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Cannabis 101: Terms You
Need To Know
Have you ever read something about marijuana that got you thinking and asked
yourself what in the world was that all about? Then this should not happen once
you have gone through and read this article, as it looks to enlighten you on some
of the most important terms in the marijuana world. After reading, you will
already have the knowledge of these cannabis terms and learn some marijuana
facts and everything else in between.
Weed – the word “weed” is a street term used in making references to your
Vaporizer – a gadget that allows you to consume your marijuana by heating
your cannabis so that it can produce a vapor for you to be inhaled. It is
considered a safe and healthy way of consuming marijuana because only the
vapor is being inhaled.
THC – it stands for the word Tetrahydrocannabinol, a major chemical compound
found in cannabis and an active ingredient found in 100 cannabinoids. THC is
responsible for the “high” effect when you smoke cannabis and other
psychoactive effects. It has also been shown to provide treatment for many
Cannabis tincture – refers to the extract of cannabis and is made using an
alcohol. Cannabis usually has flavorings added to them and it makes them more
Cannabis strain – strain is a chosen variety of marijuana plants. These kind of
species is distinguished through their physical traits. The names given to their
specific traits are usually a reflection of their phenotype of plant, and the effects
of the plant or the place where the strain originated.
Cannabis sativa – the term sativa is already used on its own and a less specific
name for species of the cannabis plant. These kind of species has taller plants and
on their maturation, plants produce more cerebral effects compared to other
Cannabinoids – chemical compounds found in marijuana, which are responsible
for the different effects of cannabis on the body. The most common is the THC
Marijuana edibles – foods in which marijuana has been infused. They are
available in different forms, such as cakes and cookies, but there are other
options like drinks and cereals.
Hemp – It is usually made from the parts of the male cannabis plant. It is widely
used in different kinds of industry such as used in making ropes and paper.
Feminized strains – these are the strains where plants have been modified so
that they will only produce female cannabis plant. The latter are the only ones
who produce flowers, and the ones that are most likely to develop medical
Concentrates – substances made from dissolved cannabis in a solvent so that a
certain product has a very high level of THC. Concentrates are classified
depending on the method of their extraction and the consistency of the end
Trichome – a term that refers to plant's glands that are responsible for the resin
production, a sticky substance found on the leaves. This is where cannabinoids