Cannabis Mini-Glossary

Cannabis terms you’re likely to hear inside a dispensary


Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. It works as an anti-anxiety and anti-seizure medication. CBDs can be separated out from the plant to produce specific benefits without the patient feeling “high.”


A baby cannabis plant, created by taking a clipping from a mature mother plant.


Cannabis plants reduced down to a very strong waxy or sticky oil-like version. Also called “dabs” and “extracts,” they involve reduction processes that sometimes include solvents. “Earwax,” “shatter” and “crumble” are different forms of concentrates.


Inhaling cannabis concentrates by means of special pipes or apparatus.


A cannabis seed or plant guaranteed to be female. Female plants are the most potent and exclusively used when cultivating.


Cannabis plants grown indoors using liquid nutrients rather than dirt. Hydroponics are considered superior to outdoor cannabis because the growing conditions are better controlled.


A cannabis plant created by crossing a sativa genus with an indica genus to produce a blend of both cerebral (sativa) and body (indica) effects.

Mgs (milligrams)

Milligrams are the measurement standard for cannabis edibles and drinks. A single dose is generally considered to be between 25 and 50 mgs.


What grandpa would have called a “joint,” this is the current popular term for a cannabis cigarette. Pre-rolls come cone-shaped with a paper tip.


A specifically named variety of sativa, indica or hybrid. Blue Dream, Kush and Granddaddy Purple are well-known strains that you might find in a dispensary.