Marijuana Glossary

Access Point

An access point is a state authorized location where medical marijuana patients can buy medical … read more »

Alcohol extraction

Alcohol extraction is the process of stripping the essential oils and trichomes from the marijuana… read more »


The process of breaking off and harvesting trichomes from the cannabis flower through physical … read more »


The process of shatter or taffy changing consistency into a budder form. Auto-buddering … read more »



A backcross is a type of breeding that allows the transfer of a desired trait from parent to … read more »


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A blunt is created by dumping out the tobacco of a store bought cigar then rerolling the cigar with … read more »


A bong is usually a glass, ceramic, or plastic apparatus that is used to smoke cannabis flowers, … read more »


The dark and dank smelling liquid in the bottom of the bong. Bong water is the water in a bong… read more »


The part of a smoking apparatus where the marijuana flower is loaded. As such, a bowl can also be … read more »


A bubbler is a hybrid between a bong and a traditional pipe. It is a smoking apparatus that is … read more »


Bud is a synonym for the flower of the mature marijuana plant. They are the actual nuggets that … read more »


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A marijuana concentrate that is similar to wax but softer and more pliable. Budder is a type of … read more »


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A bud tender is dispensary employee, similar to a pharmacist, who works behind the counter and … read more »

Butane hash oil

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Also known as BHO, butane hash oil is made by blasting marijuana flowers with butane. The butane … read more »


The process of creating hash oil by passing a solvent … read more »

Borosilicate Glass

The preferred type of glass for creating dab rigs and water pipes. Made with many silica … read more »


One of the most popular solvents used in earlier concentrate extraction. Butane is marginally … read more »



Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is one of over 60 molecules called cannabinoids found in the … read more »


The chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant that offers a variety of health benefits. … read more »


Indigenous to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, cannabis is a genus of flowering plants … read more »

Carb cap

Made of glass, ceramic, quartz, or titanium, the carb cap features a rounded end “the cap” and a … read more »


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1. Depending on geography and population, Cheeba is typically a street name for marijuana. … read more »


A clone is a marijuana plant clipping that can be planted and grown, creating a genetic copy of the … read more »

Closed-loop extraction

Most commonly referring to butane or propane extraction, closed-loop extraction is a chemical … read more »

CO2 extraction

CO2 extraction is the process of pressurizing liquid or gas CO2 to its “Super Critical” state, … read more »


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A concentrate is any type of cannabis product that is refined from flowers into a more purified and … read more »


A cone is a type of joint that is more conical than a typical joint or cigarette. The cone starts … read more »

Cotton mouth

Cotton mouth is one of the annoying, but mainly harmless side effects of marijuana. When high, the … read more »


Cross is short for crossbreeding which is when multiple cannabis plants are bred to produce a new … read more »


Crystals or trichomes, are the part of the marijuana plant that hold the most THC and are … read more »


Curing is a very important process during the growth of a cannabis plant, which allows for a much … read more »

Closed-Loop System

An extraction system that does not expose solvent to the environment during extraction. All solvents are … read more »


Also known as Carbon Dioxide, many believe CO2 to be the most natural solvent used … read more »


The process of burning a material. Combustion occurs … read more »

Concentrate Slurry

Pre-purged concentrate that has a high parts per million of residual solvent. Slurry can be … read more »


The transfer of heat within a melted concentrate liquid that, in combination with inhaled  … read more »



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A dab is a term that refers to a smaller quantity of concentrate, like hash oil, wax or shatter. … read more »


Dabbing is the latest method used to consume potent cannabis concentrates like butane hash oil … read more »


A dabber is a long, pointy tool used to touch a concentrate (wax, shatter, BHO, etc.) to a heated … read more »


Dank is a term to describe very potent, high quality marijuana. It’s also used as a general word … read more »


Decarboxylation is the process of heating weed at a low temperature to transform “inactive” acid … read more »


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Diesel marijuana refers to a specific type of cannabis, which typically has a sativa effect and an … read more »


A diffuser is a custom tube added to a water pipe to increase bubbles and airflow, which results in … read more »


