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A blunt is created by dumping out the tobacco of a store bought cigar then rerolling the cigar with marihuana. Two popular cigar brands to use to roll a blunt are Phillies Blunts or Dutch Masters. Blunts are popular because the wraps come in many shapes, sizes, and flavors, and can hold a large amount of marihuana. Typically lasting 30 minutes or longer, the blunt is perfect for parties or when smoking with friends. Just a heads up, the wrap contains nicotine so if you are anti-tobacco you should opt out of hitting the blunt.
A bong is usually a glass, ceramic, or plastic apparatus that is used to smoke cannabis flowers, herbal extracts, or tobacco. A bong, similar to a hookah, filters smoke through water so that it may be cooled before it is inhaled. In its simplest form, a bong consists of a bowl and a stem, but as the complexity and artisanship increases and the bong becomes more sophisticated, ash catchers, ice holders, and percolators may be incorporated. These additional “contraptions” are intended to further purify and cleanse the smoke. The bong is a staple in any stoner’s glass collection.
The dark and dank smelling liquid in the bottom of the bong. Bong water is the water in a bong that cools and filters the smoke, and through repeated use becomes increasingly dirty. If spilled, bong water will fill the room with an extremely unsavory and repulsive smell. Drinking or spilling the bong water is a stoner no. Replace the water in your bong regularly and all crises can be averted.
The part of a smoking apparatus where the marihuana flower is loaded. As such, a bowl can also be used as a unit of measurement, which is the equivalent to a few small nuggets.
Bud is a synonym for the flower of the mature marihuana plant. They are the actual nuggets that you grind up and smoke. Buds are the part of the marihuana plant that contain the cannabinoids including THC, CBD, CBG, and THCV.
A bud tender is dispensary employee, similar to a pharmacist, who works behind the counter and showcases the stores different products. They are usually very knowledgeable and will help guide you through your marihuana experience. Remember, they are there to help; if you have any questions from strain types to ingestion methods, feel free to ask.
Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is one of over 60 molecules called cannabinoids found in the marihuana plant. In recent years, CBD has become very popular for its many medical benefits and can help treat nausea, cancer, arthritis, seizures, pain and many other ailments and conditions. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties and is therefore very useful for those who want the medical benefits of marihuana but not the “high”. Cannabidiol can be extracted from the marihuana plant and can be processed into a variety of different medications including topicals, oils, and tinctures. There are also a variety of high CBD marihuana strains that contain small levels of THC, which will greatly reduce the psychoactive effects when consumed. If interested in high CBD strains a few are Charlotte’s Web, R4, Harlequin, Sour Tsunami, and Pennywise. Ask your local bud tender for more information on CBD and its benefits.
The chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that offers a variety of health benefits. Cannabinoids are a large class of compounds that act on the brains cannabinoid receptors in cells that repress neurotransmitter release. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the most well-known cannabinoid due to its euphoric and psychoactive effects on your body (i.e.; the "high"). THC can alter behavior, consciousness, mood and perception. Most health benefits of marihuana are associated with the cannabidiol cannabinoid, known as CBD. Marihuana products are often enhanced with CBD to provide more potent effects. Choose a strain with high levels of CBD if you're looking to use marihuana as an alternative form of medication. CBD is also used to treat Dravet syndrome, sold under the drug brand name of Epidiolex.
Indigenous to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes Cannabis ruderalis, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis indica. While Cannabis ruderalis lacks popularity due to low THC and small size, Cannabis indica and sativa have countless medicinal and recreational uses.
1. Depending on geography and population, Cheeba is typically a street name for marihuana. 2. Cheeba Chews are popular medical marihuana infused chocolate taffy that originated in Colorado. Known for their potency and consistency, Cheeba Chews are one of the most successful edible products to date. 3. Cheeba Hut is a popular Denver sandwich store that offers a variety of marihuana themed sandwiches. (There is no marihuana actually at this restaurant, just good sandwiches)
A clone is a marihuana plant clipping that can be planted and grown, creating a genetic copy of the mother. Scientifically, cloning is the act of asexually propagating the cannabis plant to create a genetic copy. Cloning is very popular in the cannabis industry and many strains are simply “clones” that are passed from one grower to another.
Cotton mouth is one of the annoying, but mainly harmless side effects of marihuana. When high, the mouth becomes abnormally dry, similar to someone of shoving a fistful of cotton balls in your mouth then asking you to lick envelopes. A simple solution to cotton mouth is eating candy or chewing gum.
Crystals or trichomes, are the part of the marihuana plant that hold the most THC and are specifically used to make concentrates like kief or hash. Typically when looking at marihuana buds, the more crystals you see, the more potent the product.
Dank is a term to describe very potent, high quality marihuana. It’s also used as a general word for something that is cool or awesome.
