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Welcome, fellow cannabis enthusiasts, to the ultimate guide of cannabis terms—a collection curated specifically for all the stoners out there! Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, this thorough list of essential cannabis terms will serve as your trusty companion, unlocking the secret code of cannabis with a sprinkle of fun and a dash of delight.

So grab your favorite smoking apparatus, sit back, and immerse yourself in this delightful lexicon of all things green and glorious. Let’s dive in and expand our knowledge as we explore the 79 essential cannabis terms every stoner should know!

79 Essential Cannabis Terms Every Stoner Should Know

74 Essential Cannabis Terms (The Ultimate Stoner’s Glossary)
  1. Autoflowering: Cannabis plants that automatically flower based on age rather than light cycle.
  2. Apple Bong: A homemade smoking device made by hollowing out an apple and using it as a pipe or bong.
  3. Badder: Badder is a cannabis concentrate known for its malleable, frosting-like texture and high potency, typically extracted using solvents like butane or CO2 to preserve a rich profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. This concentrate offers an intense flavor and strong effects, making it a popular choice among enthusiasts for dabbing.
  4. Bud: The flowering portion of the cannabis plant that is harvested and consumed.
  5. Budtender: An employee at a dispensary who helps customers with cannabis product selection.
  6. Bong: A water pipe used to smoke cannabis, typically with a bowl and stem.
  7. Bowl: A pipe or bong attachment used for smoking cannabis.
  8. Blunt: A cannabis cigar rolled using tobacco or cigar papers.
  9. Cannabidiol (CBD): A non-psychoactive compound in cannabis known for its potential therapeutic benefits.
  10. Cannabinol (CBN): Cannabinol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in aged cannabis, known for its potential sedative and calming effects.
  11. Cannabutter: Butter infused with cannabis, commonly used in cooking or baking.
  12. Cannabinoids: Chemical compounds found in cannabis, including THC and CBD.
  13. Cannabis: The general term for the plant species that includes cannabis and hemp.
  14. Clones: Cuttings taken from a cannabis plant to propagate genetically identical plants.
  15. Cloning: Propagating cannabis plants by taking cuttings from a mother plant.
  16. Concentrate: A highly potent form of cannabis that is extracted to isolate cannabinoids.
  17. Cottonmouth: The dry sensation in the mouth caused by cannabis use.
  18. Curing: The process of storing dried cannabis in controlled conditions to enhance flavor and potency.
  19. Dabbing: The process of vaporizing and inhaling cannabis concentrates.
  20. Dank: Slang term used to describe high-quality cannabis with a strong aroma and potent effects.
  21. Decarboxylating: The process of applying heat to cannabis to activate its cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, making them bioavailable and capable of producing psychoactive and therapeutic effects.
  22. Dispensary: A retail store where cannabis products are legally sold.
  23. Dose: The amount of cannabis consumed in a single session or serving.
  24. Dry Herb Vaping: Dry herb vaping cannabis is the process of heating ground cannabis flower to release its active compounds without combustion, resulting in inhalable vapor instead of smoke.
  25. Drying: The process of removing moisture from harvested cannabis plants.
  26. Edibles: Cannabis-infused food products, such as cookies, gummies, or brownies.
  27. Feminized: Cannabis seeds that have been bred to produce only female plants.
  28. Flush: The process of feeding plants only water to remove excess nutrients before harvest.
  29. Flowering Time: The duration it takes for cannabis plants to transition from the vegetative stage to producing flowers.
  30. Germinating: Germinating cannabis seeds is the process of initiating cannabis seed growth by exposing it to moisture and warmth.
  31. Grinder: A device used to break down cannabis buds into smaller pieces for easier consumption.
  32. Greenhouse: Cannabis cultivation that takes place in a controlled greenhouse environment.
  33. Green Wednesday: Green Wednesday refers to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in the United States when many cannabis dispensaries offer special discounts and promotions on cannabis products, similar to the Black Friday sales in the retail industry.
  34. Hash: A concentrated form of cannabis made by extracting resin from the plant.
