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Common Marijuana Terms and Definitions

 Posted on April 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

If you’re curious to learn more about cannabis and some of the common marijuana terms, then keep reading while we give you a rundown of some of the more mainstream cannabis related definitions!

Marijuana or cannabis. Whatever you call it, there are some common terms and definitions that everyone should know. While some terms are more common regions or states, we’ll check out some of the more mainstream marijuana definitions.

  • Bong or Bubbler – A marijuana pipe which contains water that filters the marijuana smoke and cools it before being inhaled.
  • Bud or Buds – This is the flowering part of the cannabis plant. This is the part of the cannabis plant which most cannabis users utilize.
  • CBD or Cannabidiol – CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the two main cannabinoids which are found in the cannabis plant. CBD is found in both the marijuana plant and also the hemp plant. CBD has no psychoactive properties, won’t get you high and is currently being used in several medicinal products across the country.
  • Cannabinoids – There are over 113 cannabinoids inside cannabis. The two main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant are CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabinoids interact with the receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is spread throughout the body. Many health professionals believe the ECS is responsible for maintaining balance and harmony throughout the body.
  • Concentrates – Concentrates are marijuana buds which have been processed and reduced. Concentrates are used in edibles and dabbing. Common concentrates are budder, waxes, oils, shatter, hash and honey.
  • Dabbing – Dabbing is when you smoke cannabis concentrates on a heated nail or bowl.
  • Edibles – There are hundreds of different cannabis edibles. Common edibles are gummies, cakes, brownies, drinks, and suckers. They contain concentrated amounts of THC.
  • Hash – Hash is compacted and processed cannabis which is much more potent than regular marijuana buds.
  • Hemp – Hemp is a type of cannabis plant which contains almost no THC or CBD. Hemp can be used for paper, cloth, rope and a variety of other products. There is currently a federal ban on growing hemp across the United States unless you have a commercial or research exemption.
  • Hybrid – A hybrid is a cross between the two most common strains of marijuana, Indica and Sativa.
  • Indica – A strain of the cannabis or marijuana plant. Indica strains of cannabis result in a heavy body and head high that is used for pain and sleep relief.
  • Joint – A joint is a rolling paper filled with cannabis which is then smoked.
  • Medical Marijuana – Medical marijuana is marijuana which has been prescribed to treat a medical condition.
  • Pot – Pot is another term for cannabis or marijuana.
  • Recreational Marijuana – Recreational marijuana is marijuana which is being used for recreational purposes.
  • Sativa – Sativa is one of the two main cannabis strains. Sativa marijuana gives the user an energetic and uplifting high.
  • Terpenes – Terpenes are the small crystals on the marijuana bud or flower which are responsible for the aroma of the buds.
  • THC – One of the most well-known cannabinoids in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the high many user's experiences when they smoke or ingest marijuana.
  • Vaping – Vaping or vape pens are electronic devices which are used to vape dry marijuana buds and cannabis concentrates. There are hundreds of different variations which use different heating methods that avoid the combustion associated with traditional smoking methods.

A huge thank you to marijuana author Ben Jackson for submitting this excellent explanation of marijuana terms! If you have been arrested for any marijuana-related offense, please contact Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Craig Dameron at 817-222-0624.

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