Cannabis Acronym Glossary

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

ABValready been vaped, referring to the THC-containing byproduct of vaporization

Bag Appeal – How cannabis flower appears; the observable aesthetics of the plant material as if it were in a clear zip-loc bag.

Blazed – The state of being high

Boof – Low quality cannabis, usually over-priced low grade material

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

Cone – A type of joint that is fatter at the tip and narrower at the butt, often in .5, .75, 1, and 1.5 gram weights

Cottonmouth – The drying of the mouth that occurs when consuming some cannabis strains

Couch-lock – The sensation of being unable to move because you’re so stoned, usually associated with indica-dominant strains

Frosty – A cannabis flower that has a large amount of trichomes giving it a frosted or “frosty” looking appearance similar to a dusting of ice/snow

GC – gas chromatography

High – Experiencing the psychoactive effects of cannabis, the sensation of consuming cannabis

HPLC/DAD – liquid chromatography-diodide detection

Joint – A half gram to full gram of cannabis rolled up in a paper for smoking

LC – liquid chromatography

Loud – Meaning beautiful very odorous cannabis, indicative of extremely high quality production

Mids – Previously considered decent cannabis but with the advent of legalization “mids” is now considered low grade material

MIG – Marijuana Industry Group

Munchies – Pleasant appetite stimulation brought on by the consumption of cannabis

MS – mass spectrometry

NCC – National Cannabis Coalition

NCIA – National Cannabis Industry Association

Ouid – A clever way of spelling “weed” to avoid triggering social platform censorship

PDA – photodiode array

Pre-Roll – A joint of cannabis that has been prepared for the consumer, often in cone shape

SFC – supercritical fluid chromatography

Shake – The pieces of the flower that fall off the main nugs in a jar at the dispensary that is usually sold at a discounted rate

THC – tetrahydrocannabinol

THCA – Atetrahydrocannabinolic acid

ATHCV – tetrahydrocannabivarin

UHPSF – Cultra-high-performance supercritical fluid chromatography

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