Glossary

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Important Terms You Should Know

A

Adult-Use

Refers to the legal use of cannabis products for recreational purposes by adults who are 21 years or older.

B

Budtender

A trained and knowledgeable employee who assists customers at a dispensary.

C

Cannabinoids

Chemical compounds found in cannabis that interact with the body's endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis

A plant species that is commonly used for medicinal and recreational purposes.

CBD

A non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that has potential medicinal benefits. Concentrates - Highly potent cannabis products that are made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids.

Concentrates

Highly potent cannabis products that are made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids.

D

Dabbing

A method of consuming concentrates using a vaporizer or dab rig.

Decarboxylation

The process of heating cannabis to activate its psychoactive compounds.

Dispensary

A legal and licensed store that sells cannabis products to consumers.

Dosage

The amount of cannabis consumed, measured in milligrams of THC.

E

Edibles

Cannabis-infused food and drinks that are ingested for their psychoactive effects.

F

Flower

The dried and cured buds of the cannabis plant that are usually smoked.

H

Hemp

A variety of the cannabis plant that contains very low levels of THC and is primarily used for industrial purposes.

Hybrid

A cannabis strain that is a combination of both Sativa and Indica genetics.

I

Indica

A cannabis strain that is known for its relaxing and calming effects.

M

Microdosing

Consuming small amounts of cannabis to achieve desired effects without getting too high.

P

Potency

The strength of a cannabis product, measured in percentage of THC or CBD.

Pre-Rolls

Cannabis joints that are pre-rolled for convenience.

R

Resin

Sticky, THC-rich substance found on the surface of cannabis flowers and leaves.

S

Sativa

A cannabis strain that is known for its uplifting and energizing effects.

Shake

Small pieces of cannabis flower that have broken off during handling or packaging.

Strain

A specific variety of cannabis with unique characteristics.

T

Terpenes

Aromatic compounds found in cannabis that contribute to its flavor and aroma.

THC

The main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a "high" feeling.

Tinctures

A liquid cannabis extract that is usually taken orally.

Topicals

Cannabis-infused products that are applied to the skin for their medicinal properties.

Trichomes

Tiny, crystal-like structures on the surface of cannabis flowers that contain THC and other cannabinoids.

V

Vaping

Inhaling vaporized cannabis oil using an electronic device.