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
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