Common Cannabis Terms

Whether you’re an OG patient or a newcomer to the legal market, there’s always new terms to learn when it comes to our medical cannabis industry. Step foot in Peake Releaf (or place your order online) with full confidence about the variety of products we offer and the basics of cannabis education. 

If there’s anything on the list that’s missing, let us know and don’t hesitate to ask our staff about it when you visit.

Accessories

These Items are used to administer, process or store medical cannabis products. These include the examples below, and have a multitude of these available in-store for you to pick up with your medicine!

Grinders

These come in a variety of materials like stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, titanium, ceramic and more. They do as the name says: grind up your flower for easier consumption.

Papers

They can vary in type (everything from flavored to rice to clear to hemp) and are the best option for rolling joints.

Vaporizers

These have many forms. Some are 510 thread batteries to pair with your cartridges. Others are used for on-the-go dry flower or concentrate consumption. It’s an alternative to smoking.

Jars

Available in a variety of sizes and materials like plastic, glass and metal. Use this to store your medicine and lean towards airtight ones to maintain the quality of your flower.

Pipes

Available in glass, wood, metal, silicone and stone. If you want a quick way to smoke or get tired of rolling joints, this is the way to go.

Aroma

This is the smell that typically accompanies quality cannabis. Flower and concentrate vary in the type of smells thanks to terpenes (explained below). 

Unfortunately, the pandemic prevents us from allowing you to follow your nose when selecting products. We offer the best medicine to our patients, so you can anticipate a robust, in-tact terpene profile once you’ve left our dispensary.

Butane Hash Oil (BHO)

A concentrate that is made by using a butane solvent to extract cannabinoids and terpenes, creating a THC rich product.

Bud

An alternative name for “flower.” This is the flower of mature cannabis that contains cannabinoids.

Budtender / Dispensary Agent / Patient Care Associate

Frontline retail associates in our dispensary. They’re knowledgeable about cannabis and different products in our store. You’ll work with them 1-on-1 to determine the best products for your specific needs.

Cannabinoids

Active compounds in cannabis that can trigger a myriad of effects in our bodies. The most well-known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). They’re both psychoactive with additional benefits to our bodies. Other potential therapeutic cannabinoids include cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG) and delta-8-THC. We talk about cannabinoids in our Cannabinoid Conversation series, an example is featured below.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extraction

A method used for creating cannabis concentrates.

Concentrates

Highly concentrated, potent purified cannabis extracted from its original form as flower. These products include: 

Hash

Composed of resin from the resin glands of cannabis.

Shatter

Glass-like, translucent cannabis wax named for its break-ability

Live Resin

Cannabis extracted from flash frozen flower and known for its freshness and retaining terpenes

Rosin

Melted hash oil made from flower, kief or hash that’s one of the purest forms of extracted cannabis

Badder/Batter/Budder

Similar to butter or cake batter in texture, it’s terpene-rich and comes from solvents or solventless rosin

Oil

Concentrated cannabis or hemp that contains large quantities of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes

Kief

Powdery collection of trichomes from cannabis

Wax

Created by hydrocarbon extraction using solvents like butane, propane, or CO2

Eighth

Also 3.5 grams, this is 1/8 of an ounce of cannabis.

Flavonoids

Induces vibrant colors in plants like the blue/purple of  blueberries or red in roses. In cannabis, this brings out colors like green, purple and orange. It also contributes to the unique flavors and smells of each strain, interacting with major cannabinoids like THC and CBD to create specific effects. On Fridays we premier new installments in our Flavonoid Fridays video series – check out an example featured below.

Flower

The term is often used in legal cannabis retail spaces to describe bloomed buds of a cannabis plant. It contains the largest concentration of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.

Half

Also 14 grams, this is 1/2 ounce of cannabis.

Hemp

Cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, mandated by federal law. This species of cannabis is legal and comes in 2 different forms: ingestible and textile. CBD products outside of our medical cannabis program are made from ingestible hemp. That includes oil, gummies and body care products.

Textile hemp can be used for construction and manufacturing products like rope, bricks, paper and may replace plastics in the coming years.

Ounce

Also 28 grams, this is the standard that eighths, halves and quarters are derived from.

Resin

Sticky residue that naturally secretes from resin glands in cannabis plant to deter pests. It also refers to the black, sticky residue in your pipes and other consumption tools after use.

Terpenes

Common in most plants, terpenes are aromatic oils that give plants their distinctive fragrance. You can learn more about the individual terpenes on our Cannabis Curriculum page, and an example of our Talkin’ Terpenes series is featured below. Check out this series to better your experience and maximize desired effects.

Trichome

The crystal-like glands on cannabis flower that produce resin, cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. They exist in the hundreds.

Vaporizer

A device that heats flower or infused concentrates to produce a water vapor to inhale. This is an alternative to smoking.