A measure of volume, of one substance inside of another. In cannabis growing, it’s often used to measure the amount of liquid nutrients in water used on plants.
A part of a bong or dab rig that diffuses smoke. This process further cools and filters smoke, making it easier to inhale.
A substance put on cannabis plants to keep pests and other organisms from consuming and destroying the plant. Pesticides can be natural, such as neem oil, or synthetic, such as Azamax.
Phellandrene is a terpene found in cannabis and other plants such as eucalyptus. This little-known compound is actually a pair of organic compounds—alpha-phellandrene and beta-phellandrene.
The process of selecting the best phenotype of a strain for mass production. When a female and male cannabis plant are bred to create a new strain, the female produces many seeds, all of which are phenotypes.
Phenolic compounds are chemicals found in the cannabis plant that possess bioactive properties, such as antioxidant activity. The plant synthesizes a diverse range of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, lignanamides, and phenolic acids.
Cannabinoids in the cannabis plant itself. These naturally occurring compounds in cannabis—such as THC and CBD—are produced in the cannabis plant’s resinous trichomes and directly interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system receptors to produce a spectrum of physical and mental effects.
Phytol is a terpene found in some strains of cannabis, as well as other plants such as green tea. Phytol is known for its grassy aroma and is often used as a precursor in the manufacturing of synthetic vitamins E and K1, and as a food additive.
One of the most prevalent terpenes found in cannabis, this aromatic compound smells like pine. It can also be found in conifer trees, orange peels, turpentine, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley.
A small, thin joint, often chastised or mocked for its size and small amount of marijuana. Pinners are so named because they look like sewing pins.
A small device used to smoke cannabis, commonly made of glass, metal, wood, or other materials. Pipes come in all shapes and sizes, and are perhaps the simplest and most common method of consuming cannabis.
The reproductive organ of the female cannabis plant. In cannabis, as well as other plant species, pistils are composed of three parts: a stigma, a style, and an ovary.
Any part of the cannabis plant removed from a living plant. Typically, plant matter refers to any part that will be discarded or wasted, such as stalks, branches, stems, and fan leaves, which can occur during the processes of topping, pruning, or harvesting.
An AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) slang term meaning a supplier of cannabis, ranging from mass distributors to trusted local dealers. “I was running low on weed, so I had to call the plug.
A fine, powdery substance produced by a male cannabis plant which carries its sperm cells. Pollen is produced and released through pollen sacs on a male plant, after which it travels through the air and lands on a female plant, pollinating it.
Pot is a slang term for cannabis that gained popularity in the 1930s. Shortened from the name of a Spanish grief potion, pot is an abbreviation of “potación de guaya.
A pre-roll is a ready-to-go joint filled with cannabis that you can buy from a store—it’s pre-rolled for you. Pre-roll has become the industry-preferred term, rather than “joint,” though many cannabis consumers still call them joints.
Cannabis material before it is processed and turned into an extract; before it is “run” through the extraction machine. Extracts made with all buds are called “bud runs” and those made with trim are “trim runs.
The highest quality cannabis flower available at a store. There are various grades of cannabis flower sold in dispensaries, usually tiered at low shelf, mid shelf, top shelf, and private reserve.
A cannabis concentrate made using propane in the extraction process. PHO is similar to making butane hash oil (BHO), only propane is used instead of butane, and PHO concentrates usually have a budder-like consistency.
Pulegone is a monoterpene found in many plants, such as peppermint and catnip, and it is the main constituent of pennyroyal and blue mint bush essential oils. Known for its sweet and minty aroma, it can also be found in small amounts in some cannabis strains.
A cannabis concentrate with a taffy-like consistency. Pull ‘n’ snap is more malleable than shatter but thicker than oil.
A term used for cannabis cultivars that express purple in their buds. The term is often reserved for purple strains with an exceptionally potent aroma and effects.