Diesel marihuana refers to a specific type of cannabis, which typically has a sativa effect and an odor that smells like diesel fuel. Diesels strains are popular for their potency, unique smell, great taste and very dense buds (which are heavily covered in noticeable trichomes).
A diffuser is a custom tube added to a water pipe to increase bubbles and airflow, which results in a cooler, cleaner and more flavorful inhale. Diffusers are typically located at the bottom of a pipe and are most effective when slightly submerged in the water.
A dispensary is a store that legally sells marihuana in a variety of forms, as well as other products, including paraphernalia and clothing. Depending on where you are in the country, one will find medical and recreational dispensaries, which offer product to medical marihuana patients or to the public, respectfully. Locations can greatly differ from one another, but almost all will feature a secure point of entry and one or more display rooms with multiple product offerings.
A dugout is a hand-held wooden box that holds a small one-hitter and a limited amount of ground marihuana in two different sections. A user would slide open the dugout, pull out the commonly spring-loaded pipe and pack it by pressing it into the compartment containing the bud. Dugouts are popular because of its semi-discreetness and level of easiness to use.
Edibles are marihuana-infused products that are consumed orally, versus smoking flower or concentrate. Some of the more common forms of edibles include baked goods (like brownies and cookies) and candy (like chocolate, gummies and lollipops), but can also be found in coffee, beef jerky, soda and more. Eating an edible is different than smoking bud because it’s being digested versus inhaled, which often results in a more intense and elongated high. When consuming an edible, it’s always safe to go slow and feel the intended effects first before consuming more.
An eighth of an ounce refers to the typical measurement of marihuana, which equates to 3.5 grams. You’ll find that all dispensaries throughout the country sell product in this specific amount to patients and customers.
Endo or “indo” is a word used to describe cannabis that is grown indoors, usually hydroponically. It’s also a common term that refers to quality bud.
A fatty is a very thick blunt or joint containing a large amount of marihuana. Typically speaking, a fatty can be shared with numerous people over a long period of time because of its size.
The flowers of a cannabis plant refer to the hairy, often sticky bud or parts of the plant that are harvested and used to consume in a variety of marijuana products. Technically speaking, they’re the reproductive organs of the plant and when fertilized by a male plant, seeds will be produced.
Ganja is typically referred to as the flower of the marihuana plant when smoking. The word originated from the Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit languages and its first known use was in 1689.
The start of any marihuana plant growth cycle is called germination, specifically referring to the period when a seed cracks and sprouts a seedling. This process is intentionally triggered to force cannabis seeds out of their dormant state and back into the normal growth life cycle. Germination rates average around 80%, which translates to eight out of ten seeds typically successfully germinating in most attempts.
Glass is an informal term used to describe the most popular and prevalent want to consume marihuana via a pipe, bong or bubbler. A ‘piece’ can be purchased at any smoke shop (head shop) and can range anywhere between $5 to several thousand, depending on the level of intricacy of the glass blowing technique to achieve the final product. These pieces are called “heady glass” and often look more like a piece of art than a smoking device.
A green out is like an alcohol-induced blackout, but in reference to consuming too much cannabis, usually through edibles or potent dabs. Although people new to cannabis are most often to experience this because they don’t know their limits, greening out can happen to anyone. It often will involve a range of uncomfortable feelings like blurry vision, nausea, paranoia, and loss of balance or hearing.
A grinder is a circular metal, steel or wood device used to breakdown marihuana to make rolling joints, blunts or packing a bowl easier. You’ll find that most grinders are separated into two or three sections: a top area with small, sharp teeth and holes, which sifts the marihuana through to a lower section where one can use the broken down weed how they desire. For most higher end grinders, there will be a third section that lets kief through, which a lot of users will use to pack on top of bud in a bowl. Many people use a grinder instead of breaking apart marihuana with their fingers so as to avoid getting sticky fingers.
A half-ounce is a typical unit to measure cannabis and is equivalent to 14 grams. Depending on the strain and dispensary, a half usually sells for $150.
Heady glass is defined as the highest quality glass blown pieces on the market, with high levels of complexity dependent on the artist’s skill level. These beautiful pieces sell for high amounts of money and often look like pieces of art.
Hemp comes from Cannabis sativa, the same plant as marihuana, but only contains a small amount of the psychoactive ingredient THC. It’s a product that can be commercially produced to make numerous products like paper, rope, food, building materials, fuel and more. Although it’s known to be one of the earliest domesticated plants in the world, it’s currently being cultivated in over 30 countries across the world and is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry within the next decade thanks to its potential to be a renewable substitute for fossil fuels. Unfortunately, there is still a federal ban on hemp production across the United States, although some states have been given permission to grow commercially or for research and development reasons.
