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Glossary of Cannabis Terms & List of Slang Names for Marijuana

Publish on Feb 17, 2023 by allenharper

420- 420 is a number associated with marijuana use and sometimes represents the date April 20, which is associated with cannabis.

420 evaluations- 420 Evaluations provide medicinal cannabis recommendations, treatment plans, patient verifications, ID cards, and medical help.
420 Evaluations
Adult Patient- Patients over the age of eighteen. Adult Use- Adults over 21 can legally purchase cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries across the state. Applicant- A person who applies for a medical Marijuana Card in respective states. Bong- A glass smoking device with a bowl, downstream, water chamber, and neck through which the inhaled smoke travels. Bud- Bud is the smokable flower of the Marijuana plant. Cannabidiol- Cannabidiol is an anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antineoplastic, and chemopreventive phytocannabinoid derived from the Cannabis plants. Cannabinoid- A category of chemical compounds isolated from cannabis that has various effects. There have been at least 113 different natural cannabinoids identified, including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabinoid Edible Product- Edible cannabis products are products containing cannabinoids that you consume or drink. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in marijuana that can affect your body and mind when consumed. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid that causes euphoria and intoxication in users.
Cannabinoid edible product
Cannabis- Cannabis is also known as marijuana, and it has a long history of slang terms. Marijuana and cannabis have several nicknames, including pot, ganja, weed, and bud. Cannabis can be smoked, vaporized, eaten, dabbed, or applied to the skin. Cannabis Concentrate- Cannabis concentrates are incredibly strong substances created by dissolving marijuana plant material in a solvent. It has a high THC content and produces products such as thick oils (BHO), budder, wax, or shatter. Cannabis Plant- “Cannabis plant” refers to a plant of the genus Marijuana, which includes but is not limited to Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Hemp is not a “marijuana plant” as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1A, paragraph D. Cannabis product- A “cannabis product” is made from harvested marijuana and other ingredients and is intended for medical use. Cannabis Testing Facility- A cannabis testing facility is a facility, entity, or marijuana product testing validated and registered with the State Department of Public Health. Cannabis Tincture- CBD tinctures are typically made from high CBD hemp strains with 60 to 70% alcohol. Mainly used to help relieve anxiety or pain. Tinctures have a long shelf life and are easily absorbed when taken under the tongue.
Cannabis Tincture
Cannivore- A cannivore is someone who consumes cannabis regularly, whether for recreational or medical purposes. Cardholder- “Cardholder” refers to a person who has been issued and possesses a valid registry ID card. Caregiver- “Caregiver” refers to a person or a person’s assistant who provides care for a qualifying patient in accordance with section 2423A, subsection 2. Caregiver Retail Store- A store that has characteristics commonly associated with retail stores. Such as a fixed location, a sign, regular business hours, public accessibility. Sales of goods or services directly to a consumer, and is used by a registered caretaker to offer marijuana plants or cultivated cannabis for sale to qualifying patients.
CB1/CB2- The CB1 receptor mediates most cannabinoids’ psychoactive effects, whereas the CB2 receptor is primarily involved in anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive actions. CBD is an abbreviated form for cannabidiol, a key component of cannabinoids. It has less potency and is considered safe for medical use because it has no psychoactive or “high” effects. Compassion center- Compassion centers are locations where patients with qualifying medical conditions can obtain medical marijuana. Contaminated Marijuana- Microbes, heavy metals, and pesticides are common cannabis contaminants. Their direct human toxicity is difficult to quantify but includes infection, carcinogenicity, and reproductive and developmental effects.
Contaminated Marijuana
Controlled substances- Controlled substances are drugs or substances that the government strictly controls because they can be abused or cause addiction. Debilitating Medical Condition- A debilitating medical condition is one in which the individual’s condition is severe, persistent, and interferes with the individual’s ability to function and participate in most daily activities. Delta 8- Delta 8 is a cannabinoid found in trace amounts in the cannabis plant. It has intoxicating properties but is not as potent as the more common Delta-9 THC. Edible Cannabis Product- Edible cannabis products are products containing cannabinoids that you consume or drink. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in marijuana that, when consumed, can affect your mind and body. Ganja- A popular term for marijuana derived from Hindi, ganja also refers to premium cannabis flowers grown for smoking. Green out- Greening out (also known as ‘whiting out’) is a condition in which a person feels ill after smoking cannabis. Harvested Cannabis-When a cannabis plant has fully matured, it is harvested, and its buds are processed and consumed. Hash- Hash is an abbreviation for hashish, a cannabis resin extracted from the plant’s top and used for recreational and medicinal purposes. It is typically extremely potent and can be smoked, chewed, or swallowed. Health Care Provider- A health care provider is a licensed person or a health facility organization who provides health care diagnosis and treatment. Hemp- Hemp is one of the plants that belong to the marijuana family. However, unlike cannabis, which we smoke or consume, hemp can be grown in large quantities for industrial purposes. Hemp has long been used to make paper, rope, textiles, and other products. Hemp is now grown for its high CBD content as a low-cost alternative to cannabis-derived CBD. However, research indicates that hemp grown in industrialized areas produces lower-quality CBD than cannabis-derived CBD, which may contain unwanted pesticides/heavy metals found in the soil. Health Practitioner- A Health practitioner is a qualified MMJ doctor who works in a hospital or private practice.
Health Practitioner
