Cannabis 101

Terms for the times: Here's your Cannabis 101 vocabulary lesson!

Biomass

Cannabis plant material that has been harvested from the field for the purpose of cannabinoid extraction. 

Cannabinoid

Chemicals that influence cell receptors in the brain and body and can change how those cells behave

Delta-8

a cannabis compound that has become popular because of its similarity to THC, the main compound in cannabis that gets you high, causing euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom relief, and much more.

Flower

Known as the hairy or sticky parts of the plant which are harvested for consumption in various products, also known as the reproductive organs of the plant

Indica

One of the main subspecies of cannabis. People who choose Indica-dominant strains are often seeking a calming relaxed effect.

Terpene

Fragrant oils secreted from the resin glands of flowers that provide aromatic diversity. They are not just found in the cannabis plant, but other plants as well. Terpenes bind to different receptors in the brain to give different effects.

Cannabidiol

The second most commonly used cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. CBD has become popular for its therapeutic effects in autism, epilepsy, and nerve problems 

Cannabis

A flowering genus of plants in the Cannabaceae Family. Most often used to describe cannabis strains that contain THC.

Edible

Term used to describe a food (or chewable, food-based product) that’s been infused with cannabis.

Hemp

The plant of the genus Cannabis or any part of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis of any part of the plant of the genus Cannabis.

Sativa

Chemicals that influence cell receptors in the brain and body and can change how those cells behave

THC

The psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, responsible for its euphoric effects.

Tincture

A liquid form of cannabis that is made from glycerin or alcohol.