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Cannabis Dictionary


Are you new to cannabis or an experienced user having trouble keeping up with the new terms, products and jargon going on in the industry?  Great! This cannabis dictionary is for you!

Below you will find a brief explanation of some of the most confusing cannabis terms out there. Click on the term to be taken to a full explanation.

Cannabis Terms

  • Adapters
    • Adapters are an attachment accessory that eases the consumption of hemp flower or CBD concentrates. It’s used to protect a dab rig or bong from heating or catch excess oil or ash and prevent it from infiltrating the water chamber. Read more.
  • Adult-Use
    • Adult-use is a term used to describe recreational use of hemp and marijuana for people legally considered adults.
  • Aeroponics
    • Aeroponics is an innovative plant cultivation practice in an environment with no soil. It involves suspending the roots of the plants in an environment of mist and air, also known as an aeroponic chamber. Read more.
  • Anther
    • Anther is part of the hemp plant’s anatomy, an oval-shaped sac situated towards the end of the stamen. Read more.
  • Ash Catcher
    • Ash Catcher is an attachment that keeps your water pipe or bong clean. Read more.
  • Atomizer
    • Atomizer is the element in a vape pen that heats and converts the cannabis e-liquid into an inhalable vapor. Read more.
  • Autoflower
    • Autoflowering is a genetic characteristic that allows cannabis plants to start their flowering phase automatically. Read more.
  • Azulene
    • Azulene is a class of chemicals present in some plants (including cannabis) and fungi that exhibits an intense blue to green color. Read more.
  • Badder/Batter, Budder
    • Badder or batter is a type of hemp concentrate texture characterized by its malleable, frosting-like consistency and appearance.  Read more
  • Banger
    • Banger is a dish or form of nail used to vaporize ground CBD flower or concentrates on the dab rig or bong. Read more.
  • Banger Bead
    • Banger Bead is a small ball made of quartz or glass used in a banger to ensure even distribution of CBD concentrate. Read more.
  • Battery
    • Battery is power source known as a vape pen battery or a dab pen battery used to heat and vaporize CBD concentrates inside a vape cartridge. Read more.
  • Blunt
    • Blunts are one of the most common smoking devices for weed and now CBD flower. Read more.
  • Bong
  • Bowl
  • Brand
  • Breeding
  • Bubble Hash
    • Bubble hash or water hash is a hemp concentrate made by separating trichomes from the hemp flower using ice water, agitation, and a sieve or filter bags. Read more.
  • Bubbler
  • Bud
  • Budtender
  • Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)
    • Cannabichromene (CBC) is one of the “big six” cannabinoids distinguished in medical research. Cannabichromene is a non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid that displays potent anti-inflammatory properties. Read more.
  • Cannabicyclol (CBL)
    • Cannabicyclol (CBL) is a minor, non-intoxicating cannabinoid synthesized as the cannabis plant starts to age. This cannabinoid is a degradative compound that develops when cannabichromene is exposed to UV light. Read more.
  • Cannabicyclolic Acid (CBLA)
    • Cannabicyclolic Acid (CBLA) is fairly rare, non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis. It’s originally present as cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) and converts into cannabicyclolic acid (CBLA) when exposed to environmental changes during storage. Read more.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
    • Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. This cannabinoid is the second most abundant molecule in the marijuana plant and first most abundant in the hemp plant, after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Read more.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) Hash
    • Cannabidiol (CBD) Hash is a cannabis concentrate made by pressing or rubbing together the resin glands of (in this case) the hemp flower to form brick, slab, or rolled pieces. Read more.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil
  • Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA)
    • Cannabidiolic Acid is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. CBDA is the precursor of cannabidiol (CBD) and is present in the trichomes of the raw cannabis flower. Read more.
  • Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
    • Cannabidibarin is a cannabinoid naturally occurring in the cannabis plant with a similar molecular structure to cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabidivarin (CBDV) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, meaning it doesn’t make you “high” or cause hallucinations. Read more.
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
    • Cannabigerol (CBG) is a minor hemp cannabinoid with many potential therapeutic benefits. It displays antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Read more.
  • Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA)
    • Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) is a non-intoxicating cannabis compound, also known as the mother of all cannabinoids. CBGA is one of the precursor cannabinoids for THC, CBD, and other main molecules. Read more.
  • Cannabinoid
    • Cannabinoid is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant and is produced by the human body. Read more.
  • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
    • Cannabinol is the cannabinoid that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) breaks down into after prolonged periods of time. Oxygen and heat may accelerate degradation. Read more.
  • Cannabis
  • Open Blasting
  • Outdoor


  • Pesticide
  • Pheno Hunting
  • Phenolic Compounds
  • Phenotype
  • Phytocannabinoid
    • Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced in the trichomes of the cannabis plant (both hemp and marijuana). Read more.
  • Pipe
  • Pistillate
  • Pollen
  • Preroll
  • Private Reserve
  • Propane Hash Oil (PHO)
  • Provisioning Center
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Raw
  • Reciprocity
  • Reclaim
  • Recreational
  • Reefer
  • Residual Solvents
  • Resin
  • Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
  • Rolling Papers
  • Rosin
    • Rosin is when manufacturers apply heat and pressure to the cannabis plant, they make rosin. Read more.
  • Ruderalis


  • Sativa
  • Sauce
  • Seed
  • Seed-To-Sale
  • Session
  • Shatter
    • Shatter is a brittle cannabis extract that looks like an amber glass and has a tendency to snap when handled. Read more.
  • Sinsemilla
  • Splash Guard
  • Stamen
  • Stoned
  • Strain
  • Sugar
  • Sugar Leaf
  • Sun-Grown
  • Synergy
  • Taffy
    • Taffy is a specific type of texture present in rosin concentrates that gets its name for its moldable, taffy-like consistency. Read more.
  • Terp Sauce
    • Terp sauce is a strong-flavored terpene blend that falls under the solvent concentrates category. Read more.
  • Terpenes
    • Terpenes are organic aromatic compounds that give the hemp plant its aroma and flavor. Read more.
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
    • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main intoxicating phytocannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Read more.
  • Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)
    • Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid. Read more.
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
    • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a non-intoxicating cannabis compound that produces several therapeutic effects in the body. Read more.
  • Thai Stick
  • Therapeutic Window
  • Tincture
  • Top Shelf
  • Topical
  • Torch
  • Transportation
  • Trichome
  • Trim
  • Trim Run
    • Trim run, often referred to as trim run concentrate, is a product made from the trimmings (usually leaves) of the cannabis plant. Read more.


  • Vape
  • Vape Pen
  • Vaporizer
  • Water Activity
  • Weed
  • Winterization

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