurement referring to 28 grams of marijuana. It is believed that there is about 0.7 grams in a typical cigarette, leading to about 40...

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  • Percolator

    A percolator is an additional water sub-chamber within the shaft of a water pipe which increases the water filtration process, helping to cool down the smoke for a smoother and...

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  • Phenotype

    A phenotype describes the outward physical manifestation of a marijuana plant including body type, structure, and appearance. The structural formation of any individual plant is influenced by genetics and the...

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  • Pinner

    A pinner is a thin joint rolled tightly with a small amount of marijuana. If one is low in cannabis content but still wants to roll the last bit of...

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  • Pistil

    A pistil is a female part of the cannabis plant seen as tiny hair-like strands on the flower or bud. The small structure captures the pollen released by the male...

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  • Pot

    Pot is a slang term for marijuana intended for use as a psychoactive drug or a medication. The word came into existence in the 1930s as a shortening of the...

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  • Powdery Mildew

    Powdery mildew is a white powdery growth that forms on the surface of the marijuana leaves. The fungus first appears as small bumps on the upper side of the affected...

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  • Pre-Roll

    A pre-roll refers to a pre-formed joint or blunt that is made beforehand and sold in medical dispensaries and retailer stores. The ready-made smokeables come in handy for consumers who...

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  • Pressed Hash

    Pressed hash refers to compressed resin of the female cannabis plant that is obtained through the application of heat and pressure on kief or dry sift hash to create small,...

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  • Recreational

    This refers to the use of marijuana just for its psychoactive properties and without any medical justification. Due to cannabis high potency levels, it renders the user with a feeling...

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  • Resin

    Resin may refer to the dark to light brown substance which is scraped off the surface of the trichomes of a cannabis plant. Further, it is widely used to describe...

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  • Rig

    A dab rig is a unique water pipe used for consuming cannabis concentrates with the aid of a nail or skillet. It consists of a glass chamber, a male or...

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  • Roach

    A roach refers to the tip of a joint, blunt or spliff that is left over after smoking. Instead of disposing them, some smokers preserve them and roll the remaining...

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  • Ruderalis

    Ruderalis is one of the three species of cannabis besides indica and sativa. Originally, ruderalis was considered as a wild breed of cannabis that can survive human activities and even...

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  • Sativa

    Sativa plants are tall with long, narrow leaves and loosely attached branches. Sativa is a native to the temperate warm climates of Mexico, Central America, and Southeast Asia. It is...

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  • Schwag

    Schwag is a brown, low-quality marijuana with many seeds and bad taste. This type of marijuana is usually very stalky, dry and has low potency levels as its clearly not...

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  • Sea of Green

    Usually abbreviated as SOG, Sea of Green is a method of growing marijuana that forces the plants to mature early to get the best yields possible. The plants get into...

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  • Shatter

    Shatter is a sticky, glassy liquid that results from the process of over purging wax (the process in which residual solvents are removed from the wax). When you cook down...

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  • Shatter/Ice

    Shatter refers to a form of BHO with a hard, transparent appearance that shatters when broken hence the name. It is also known as frozen shatter. It is very potent...

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  • Sinsemilla

    Sinsemilla is a term describing the cannabis plants that are not pollinated hence lacking seeds. If a female cannabis plant is not fertilized it will contain seedless pods with large...

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  • Skunk

    It refers to a hybrid of sativa and indica strains that is distinguished by its powerful, pungent smell likened to a spray from a skunk. It is a unique, high-quality...

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  • Spliff

    A spliff is a joint that is part tobacco and part cannabis. It uses tobacco paper distinguished by its thick texture and dark brown color. Smoking a spliff results in...

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  • Strain

    A strain is a naturally occurring or artificially bred variety of sativa, indica or a combination of both species. A strain is produced to increase the unique characteristics of the...

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  • Terpenes

    Terpenes refer to the fragrant oils found in a cannabis plant, responsible for the plant's aroma, taste and color. A cannabis plant has over 100 different terpenes and every strain...

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  • THC

    THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is recognized as the primary psychoactive compound in a cannabis plant. It is one of the many chemical compounds referred to as cannabinoids, usually found in the...

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  • Tincture

    Tinctures are alcohol extractions of the whole cannabis plants (generally the flowers and leaves) that serve as a great alternative to smoking or vaporizing as it can be ingested orally....

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  • Topical

    A topical is a marijuana-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...

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  • Trichome

    Trichomes are translucent resin glands protruding from the buds and leaves of a cannabis plant. They contain a high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes responsible for the many medical and...

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  • Trim

    It refers to the removal of excess leaves from the marijuana buds either before or after drying them. Removing the extra leaf matter will significantly improve t se bud's smoothness...

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  • Vape pen

    A vape pen is a portable, handheld vaporizer that contains a battery powered heating element that vaporizes pre-filled cannabis oils, waxes and dry herbs without releasing smoke. As they work...

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  • Vaporizer

    A vaporizer is a device that functions by heating the flowers or oils to a specific temperature causing them to release an odorless vapor that is then inhaled directly. Studies...

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  • Vegetative State / stage

    The vegetative state refers to the growing phase of the marijuana plants characterized by the establishment of a solid root system and full leaf development in preparation for the flowering...

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  • Water Hash

    Water hash refers to a product that is extracted using the same principle as that of dry sift hash, only that it uses an ice water extraction method that uses...

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  • Wax

    It is a general term used to refer to extracts that are solid, opaque and with soft texture. In its preparation, marijuana buds are packed tightly into a tube and...

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