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

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

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