  35. Heirloom: A term used to describe cannabis strains that are landrace or have a long history of cultivation.
  36. Hemp: A type of cannabis plant that is low in THC and is cultivated for industrial purposes.
  37. High: (i.e., “being high”) The euphoric and psychoactive effects experienced from consuming cannabis.
  38. Hybrid: A cannabis strain that is a cross between Indica and Sativa, combining their effects.
  39. Hydroponics: A method of growing plants without soil using nutrient-rich water solutions.
  40. Indica: A cannabis strain known for its relaxing and sedating effects.
  41. Indoor Grow: Cannabis cultivation that takes place in controlled indoor environments.
  42. Joint: A cannabis cigarette rolled with rolling papers.
  43. Kief: The resinous trichome glands that have been separated from the cannabis plant, typically collected in a powdery form.
  44. Kush: A popular strain of cannabis known for its potent and relaxing effects.
  45. Live Resin: A type of cannabis concentrate made from freshly harvested, flash-frozen plants to preserve high levels of terpenes.
  46. Live Rosin: A solventless cannabis concentrate made by applying heat and pressure to live resin.
  47. Munchies: The increased appetite or cravings for food after consuming cannabis.
  48. Outdoor Grow: Cannabis cultivation that takes place outdoors, relying on natural sunlight.
  49. PH: A measurement of acidity or alkalinity, important for maintaining proper nutrient absorption.
  50. Pipe: A handheld device used to smoke cannabis, typically made of glass, metal, or wood.
  51. Pot: Slang term for cannabis, typically referring to the dried flowers.
  52. Pre-roll: A pre-rolled joint or blunt sold at dispensaries.
  53. Puff, puff, pass: A common social etiquette where each person takes two hits before passing the joint or blunt.
  54. Resin: Sticky substance produced by the cannabis plant, often found on buds or in pipes.
  55. Roach: The end of a joint or blunt that remains after smoking.
  56. Ruderalis: A subspecies of cannabis known for its autoflowering characteristics and shorter stature.
  57. Sativa: A cannabis strain known for its energizing and uplifting effects.
  58. Shake: Cannabis shake refers to the loose, small pieces of cannabis flower, often found at the bottom of a bag or container, typically consisting of broken-off bits and crumbs that have separated from larger buds during handling and transportation.
  59. Shatter: A type of cannabis concentrate that is brittle and transparent, often with a high THC content.
  60. Slang: Commonly used terms and expressions within the cannabis culture.
  61. Soil: The medium in which cannabis plants are grown, providing nutrients and support.
  62. Soilless Mix: A growing medium that does not contain traditional soil, often used in container gardening.
  63. Spliff: A joint rolled with a combination of cannabis and tobacco.
  64. Strain: A specific variety of cannabis with distinct characteristics and effects.
  65. Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in cannabis that contribute to its flavor and effects.
  66. Terpene Pearls: Terp pearls, also known as dab pearls or terp balls, are small, spherical, heat-retaining accessories made of materials like quartz or ceramic that are placed inside a dab banger or nail during the process of dabbing cannabis concentrates; they help distribute heat and enhance the vaporization of terpenes and cannabinoids for a more flavorful and efficient consumption experience.
  67. Terpene profile: The unique combination of terpenes found in a particular strain of cannabis.
  68. THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis.
  69. Tincture: A concentrated cannabis extract typically taken orally or sublingually.
  70. Tolerance: The reduced sensitivity to the effects of cannabis due to repeated use.
  71. Trichome-rich: Refers to cannabis strains with a high concentration of trichomes.
  72. Trichomes: The resinous glands on the cannabis plant that contain cannabinoids and terpenes.
  73. Trimming: Trimming cannabis is the process of removing excess leaves from harvested cannabis buds.
  74. Vaporizer: A device used to heat cannabis to a temperature that releases cannabinoids without combustion.
  75. Wake and bake: The act of smoking cannabis first thing in the morning.
  76. Wax: A type of cannabis concentrate with a sticky, wax-like consistency.
  77. Weed: Slang term for cannabis.
  78. 420: A term commonly associated with cannabis culture, often used to refer to smoking or consuming cannabis.