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Glossary of Top 20 Cannabis Terms

November 29, 2022
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Here is a list of the top 20 most common cannabis terms and their definitions:

  1. Cannabis: a plant genus that includes marijuana and hemp.
  2. THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
  3. CBD: Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that is believed to have therapeutic benefits.
  4. Dispensary: A retail store that sells cannabis products to customers who are legally allowed to purchase them.
  5. Cultivation: The process of growing and harvesting cannabis plants.
  6. Extraction: The process of removing the active compounds from cannabis plants to create concentrates and other products.
  7. Edibles: Cannabis-infused food products, such as cookies or gummies, that allow for discreet and convenient consumption.
  8. Topicals: Cannabis-infused products that are applied to the skin, such as lotions or balms, for localized relief.
  9. Dabbing: A method of consuming cannabis concentrates by heating them on a hot surface and inhaling the resulting vapor.
  10. Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in cannabis that contribute to the plant's distinct smells and flavors, as well as potential therapeutic effects.
  11. Clone: A young cannabis plant that has been genetically copied from a mature, healthy plant in order to produce more plants with the same characteristics.
  12. Germination: The process of starting a cannabis plant from a seed, typically by soaking the seed in water until it sprouts.
  13. Vegetative stage: The early stage of a cannabis plant's life cycle, during which it grows leaves and stems but does not produce flowers.
  14. Flowering stage: The later stage of a cannabis plant's life cycle, during which it begins to produce flowers (also known as buds).
  15. Photoperiod: The length of time that a cannabis plant is exposed to light each day, which can affect its growth and flowering.
  16. Nutrients: The chemicals and minerals that cannabis plants need to grow, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
  17. pH: The measure of a solution's acidity or alkalinity, which can affect a cannabis plant's ability to absorb nutrients.
  18. Defoliation: The process of removing some of a cannabis plant's leaves, which can improve light and air exposure to the buds and improve overall yield.
  19. Pruning: The process of removing excess leaves, branches, and other plant matter from a cannabis plant to improve its growth and yield.
  20. Harvesting: The process of cutting down and drying cannabis plants in preparation for processing and consumption.

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