Cannabis Glossary

Stepping into the world of cannabis cultivation can feel like learning a whole new language. You’ll be greeted with a plethora of unfamiliar terms, acronyms, and initialisms that might leave you scratching your head. And even if you’re a seasoned cultivator, the ever-evolving nature of this field guarantees a continuous introduction of new terminology that can leave even the experts reaching for a dictionary.


From the most basic lingo to the latest jargon in the cultivation community, we’re aiming to break it all down in a language you understand. So, whether you’re a newbie figuring out the difference between CBD and THC, or a seasoned grower curious about the newest techniques and strains, we’ve got you covered.

Understanding Cannabis: A Comprehensive Glossary

In the ever-evolving world of cannabis, the terminology can often be as diverse as the strains themselves. From casual conversations in dispensaries to scientific discussions, understanding the language of cannabis is key. This article serves as a comprehensive glossary, merging cannabis, weed, and dispensary terminology into a single, informative guide.

Cannabis Glossary

Cannabinoids: These are the chemical compounds found in cannabis that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The most well-known cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).

Terpenes: These are aromatic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis. They contribute to the plant’s scent and flavor and may have therapeutic properties.

Indica and Sativa: Two primary types of cannabis plants. Indica strains are typically associated with relaxation, while Sativa strains are believed to have a more energizing effect.

Weed Terminology

Strain: Refers to a specific breed of cannabis plant, each with its unique profile of effects, flavors, and aromas.

Edibles: Cannabis-infused food products, such as gummies, chocolates, or beverages.

Dabbing: A method of consuming cannabis concentrates, which involves heating the concentrate on a hot surface and inhaling the vapors.

Dispensary Terminology

Budtender: A dispensary employee knowledgeable about various cannabis products and their effects.

Top-Shelf: Refers to high-quality cannabis products in a dispensary.

Tincture: A liquid cannabis extract, often administered under the tongue.

Cannabis Terms

Entourage Effect: The theory that all compounds in cannabis work together synergistically to produce a unique effect.

Hybrid: A strain of cannabis that is a crossbreed between Indica and Sativa plants.

Trichomes: Tiny, crystal-like structures on the cannabis plant that produce cannabinoids and terpenes.

Weed Terms

Kief: The accumulation of trichomes, often used to enhance the potency of cannabis.

Blunt: A cigar hollowed out and filled with cannabis.

Pre-roll: A ready-to-smoke, professionally rolled cannabis joint.

Weed Slang

Green: A common slang term for cannabis.

Nug: A small, compact bud of cannabis.

420: Slang for cannabis use, particularly at 4:20 PM or on April 20th.

Understanding these terms not only enriches the experience for cannabis enthusiasts but also fosters better communication within the community. Whether you’re a seasoned user or a curious newcomer, this glossary is a valuable tool in navigating the world of cannabis.

That’s exactly where this page swoops in to save the day! Our mission? To transform this space into a comprehensive and evolving dictionary, your go-to resource for any and all terminology associated with growing cannabis.

By understanding these terms, you’re on your way to becoming a cannabis connoisseur! Keep in mind that the world of cannabis is continually evolving, with new terms and concepts regularly introduced. This Cannabis Glossary is just a starting point. Stay tuned to our blog to keep up with the latest trends, tips, and insights in cannabis cultivation.

Remember, growing cannabis is more than just a hobby – it’s an art and a science. So keep learning, keep growing, and keep exploring the fascinating world of cannabis with Paramount Seed Farms!