Cannabis plant material that is mature and ready for harvest, but has not been dried or cured, or heated for consumption. Raw cannabis is usually eaten by consumers because it contains cannabinoids in their acid forms, such as THCA or CBDA, before decarboxylation.
Slang for replenishing your weed stash. “I smoked my last bowl last night so I need to re-up.” “I forgot to re-up for my vacation and now I’m out of weed.”
In the context of the cannabis industry, reciprocity is a policy to recognize the legitimacy of medical marijuana cards between two states so patients can access and enjoy medical marijuana when visiting another state. “I can use my medical marijuana card from California in Nevada thanks to Nevada’s reciprocity.
Char or cold oil leftover in a nail or rig from dabbing, analogous to resin leftover in a pipe from smoking flower. As with resin, reclaim can be smoked, but it will be harsh and taste bad.
Recreational marijuana refers to cannabis that is grown, sold, and used for adults for purposes of enjoyment. The only difference between medical and recreational marijuana is how it is regulated and to whom it is sold.
“Reefer” is a slang term for cannabis dating back to at least the 1930s. At the time it was a coded word jazz musicians used to refer to cannabis in their songs.
Solvents, or chemicals, left in a cannabis concentrate after the extraction process. The bulk of solvents are purged from a concentrate after extraction, but trace amounts are usually still present—these are residual solvents.
A sticky substance secreted by the trichomes of the marijuana plant. Trichomes are glands primarily on cannabis buds that contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes that get you high or offer medicinal benefits.
Smoking resin left in the bowl of a pipe or bong from previous smoking sessions. After smoking enough flower, resin will accumulate in a bowl—resin is often scraped off and discarded, but can be smoked as well.
A shortened form of “dab rig,” a water pipe used to inhale cannabis extracts, or dabs. It filters cannabis vapor through water, much like a bong.
The end of a joint, blunt, spliff, or any rolled cannabis product. An equivalent is the butt of a cigarette.
A rolling paper is a thin piece of paper used to envelop ground-up cannabis flower into a joint. Most rolling papers are made out of wood pulp like regular paper, but they can also be made out of hemp, rice, and flax.
Rosin is a solventless cannabis concentrate created using heat and pressure to remove trichomes from cannabis plant matter. Rosin is commonly consumed with a dab rig, but can also come in vape cartridges.
Commonly known as a rotavap, this machine can purify cannabis concentrates. Using rotation and gentle heat, a rotary evaporator can remove contaminants or further concentrate desired cannabinoids.
Cannabis ruderalis is a variety of cannabis, like sativa or indica varieties of cannabis. The most noted feature of ruderalis is its short growing cycle, which reaches flowering within 21-30 days regardless of the amount of light the plant receives.