glossary: Cannabis Terms
& Quick Reference Guide

Although popular, Cannabis terms can be complicated for some. We have compiled some of the most widely used terms as a quick reference guide for individuals new to CBD or the Cannabis industry as a whole, including those looking to brush up on thier terminology.

2-Arachidonoylglycerol

2-Arachidonoylglycerol – Also known as 2-AG, one of two endogenous cannabinoids identified–known to be abundant in the central nervous system.

Access Point

A medical access point is an authorized location where patients can find and purchase medical marijuana. It can also be called a pick-up location, and while medication should be fairly easy to obtain, the facility must follow state guidelines so authorization, paperwork, and a store process should be expected. In the medical cannabis community, an access point is often synonymous with a dispensary depending on individual state legislation, guidelines, and lingo.

Aroma

“Aroma” is a term used to describe the general smell and/or taste of a certain plant or flower. Because an individual's definition of aromas such as (“gas," earthy,” skunky,” or “citrus“) can differ somewhat, aroma descriptions are meant as a basic guideline.

Adult Use

A medical access point is an authorized location where patients can find and purchase medical marijuana. It can also be called a pick-up location, and while medication should be fairly easy to obtain, the facility must follow state guidelines so authorization, paperwork, and a store process should be expected. In the medical cannabis community, an access point is often synonymous with a dispensary depending on individual state legislation, guidelines, and lingo.

Anandamide (AEA)

2-Arachidonoylglycerol – Also known as 2-AG, one of two endogenous cannabinoids identified–known to be abundant in the central nervous system.

Beta-Caryophyllene

This terpene is often associated with a strong black pepper scent and flavor and is one of the best terpenes that help relieve anxiousness. Cannabis strains that contain beta-caryophyllene are considered to be some of the most calming and soothing strains available.

Bioavailable

Refers to how fast a substance (CBD) once ingested, can be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Blunt

A medical access point is an authorized location where patients can find and purchase medical marijuana. It can also be called a pick-up location, and while medication should be fairly easy to obtain, the facility must follow state guidelines so authorization, paperwork, and a store process should be expected. In the medical cannabis community, an access point is often synonymous with a dispensary depending on individual state legislation, guidelines, and lingo.

Broad Spectrum

The cannabinoid profile of a CBD product, containing every element of the cannabis plant – including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other beneficial cannabinoids.

Bud

Bud refers to the actual flower of the marijuana plant. These are the fluffy parts that are harvested and used for recreational or medicinal purposes as they contain the highest concentrations of active cannabinoids.

Budtender

This is the attendant working behind the counter at your local dispensary or retail cannabis shop who may be able to answer your questions on strains, cannabis products, and make suggestions based on your needs.

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are a group of substances of the cannabis plant. In cannabis there are over 100 cannabinoids of which THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the most prevalent. Learn more about cannabinoids

Cannabis

A genus of sturdy flowering plants in the cannabaceae family. Specified by species (Sativa or Indica) or by classification (marijuana or hemp). Cannabis is used to produce hemp, medicinal products, and adult-use stimulants.

CBC

Cannabicromene (CBC) is a non-intoxicating. prominent phytocannabinoid with robust anti-inflammatory properties.

CBCA

A genus of sturdy flowering plants in the cannabaceae family. Specified by species (Sativa or Indica) or by classification (marijuana or hemp). Cannabis is used to produce hemp, medicinal products, and adult-use stimulants.

CBD

CBD is a major phytocannabinoid the second most abundant, accounting for up to 40 percent of the cannabis plant. CBD can be sourced from both marijuana and hemp plants. Cannabidiol (CBD) boasts a wide range of potential therapeutic properties, which have created a high demand for products within various industries catering to animal health and human wellness.

Cannabis

A genus of sturdy flowering plants in the cannabaceae family. Specified by species (Sativa or Indica) or by classification (marijuana or hemp). Cannabis is used to produce hemp, medicinal products, and adult-use stimulants.

CBC

Cannabicromene (CBC) is a non-intoxicating. prominent phytocannabinoid with robust anti-inflammatory properties.

Cannabis

A genus of sturdy flowering plants in the cannabaceae family. Specified by species (Sativa or Indica) or by classification (marijuana or hemp). Cannabis is used to produce hemp, medicinal products, and adult-use stimulants.

CBC

Cannabicromene (CBC) is a non-intoxicating. prominent phytocannabinoid with robust anti-inflammatory properties.

Cannabis

A genus of sturdy flowering plants in the cannabaceae family. Specified by species (Sativa or Indica) or by classification (marijuana or hemp). Cannabis is used to produce hemp, medicinal products, and adult-use stimulants.

CBC

Cannabicromene (CBC) is a non-intoxicating. prominent phytocannabinoid with robust anti-inflammatory properties.