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CANNABIS TERMS

Badder

ˈbadər | Noun

 

One of the many consistencies for cannabis concentrates, identified by its malleable texture that feels similar to cake frosting. Not all Badder looks the same, and the appearance depends on the starting material and methods of extraction. Some Badder is partly sticky, leaning towards the consistency of Sauce, while others look more like Crumble with a bumpier texture.

Battery

ˈba-t(ə-)rē | Noun

 

A device used to heat and vaporize cannabis concentrates filled within a vape cartridge. Manufacturers craft various types of batteries, but the most common are 510-threaded and pod compatible. Some batteries activate with a button, while inhaling from the mouthpiece activates others.

Blunt

ˈblənt | Noun

 

A term used to refer to cigar paper filled with cannabis instead of tobacco. Blunts are longer and have a thicker composition than an average joint. The tobacco in the cigar wrap provides an additional head rush and burns the ground cannabis flower at a slower rate.

Bong

ˈbȯŋ | Noun

 

A water pipe typically used to smoke cannabis. The bowl is the part of the bong where cannabis buds are filled and heated. The smoke filters through water by traveling through the downstem, a cylinder glass piece with holes that connect the bowl to the bong. The smoke travels through the neck and up to the mouthpiece where users inhale.

Brand

ˈbrand | Noun

 

A company that manufactures individually recognizable cannabis products. Brands foster a sense of ownership and belonging within consumers with each branded purchase. Brands also increase product visibility, allowing for consumers to navigate options with relative ease.

Bud

bəd | Noun

 

Refers to the smokeable, trichome-covered part of the female cannabis plant. The quality of a bud is frequently judged by its aroma, color, and its density of trichomes. It is common for buds to be referred as nugs or cured flowers.

Budder

ˈbədər | Noun

 

A cannabis concentrate with a consistency similar to a stick of butter. Budder is one of many concentrate textures and appears in Rosin and many solvent-based extractions. A phenomena called “auto-buddering” can occur with extracts that have not been winterized if they are exposed to fluctuating temperatures or excess humidity.

Butane Hash Oil (BHO)

ˈbyo͞oˌtān haSH oil (bē āCH ō) | Noun

 

A cannabis extract that uses butane as the primary solvent during the extraction process. Butane Hash Oil is most commonly referred by its initials BHO, and encompasses a myriad of textures and consistencies. Butane Hash Oil extraction can render Badder, Crumble, Sauce, and Shatter, depending on starting material, apparatus used, and techniques applied.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

kan-ə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl | Noun

 

A non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. After tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant and has many potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety and seizure-suppressant properties. Cannabidiol can be sourced from both marijuana plants and hemp plants, which are legal in most countries as they contain less than 0.3% THC.

Cannabinoid

kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯid | Noun

 

Chemical compounds found in cannabis and produced by the human body that interact with our body’s receptors. Endocannabinoids, or internally produced cannabinoids, are an essential component of our bodies cannabinoid system that is largely responsible for maintaining internal balance. Phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant, mimic the functions of our endocannabinoids and are responsible for the euphoric effects that are associated with THC.

Cannabinol (CBN)

kan-ə-bī-nȯl | Noun

 

The cannabinoid into which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) breaks down after prolonged periods of storage. The degradation can be accelerated by exposing dried plant matter to oxygen and heat. Cannabinoil (CBN) is only mildly intoxicating, and studies suggest the cannabinoid is useful for treating pain and insomnia. Traditional Indica cultivars appear to have more CBN than Sativa cultivars, which might explain Indicas' sleep-inducing tendencies.

Cannabis

ˈka-nə-bəs | Noun

 

A genus of sturdy plant species whose parts are used to produce hemp, medicinal products and adult-use stimulants. Cannabis can be prepared in numerous forms, including smokable flower, concentrates, infused in food items as edibles or mixed into topical products. Cannabis use has been a medical and social staple in world civilizations for millennia and gained notoriety during the 19th century.

Capsule

ˈkap-səl | Noun

 

A pill-sized, dissolvable cylinder used as a vehicle to administer medication through ingestion. Capsule shells, of which there are many variants, can contain any form of cannabis, even decarboxylated flower. Capsules range from single cannabinoid to full-spectrum or strain-specific oil, providing consumers with a myriad of choices to suit their exact needs. These often function as safer alternatives to combusting or vaping bud.

Cartridge

ˈkärtrij | Noun

 

A container with a mouthpiece filled with concentrated cannabis for use with batteries. Cartridges, or “carts,” are offered in multiple formats, from 510-threaded cartridges that twist onto the battery to pods that magnetically snap into place. Cartridges built with ceramic tanks run less of a risk of ruining the flavor, as they do not rely on a wick or metallic coil to vaporize the oil.

Clone

klōn | Noun

 

A cannabis plant that is a genetic copy of the “mother plant.” When obtained from a reputable breeder, a clone is a young female cannabis plant with stable genetics. Growers typically select to raise clones instead of seeds when they would rather not risk getting a plant that’s male or with poor characteristics (i.e. low yield, undesirable smell, etc.).

CO2

sē-ō-tü | Noun

 

Carbon dioxide. In cannabis concentrates, CO2 refers to a nonflammable solvent used to extract the desirable compounds from the cannabis plant. The CO2 extraction process can include the use of subcritical and supercritical fluids, which vary in pressure and temperature.

Concentrate

ˈkänsənˌtrāt | Noun

 

Refers to a substance in which the more desirable properties of cannabis, namely cannabinoids and terpenes, have been isolated. There are many cannabis concentrates in a variety of formats and textures. Non-active forms of concentrate need to be heated to experience their effects. Concentrates with active cannabinoids (usually Distillate) are infused into Edibles, Tinctures, and Topicals to provide effects without the application of heat.

Crumble

ˈkrəmbəl | Noun

 

An extract identified by its malleable texture that falls apart, or “crumbles,” when handled. Crumble, sometimes called “honeycomb wax,” is quite versatile, and not limited to just dabbing; many sprinkle the extract over the top of cannabis buds in a bowl, blunt, or joint. The crumble texture results from elevated temperatures used during the solvent removal process or by whipping the extract under the presence of heat.

Crystalline

ˈkri-stə-lən | Noun

 

The purest form of cannabis Concentrate, this Extract consists of a single type of cannabinoid, usually tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), or cannabidiol (CBD). Crystalline is formed by thoroughly refining cannabis oil and serves as a base for formulated cannabis products. While possibly more potent, Crystalline lacks the flavor of other Concentrates and some of the medicinal benefits due to the isolation from the original terpenes.

Cultivar

ˈkəltəˌvär | Noun

 

A plant variety, commonly referred to as a “strain.” In cannabis, the term cultivar delineates between a cannabis plant’s smell, flavors, yield, pharmacological effects and other distinct characteristics. The taxonomic rank typically refers to varieties grown agriculturally and not found in the wild, which are called landrace strains.

Cultivation

kəltəˈvāSH(ə)n | Noun

 

The act of raising a plant or crop. The cultivation of cannabis can occur either outdoors, in a greenhouse, or indoors and often involves differences in soil or medium types, nutrients, and other growing techniques. While genetic differences matter, the cultivation practices used in growing a cannabis plant greatly influence the final product.

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