A dispensary is a store that legally sells marijuana in a variety of forms, as well as other … read more »


A dome is a key part of an oil rig used to smoke marijuana concentrates. Typically made out of … read more »

Domeless nail

A domeless nail is a tool that combines a usual dome and nail setup into one piece, allowing a user … read more »


A downstem is a long piece of glass that typically connects a bowl with the body of a pipe or bong. … read more »

Dry sieve hash

Dry sieve hash (or dry sift) is made via an automated extraction method that splits trichomes (the … read more »


A dugout is a hand-held wooden box that holds a small one-hitter and a limited amount of ground … read more »

Dab Mat

A rubber or silicone mat that is placed under a dab rig to help … read more »


The process of removing waxes and lipid fats from concentrates to create a … read more »

Directional Airflow

The method of rotating a carb cap on top of a nail or banger while taking a … read more »

Directional Flow

The method of folding parchment paper a certain way to direct the collected … read more »



An e-nail or electronic nail is the latest invention in concentrate and dabbing communities. … read more »


Earwax is another slang term for hash oil and is one of the more potent marijuana concentrates … read more »


Edibles are marijuana-infused products that are consumed orally, versus smoking flower or … read more »


An eighth of an ounce refers to the typical measurement of marijuana, which equates to 3.5 grams. … read more »


Endo or “indo” is a word used to describe cannabis that is grown indoors, usually hydroponically. … read more »


An electronic rig that operates and heats a nail with a battery, rather than a torch. An E-rig is … read more »


Another nickname for BHO or … read more »


Otherwise known as ethyl alcohol, ethanol is commonly used for extraction … read more »

Extraction Artist

A licensed individual who conducts the process of extracting … read more »



A fatty is a very thick blunt or joint containing a large amount of marijuana. Typically speaking, … read more »


Feminized marijuana seeds only create female plants. They’re specifically bred to do this to make … read more »

Flowering Time

Flowering time references the period in which a plant produces flowers (bud), typically after the … read more »


The flowers of a cannabis plant refer to the hairy, often sticky bud or parts of the plant that are … read more »

Fresh Frozen

Plant matter that has been cryogenically frozen immediately after harvest, preserving … read more »

Full Melt

Full melt hash is concentrate (typically hash) that bubbles and melts at the slightest application … read more »



Ganja is typically referred to as the flower of the marijuana plant when smoking. The word originated from the … read more »


The start of any marijuana plant growth cycle is called germination, specifically referring to the … read more »


Glass is an informal term used to describe the most popular and prevalent want to consume marijuana … read more »

Green out

A green out is like an alcohol-induced blackout, but in reference to consuming too much cannabis, … read more »


A grinder is a circular metal, steel or wood device used to breakdown marijuana to make rolling … read more »



A half-ounce is a typical unit to measure cannabis and is equivalent to 14 grams. Depending on the … read more »

Hash/Hash Oil

Hash or hashish is the gathering of trichomes via a dry sieve or water extraction method, which end … read more »


Haze is a very popular strain of sativa, often stimulating creative behavior and energizing head … read more »

Heady glass

Heady glass is defined as the highest quality glass blown pieces on the market, with high levels of … read more »


An heirloom strain is a virgin breed of cannabis that hasn’t been mixed or crossbred with another, … read more »


Hemp comes from Cannabis sativa, the same plant as marijuana, but only contains a small amount of … read more »


A hybrid is a cross between two genetically different strains of cannabis. Hybrids can happen … read more »

Hydrocarbon extractions

A hydrocarbon extraction is a method that utilizes hydrocarbons like propane or butane. Such … read more »


Hydroponics is a popular way to grow marijuana that utilizes a soilless system. Typically speaking, … read more »


The process of making bubble hash by hand and mixing the cannabis/ice mixture with … read more »


A purging technique that is completed by hand with a … read more »

Heat Cleaning

The process of excessively torching a nail or banger to remove any reclaim or … read more »


Short for high-cannabinoid full spectrum extract and created through hydrocarbon … read more »


