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

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

Alcohol extraction is the process of stripping the essential oils and trichomes from the marijuana

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

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

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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

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

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 »

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

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 »


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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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

The method of folding parchment paper a certain way to direct the collected ... 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 »

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 (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 »


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

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

Another nickname for BHO or ... read more »

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

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 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 »

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

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

The process of excessively torching a nail or banger to remove any reclaim or ... 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 »

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

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

These extraction processes typically involve butane, ... read more »

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 »


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 »

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


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 »

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 »

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

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

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


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 »

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

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 »

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


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 »

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

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

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


A special carrying case for dab rigs or other valuable ... 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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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 »


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For those who don’t grow cannabis, sinsemilla a female plant that has been prevented from being fertilized.

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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 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 »

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

A recent term used to describe a hydrocarbon extraction that has been fully ... 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 »

A shift in the consistency of cannabis concentrates that have not been dewaxed.

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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 »

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

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

A cannabis grinder made up of three segments, a grinding segment, a flower collection ... 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

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

Transdermals are a cannabis preparation infused in an adhesive patch that is placed directly on the skin and able to uptake into the bloodstream.

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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 »

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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 »

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

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

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

A more thorough form of dewaxing that uses a secondary solvent (typically ethanol) to help purge wax and lipid materials.

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