• Cannabis

    Cannabis is a plant genus that produces three species of flowering plants: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. All three species are used to produce medical cannabis.

  • Cannabinoids

    Cannabinoids are the unique chemical compounds that act upon our cannabinoid receptors, producing the various effects that can benefit patients. There are over 85 known cannabinoids, each with their own varying effects; for example, THC—the primary cannabinoid of cannabis—is responsible for the psychoactive effects or high.

  • Cannabichromene / CBC

    CBC—the abbreviation of cannabichromene—is a non-psychoactive precursor to THC. • Anti-microbial (inhibits growth of microörganisms, especially those that cause disease) • Anti-inflammatory (counteracts inflammation) • Anti-proliferative (inhibits cell growth)

  • Cannabidiol / CBD

    CBD—the abbreviation of cannabidiol—is the second most prevalent cannabinoid after THC. Research has shown that CBD produces a physical effect without the psychoactive effect, or high, associated with THC.

  • Cannabigerol / CBG

    CBG—the abbreviation of cannabigerol—is non-psychoactive and induces sleep. • Anti-microbial (inhibits growth of microörganisms, especially those that cause disease)

  • Cannabinol / CBN

    CBN—the abbreviation of cannabinol—is a non-psychoactive product resulting from the degradation of THC. It is believed to have a depressant effect, or “fuzzy” forehead, when present in large quantities.

  • Concentrates

    Concentrates are more potent forms of cannabinoids, made by dissolving the cannabis plant into a solvent. The way a concentrate is classified often depends on the manufacturing method and the consistency of the final product.

  • Dab

    To consume cannabis by inhaling the vapor-heated cannabis extract oil or concentrate.

  • Dabber

    A person who dabs.

  • Edibles

    Edibles are foods that have been infused with cannabis extracts. Common forms of edibles include baked goods like cookies and brownies, but breads, candies, and flavored drinks can be edibles, too. Because the cannabinoids in edibles are absorbed through the digestive system, their effects develop more slowly.

  • Extraction

    Extraction refers to any of the various methods used to create a concentrated cannabis product.

  • Flowers

    Cannabis flowers are the hairy, sticky, crystal-covered bits that are harvested and dried to become medication. If allowed to be fertilized by male plants, these flowers will produce cannabis seeds; if not, they will continue to produce the resin containing active cannabinoids until they are harvested or begin to die.

  • Hemp

    Hemp is a fibrous product made from the male cannabis plant. It can be used to make rope, paper, beauty products, and more.

  • Hybrid

    Hybrid cannabis plants are a genetic cross between two or more separate strains of cannabis. Hybrids can occur naturally, but they are usually bred with intention to combine desired traits of the original plants. Most cannabis available today is some form of hybrid.

  • Indica

    Indica refers to the species Cannabis indica, which originated in the Middle East and Asia. Compared to their sativa counterparts, indica plants are shorter, bushier, and have a more compact flower structure.

  • Marijuana

    Marijuana is the general term for female cannabis plants or their dried flowers. Female plants are distinct from males in that they produce flowers, which contain a high percentage of cannabinoids.

  • Monoterpenes

    Known as “light” terpenes, monoterpenes are more fragile than sesquiterpenes, easily evaporated or destroyed in the shatter extraction process.

  • Sativa

    Sativa refers to the species Cannabis sativa, which originated outside of the Middle East and Asia and includes strains from South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Thailand. Compared to their indica counterparts, sativa strains tend to grow taller, are lighter in color, and take longer to flower.

  • Sesquiterpenes

    Known as “heavy” terpenes, sesquiterpenes are more resilient than monoterpenes and more likely to survive the shatter extraction process.

  • Strain

    A strain is a specific variety of plant species. Cannabis strains are developed to perpetuate desirable traits and are often named to reflect their appearance, effects, or place of origin.

  • Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid / THCA

    THCA—the abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid—is the pre-carboxylated component of cannabis. It is usually found in substances containing THC that haven't been heated above a certain temperature (around 200–250°F), which keeps the properties of THCA inactive. • Anti-proliferative (inhibits cell growth)

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol / THC

    THC—the abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinol—is the most abundant and well-known cannabinoid. THC is also the component of cannabis responsible for the psychoactive effects, or high. Research has shown THC to be an effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.

  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin / THCV

    THCV—the abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabivarin—produces a stronger, faster, psychoactive ("high") effect. It is prevalent in certain South African and Southeast Asian cannabis strains. • Appetite suppressant • Analgesic (relieves pain)

  • Terpenes

    Terpenes modify the effects of THC and other cannabinoids, augmenting a strain’s medicinal properties. Cannabis strains are distinguishable by the variety of terpenes they produce.

  • THC

    THC—the abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinol—is the most abundant and well-known cannabinoid. THC is also the component of cannabis responsible for the psychoactive effects, or high. Research has shown THC to be an effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.

  • Tincture

    A tincture is a liquid cannabis extract, usually made with alcohol or glycerol, that is sometimes flavored. Tinctures are most commonly administered through a dropper under the tongue, which allows the extract to absorb more quickly.

  • Topical

    A topical is a cannabis-infused lotion or cream. The active ingredient of the cannabis flower is extracted and added to the product, which is then applied to the skin.

  • Trichomes

    Trichomes are the resin production glands of the cannabis plant. THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids are produced in these glands.

  • Vaporizer

    A vaporizer is a device used to consume cannabis. Either flowers or cannabis-infused oils are heated to produce a cannabinoid-laced vapor, then inhaled. This method produces near-instantaneous effects without the smoke, making it a healthier form of consumption.

  • Wax

    Wax is a form of concentrate.

  • Weed

    Weed is a slang term for cannabis.