FAQ Group: Glossary of Terms

Pistil

The pistil contains the reproductive parts of a female flower, including on the cannabis plant.

Resin

Resin is released from the trichomes of the cannabis plant and has a high THC concentration.

Strain

Cannabis indica, sativa or a hybrid, cultivated specifically for its effects. There are hundreds of strains with wide-ranging properties.

Terpenes

Compounds found in all organic material. They’re responsible for variations in fragrance and character of cannabis.

THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol. The primary component in cannabis, it has a psychoactive effect. Its concentration in dried cannabis can be less than 1% or as high as 30%.

Tincture

Liquid cannabis extract that can be mixed into drinks or flavoured and used as drops under the tongue.

Topical Products

Cannabis Topicals are products such as lotions and oils that have been infused with cannabis extracts and are meant to be applied to the external body surface which includes hair, skin and nails.

Trichome

From the Greek word “Tríchōma,” meaning “growth of hair,” these mushroom-shaped glands are found on the cannabis plant’s leaves, stems and calyxes. Trichomes secrete resin, where terpenes and cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are produced

Vaporizer

Also called a “vape,” this is an accessory used to inhale dried cannabis by gently heating instead of burning it and decarboxylate the product thereby releasing the THC and CBD.

Grinders

An accessory that breaks up larger pieces of dried cannabis flowers. This helps prepare it for use in pipes, vapourizers, etc.