The world of weed is a complicated, intriguing and scientific one in which slang and complicated chemistry are often blended together in daily industry lexicon.
Whether you are new to cannabis or have been recently stumped by a newfound acronym in an article, there are numerous times when a little explanation is needed.
Below are common marijuana-related acronyms and terms with their definitions.
*We are regularly updating this list to be the most comprehensive in the industry. If a definition is missing please leave a comment and we’ll add it.
ABPR – active back pressure regulator
ABV – already been vaped, referring to the THC-containing byproduct of vaporization
CAN – Cannabis Nurses Association
CBD – cannabidiol
CBDA – cannabidiolic acid
CBG – cannabigerol
CBGA – cannabigerolic acid
CBN – cannabinol
C02 Oil – CO2 oil is a cannabis concentrate, made from the Supercritical CO2 extraction process
Cottonmouth – The drying of the mouth that occurs when consuming some cannabis strains
GC – gas chromatography
High – Experiencing the psychoactive effects of cannabis, the sensation of consuming cannabis
HPLC/DAD – liquid chromatography-diodide detection
LC – liquid chromatography
MIG – Marijuana Industry Group
MS – mass spectrometry
NCC – National Cannabis Coalition
NCIA – National Cannabis Industry Association
PDA – photodiode array
SFC – supercritical fluid chromatography
THC – tetrahydrocannabinol
THCA – Atetrahydrocannabinolic acid
ATHCV – tetrahydrocannabivarin
UHPSF – Cultra-high-performance supercritical fluid chromatography