Short for high-terpene full spectrum extract and created through hydrocarbon … read more »

Hydrocarbon Extraction

These extraction processes typically involve butane, … read more »


Ice wax

Ice wax is an extremely fine hash, known for being extracted through water. It differs from a … read more »


Indica is one of the three classifications of cannabis, alongside sativa and ruderalis. Compared to … read more »

Isopropyl Alcohol

A solvent used for extracting cannabis. Isopropyl has a quick evaporation … read more »


Jelly hash

Jelly hash is a potent mixture of bubble hash/water hash and hash oil. Because a user is consuming … read more »


A joint is a rolled cigarette filled with marijuana. Typically speaking, one would roll a joint … read more »



Kief is a result of separating trichomes from the marijuana plant. Often referred to as dry sieve … read more »


Kind is slang for very potent marijuana, typically with high levels of THC. … read more »


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Kush is a specific indica strain of marijuana, thought to have originated from the Hindu Kush … read more »



Landrace include wild-grown sativa, indica and ruderalis strains of marijuana that are specific to … read more »

Live resin

Live resin is a term to describe an extraction method where plants are harvested within 48 hours of … read more »

Licensed Facility

Refers to a MIP that is fully licensed and compliant in its … read more »

Low-Temp Dab

A dab that is taken at low temperatures allowing for … read more »



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Also known as cannabis (or ganja, pot, bud and mary jane), marijuana is a broad word for a plant … read more »


Medical marijuana is a term in reference to the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain, nausea, … read more »


Being “medicated” is a term similar to being stoned or high. Most recently, the medical marijuana … read more »


Mota or moto is spanish slang for marijuana, similar to weed, mary jane or bud. … read more »

Micron Grade

Refers to the micron bag used to collect trichomes during bubble hash production. Popular … read more »

Micron Screen

A small, finely perforated mesh screen used in the… read more »


Short for marijuana infused products facility and a must have for any company legally … read more »



A nail or spike is a piece of metal that’s essential to a dab or globe rig used to smoke marijuana … read more »


Not commonly used, nectar often refers to the process of making hash oil only from … read more »


A term that explains to a consumer that only marijuana nugs were used as the primary extraction … read more »



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The OG strain is believed to originate in Southern California. Commonly referred to as OG Kush … read more »


Oil is a shortened term for hash oil (or butane honey oil, wax, shatter, budder), which is a … read more »

One hitter

A one hitter (or one-y, dugout) is a piece of marijuana paraphernalia that includes a small hole … read more »


An ounce is four quarters or 28 grams of marijuana (technically 28.35 grams). People may buy an … read more »

Open Blasting

Usually conducted in a glass or metal tube, open blasting is the process of solvent-based extraction… read more »



A percolator is an extra water chamber common in many water pipes. The additional piece allows for … read more »


When it comes to growing cannabis, a plant’s phenotype is important because it determines a … read more »


Pinner is slang for a thin marijuana cigarette containing a small amount of marijuana. Usually … read more »


Pistils are only found on female plants and take on a large role during the reproduction cycle. … read more »


Pot is an informal, slang term for marijuana. … read more »


A pre-roll is a joint or blunt of marijuana that was prepared before its intended time of … read more »

Pressed hash

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Pressed hash is made from compressed resin glands (or trichomes) after the initial extraction … read more »

Pelican Case

A special carrying case for dab rigs or other valuable … read more »


Parts per million, the standard measurement of residual solvents, as well as other … read more »


A term for cannabis flower, before it’s been processed … read more »


A solvent used in the creation of PHO, propane is often considered to produce higher … read more »

Pull ‘n’ Snap

References a consistency of shatter. Evident in its name, it is malleable and can be … read more »


The process of removing residual solvent from a … read more »


Quartz Banger

A small, circular-shaped dish that attaches to the joint of a dab rig and can be heated … read more »

Q-Tip Tech

The process of cleaning your nail or banger with a q-tip after every use to maintain … read more »

QWISO (Isopropyl Hash Oil)