A hybrid is a cross between two genetically different strains of cannabis. Hybrids can happen randomly or purposefully, but are typically done to mix two or more preferred traits of a plant to make another powerful combination. Most strains found in dispensaries are hybrids and ultimately create a diverse menu for the cannabis consumer.
Hydroponics is a popular way to grow marihuana that utilizes a soilless system. Typically speaking, this type of gardening circulates water and nutrients to plants roots which allows one to have more control over the grow process often resulting in better end products.
Indica is one of the three classifications of cannabis, alongside sativa and ruderalis. Compared to a sativa plant, Indica plants are smaller, broader and produce more bud. The majority of indicas will offer the user a very relaxing body high, which can help some people with chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and more. Having originated in Asia and the Middle East, this popular species include some of the more famous kush strains like Bubba Kush and OG Kush.
A joint is a rolled cigarette filled with marihuana. Typically speaking, one would roll a joint with very thin clean-burning rolling papers. This specific way to smoke bud is popular because it’s easy to roll (almost) anywhere, portable and effortless to discard. There are countless ways to roll a spliff, doobie, cone, etc., including smaller pinners and self-described fatties.
Kief is a result of separating trichomes from the marihuana plant. Often referred to as dry sieve hash thanks to the use of screens to facilitate the extraction, kief holds the most amounts of cannabinoids, making it potent and a very pure form of concentrate. Technically, water hash or oils are purer simply because it’s close to impossible to fully detach all of the trichomes form the actual plant through a waterless extraction method.
Kind is slang for very potent marihuana, typically with high levels of THC.
Kush is a specific indica strain of marihuana, thought to have originated from the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan and Pakistan where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. There is also an American version, called OG Kush, which is also said to have a similar lineage. A kush plant is usually smaller in stature, but always carries a unique aroma with typical relaxing or sedating effects. Some describe it as earthly, while some strains offer a distinct sweet or citrus scent. This very popular strain is available in varieties including Hindu Kush, Master Kush, OG Kush, Bubba Kush, Purple Kush and so many more.
Also known as cannabis (or ganja, pot, bud and mary jane), marijhana is a broad word for a plant and its flowers that contain several psychoactive ingredients like the popular tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and cannabidiol or CBD. Out of the 84 total cannabinoids present in the genetic makeup of marihuana, several of these lend itself to heightened psychological and physical feelings of euphoria and relaxation used for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Marihuana can be found in many forms including dried flower, concentrates, hashish, tinctures, and can be extracted and infused into butter, oil and flower, then added to any food recipe. It is consumed via smoking, vaporizing or eating. The price of marihuana differs greatly depending on the specific strain, THC content, amount and more. Historically speaking, marihuana has been illegal in many countries, which included the cultivation, transportation and consumption of the product – often resulting to it being sold on the black market. Having said this, many countries like the Netherlands have already decriminalized the plant – and others like the United States are slowly changing its marihuana reform, especially as new studies begin to emerge regarding its' incredible medical benefits.
Medical marihuana is a term in reference to the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, sleep apnea and more. Although there are varying opinions on the actual health benefits to consuming cannabis, many scientific studies have been released linking the plant to positive effects in patients. When used medically, marihuana can be consumed via smoking, vaporizing, eating extracts or using topicals like lotions or sprays. Although its use recreationally is not legal in most of the United States, many states have passed legislation for legalized medical marihuana. Within these states where medical marihuana is legal, a doctor has to prescribe a medical marihuana card to a patient in order to enter and purchase product from a medical marihuana dispensary. Oftentimes, these shops offer one on one consultations and a variety of products available at cheaper prices than recreational marihuana.
Being “medicated” is a term similar to being stoned or high. Most recently, the medical marihuana community has coined this term to help change the stigma surrounding the consumption of marihuana.
A one hitter (or one-y, dugout) is a piece of marihuana paraphernalia that includes a small hole with a thin pipe in the shape of a cigarette and an attached box that can only store a few nugs of marihuana. A user would insert the pipe into the box to pack the end with product. Because it’s such a small ‘bowl’, a user will only be able to get one hit, hence the appropriate namesake.
An ounce is four quarters or 28 grams of marihuana (technically 28.35 grams). People may buy an ounce of weed to save some money, as they’re technically buying in bulk. Often referred to as an “oz” (oh-zee).
A percolator is an extra water chamber common in many water pipes. The additional piece allows for a larger amount of filtration between the smoke and the water by diffusion, resulting in a better inhalation. There are many variations of a water pipe percolator, including single and double percolators.
Pinner is slang for a thin marihuana cigarette containing a small amount of marihuana. Usually rolled tightly, the shape resembles that of a pin.