Hybrid- Hybridization can result in plants that are not only healthier and more robust but also have distinct flavors, aromas, and effects. Immature cannabis plant- A nonflowering medicinal marijuana plant no taller than 8 inches from the cultivating medium. No wider than 8 inches produced from a cutting, tissue culture, or seedling in a growing or cultivating medium is called an “immature plant.” Indica- Indica is the less scientific name for the cannabis species Cannabis indica. These plants originated in the middle east and Asia and included the well-known kush and Afghan lineages. The plants are shorter, bushier, and have a more compact flower structure than their sativa counterparts. Industrial hemp-Industrial hemp is made up of Cannabis Sativa varieties that contain less than 0.3% THC (THC). It is an annual broadleaf plant with a taproot that can grow quickly in ideal conditions. Kush- Kush is a particular variety of marijuana that descends from the Hindu Kush mountains. Legalization- Legalization occurs when a previously banned drug is made legal under federal or state law. Marijuana concentrate- Cannabis concentrates are any cannabis products made by concentrating the cannabinoids in a cannabis plant and removing the plant’s waxy fats and lipids, either wholly or partially. Marijuana extraction- Marijuana extracts are a type of cannabis concentrate. While concentrates can be produced using mechanical processes and solvents, extracts are distinct because they are produced solely using a solvent. Sinsemilla- A common term for cannabis flower that means “without seeds” when translated from Spanish. Mature Cannabis Plant- A “mature cannabis plant” is a female cannabis plant that has finished flowering. Hemp is not a “mature cannabis plant” as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1A, paragraph D.
Mature plant canopy- The total surface area within a cultivation area dedicated to the cultivation of mature marijuana plants is referred to as the plant canopy. Medical provider- A “medical provider” is a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant.They are using the cannabis plant to assist patients in treating or coping with chronic medical conditions or their symptoms. Mental Disorders- A mental disorder is a clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behavior. Minor Patient- A minor patient is under the age of 18. Non Flowering cannabis plant- The term “non flowering cannabis plant” refers to a cannabis plant in which the pistils are not visible or protrude in pairs from seed bracts that may be located on various plant nodes. Hemp is not a “non flowering cannabis plant,” as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1A, paragraph D. Origin of Marijuana- Cannabis was first used in Central Asia or western China. Cannabis has been used for millennia for its alleged healing properties.
Origin of Marijuana
Ounce- An ounce is a common unit of measurement for weighing cannabis, equaling 28 grams, and it is the most you can purchase and possess in most adult-use states. Prescription- A prescription is a written instruction from a medical Marijuana doctor for the medicine that someone requires and how it should be used. Primary Caregiver- A registered medical marijuana patient’s primary carer can buy, transport, possess, and administer medical marijuana. The patient names a carer, who can be a family member, a spouse, or anyone else who is important to them. Qualifying Condition- The qualifying condition means any reasonable, customary, and medically necessary examinations, consultations, and advice services provided by an MMJ doctor in order to relieve or cure an illness. Recreational Use- Adults 21 and older with valid government-issued identification can purchase recreational cannabis products at an official dispensary in a legal recreational state. Registered Caregiver- “Registered caregiver” refers to a carer who has been registered with the department under section 2425A. Dispensary or registered dispensary- A dispensary is a business that legally sells medicinal cannabis, recreational cannabis, or both to customers. Ruderalis- Ruderalis is one of three main types of cannabis, the others being indica and sativa. Although this plant is less common than the others and grows to a height of about 2 feet. It is known to auto-flower with age rather than with a light cycle. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is abundant in Ruderalis. Sativa- Sativa is a less scientific name for the specific species of the cannabis plant. This variety originated along the equator and can be traced back to parts of the Middle East, Asia, and South America. The plant matures slower than other species but grows much taller (over 5 feet) with loose branches and narrow leaves, often delivering more product. Sativas are well-known for their energizing and uplifting cerebral effects, frequently used to treat depression and promote creativity and amiability. Consuming a Sativa can sometimes increase anxiety in users, causing racing thoughts and paranoia. Seedling- When the cotyledons of a cannabis plant are exposed and actively beginning transpiration and photosynthesis, the plant is considered a seedling. Cotyledons are the two small circular leaves that sprout from seed; they are distinct from the distinctive rigged angular leaves appearing shortly after. Telehealth services- Telehealth services are the delivery of remote clinical services through real-time two-way communication between the patient and the healthcare professional.
Telehealth Services
Terminal illness- Terminal illness is a broad term that refers to any incurable or untreatable illness. Patients with terminal illnesses have been told by their medical team that they only have a certain amount of time left to live and that their disease will most likely result in death. Tetrahydrocannabinol- Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main psychoactive component of marijuana and one of the 113 cannabinoids identified in the plant. Trichomes- Marijuana trichomes are the surface appendages of cannabis flowers that produce and store cannabinoids and terpenes. While trichomes can be found throughout the plant, they are most commonly found on the cannabis plant’s flower, bract, and leaves. Wax- Wax is a concentrated form of cannabis produced by dissolving the plant in a solvent. It is thought to be far more potent than smoking regular flowers because it delivers a large dose of THC (the psychoactive ingredient) each time it is consumed.


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