When trichomes are stripped from plant using alcohol (specifically isopropyl), the end product is… read more »



Recreational drug use is used to intentionally change one’s state of consciousness in order to … read more »


Resin refers to the trichomes that are used to create hash. It’s also a term that references the … read more »


A rig is a unique pipe with a nail or skillet, used to consume concentrates like wax or shatter. … read more »


A roach is the end of a joint and is often too small to be smoked for fear of burning ones fingers. … read more »


Ruderalis is one of the three main variations of cannabis, including indica and sativa. Although … read more »


Residual concentrate that is collected within a dab rig during the process of … read more »

Residual Solvent

Any remaining solvent contained within a concentrate post-extraction and purging. The FDA… read more »

Rotary Evaporator

A piece of machinery used to evaporate and recover ethanol … read more »



Sativa is a shorter, less scientific name for the specific species of cannabis plant. This variety … read more »


Schwag is a word to describe low-quality marijuana that’s typically brown in color, and very dry. … read more »


For those who don’t grow cannabis, sensimilla may sound like a specific strain, when in actuality, … read more »


Shatter is a type of concentrate that is believed to be the purest and most potent type of … read more »


Shatter or Ice are terms referring to butane hash oil. … read more »


Skunk refers to a strain of cannabis that is very powerful, and smells pungent, similar to that of … read more »


A spliff is a joint rolled with tobacco and marijuana, typically in a European conical style shape. … read more »


A cannabis strain is a particular kind of plant species, either in a pure or hybrid variety like … read more »


Similar to the process of a new cast-iron skillet, the process of conditioning a … read more »

Seed-to-Sale Concentrates

Single source concentrates that have been created from a company … read more »


A large amount of hash oil in a large … read more »


A solvent is just a liquid in which something is dissolved to form a solution. In … read more »


A recent term used to describe a hydrocarbon extraction that has been fully … read more »

Solvent Recovery

The process of reusing solvent either by pumping it back into its … read more »

Super-Critical Botanical Extractor

An expensive piece of extraction machinery that uses CO2 as the primary … read more »



Terpenes are molecule compounds found in the oils of plants like citrus trees, conifers and of … read more »


Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) is the most recognized cannabinoid in the marijuana plant. First … read more »


A tincture is a liquid form of marijuana, typically made from glycerin (sweeter) or alcohol … read more »


A topical is any type of cannabis product, including lotions, balms or creams that are applied to … read more »


A torch is a tool that heats propane to produce a large, consistent flame, typically used to heat … read more »


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Trichomes are crystalized glands that produce resin on a marijuana plant. Often referred to as … read more »


After marijuana plants are mature, they’re harvested within a certain time frame to keep the … read more »

Terpene Distillation

The process of isolating and extracting terpenes directly from cannabis flowers through … read more »

Three-Chambered Grinder

A cannabis grinder made up of three segments, a grinding segment, a flower collection … read more »


A term that explains to a consumer that marijuana trimmings were used as the … read more »


Vape pen

A vaporizer pen (or vape pen) is a smaller version of a regular vaporizer. It’s portable and … read more »


Vaporizers help a user consume marijuana differently than most other methods like a joint or pipe, … read more »

Vegetative stage

The vegetative stage of cannabis is the primary phase of the plant’s growth cycle when it’s … read more »

Vacuum Oven

The most popular type of solvent purging equipment; uses heat and negative pressure to … read more »


A process in concentrate consumption that uses moderate heat to chemically change a … read more »


Water hash

Water hash, also known as ice water hash or bubble hash, is a specific technique to separate THC … read more »


Wax is a concentrated form of marijuana that’s created when the plant is dissolved into a solvent. … read more »


Weed is another, slang term for marijuana. It’s frequently used, specifically in reference to … read more »

Washing Machine

A tool for making bubble hash that mechanically mixes and stirs … read more »

Waxes and Lipid Fats

Naturally occurring substances found within the cannabis plant. Waxes and lipid fats … read more »

Whole Plant

A term describing the product used during extraction. Whole plant is usually … read more »ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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