A bong is a pipe, typically made of glass or acrylic plastic, that uses water to cool the smoke as the user inhales.
Bud is a term referring to the flowers of the cannabis plant.
Budder is a solid, creamy cannabis concentrate with a buttery consistency.
Budtenders are the attendants that work behind the counter at a dispensary. Budtenders can help you answer questions about strains and recommend products tailored to you.
The term cannabis refers to a plant genus that encompasses three species of plants: Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis ruderalis. Cannabis indica and cannabis sativa are both farmed for their psychoactive effects that are used both recreationally and medicinally.
Concentrates are made when the cannabis flower is compressed at high pressures and dissolved into a solvent. The result of this process is a potent cannabis concentrate (typically more potent than flower) that can take many different forms: oil, shatter, budder, resin, and wax.
Dab is a slang term referring to a dose of cannabis concentrate that is vaporized and inhaled. Dabbing refers to the process of taking dabs.
Hemp is the male cannabis plant. Hemp has been used historically to make cloth, rope, pottery, and building materials. Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC, and it does induce psychoactive effects.
A joint is the slang term for a hand-rolled cannabis cigarette.
Kief is isolated trichomes that have fallen off the cannabis flower. Kief is known to be extremely potent.
Marijuana is a non-specific term that refers to the female cannabis plant and its flowers. Female cannabis plants are unique to male plants (hemp) because they produce flowers that contain a high amount of cannabinoids.
A pre-roll is a joint that has already been rolled available for purchase at a dispensary.
A strain is a type of plant species. Throughout history, cannabis growers have selectively bred their plants to create different strains that promise unique highs.
A tincture is a liquid form of cannabis that is consumed orally, either as a spray that is applied directly to the tongue, or a serum that is applied under the tongue with a syringe.
Topicals are a type of cannabis product in which the cannabis flowers have been extracted and infused into a cream-type component. Topicals are useful for medical cannabis patients that suffer from localized, chronic pain. Topicals can take many different forms: creams, lotions, balms, salves, and patches.
Trichomes are the glands within the cannabis plant that produce resin. Trichomes are often referred to as “hairs” or “crystals” because of their sticky, hairy appearance on the bud.
A vaporizer is a tool used to vaporize and inhale cannabis concentrates. Vaporizers heat oils or other concentrates, which produces vapor for inhalation.
Wax is a form of concentrate that is opaque and soft. Wax is typically lower in THC than other concentrates.