A pre-roll is a joint or blunt of marihuana that was prepared before its intended time of consumption. One can purchase pre-rolls at a dispensary, which prove to be helpful if you don’t want to roll a joint yourself.
Recreational drug use is used to intentionally change one’s state of consciousness in order to produce feelings of elation. In the cannabis industry (specifically in states like Colorado and Washington), recreational marihuana can be purchased at a recreational dispensary by anyone (in state or out of state) who is 21 years or older with a valid government-issued ID.
A roach is the end of a joint and is often too small to be smoked for fear of burning ones fingers. As a result, a roach is typically smoked with a roach clip or saved with other roaches to be used in another, stronger joint or added to a bowl. A roach is brown in color because of it high resin consistency due to smoke deposits settling each time it’s inhaled.
Ruderalis is one of the three main variations of cannabis, including indica and sativa. Although this plant is less common than the other two and grows to approximately 2 feet high, it is known to autoflower with age, versus with a light cycle. Ruderalis is very high in cannabidiol or CBD.
Sativa is a shorter, less scientific name for the specific species of cannabis plant. This variety began along the equator in areas and can be traced back to parts of the Middle East, Asia and South America. The plant typically matures at a slower rate than other species, but tends to grow a lot taller as well (over 5 feet) with loose branches and narrow leaves – often delivering more product as a direct result. Sativas are well known for their energetic and uplifting cerebral effects, often to treat depression and encourage creativity and amiability. Having said this, consuming a sativa can sometimes increase anxiety in users, causing racing thoughts and paranoia.
Schwag is a word to describe low-quality marihuana that’s typically brown in color, and very dry. Most often, a lot of seeds and stems will need to be removed before smoking the actual weed. Even then, schwag is flavorless and will not be covered in trichomes, which is always a sign of quality bud.
For those who don’t grow cannabis, sensimilla may sound like a specific strain, when in actuality, it’s a female plant that has been prevented from being fertilized and therefore grows without seeds. Most people want to grow sensimilla plants because it produces flower with a higher THC content, versus putting all of its energy into producing seeds. Having said this, sensimilla plants are rare because they’re unable to reproduce until it’s fertilized.
Skunk refers to a strain of cannabis that is very powerful, and smells pungent, similar to that of a spray from a skunk. The strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid thought to have been discovered in the US, and is currently found in about half of all cannabis gene pools thanks to it’s popularity in the Netherlands.
A spliff is a joint rolled with tobacco and marihuana, typically in a European conical style shape. The term is also used in reference to a really nice, well-rolled joint.
A cannabis strain is a particular kind of plant species, either in a pure or hybrid variety like sativa or indica found in both the recreational and medical arenas. Each strain is grown to increase certain traits of the plant, with names being chosen by the actual grower to mirror the strain’s color, taste, smell, origin or physical effect on the user. There are hundreds of strains available, with more being produced everyday thanks to the many options to crossbreed. It’s important to note that the medical marihuana industry is trying to maintain some type of consistency between each strain, but unfortunately, many of them are misclassified or marketed improperly causing confusion for the dispensary owner or buyer.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) is the most recognized cannabinoid in the marihuana plant. First isolated in 1964, THC is accountable for its well-known psychoactive effects, which effectively causes someone to feel high. Unlike CBD (another popular cannabinoid), THC delivers a lighter, cleaner high that can increase creativity and more. This famous cannabinoid has also been used medicinally to treat various issues, including lack of appetite.
A topical is any type of cannabis product, including lotions, balms or creams that are applied to the outside of a user’s body to help with medicinal issues like body pain, skin problems, etc. Although these lotions showcase specific cannabinoids extracts like THC, topicals won’t actually get you high. The product is absorbed through the skin, so many users like the less aggressive approach to consuming marihuana.
A vaporizer pen (or vape pen) is a smaller version of a regular vaporizer. It’s portable and typically uses pre-filled cartridges available in varying sizes and types of cannabis, including Sativas, Indicas and Hybrids. In some variations, there is an option to fill the chamber with your own flower or concentrate. Vape pens and their sister product, e-cigarettes, have gained popularity within the world of marihuana because of its discreetness and lack of smell when used, which makes for a great option at a show, sporting event, bar, etc.
Vaporizers help a user consume marihuana differently than most other methods like a joint or pipe, which often combusts the product. Whether you have a portable or desktop contraption, each vaporizer will heat flower or oils to a very specific temperature that activates the cannabinoid and turns them into a vapor to be inhaled. Many believe that vaporizing is healthier than smoking because you’re not inhaling smoke. Having said that, vaporizers can be just as potent so always be careful when consuming as it’s difficult to know how much you’ve had as vapor is hard to see – or smell. Another alternative to the larger options within the vaporizer family is the “vape pen” or “e-vape”, which provides a level of discreetness and mobility because of how small it is.