HELPFUL CANNABIS TERMS & DEFINITIONS
Adaptor: Converts a male joint piece to female or vice versa
Atomizer: Attachment with coils for using concentrates (wax or shatter) that can be used with vape pen batteries
Banger: Dab accessory used on a rig which is heated with a torch (can be topped with a carb cap)
Bat and Dugout: Small one-hitter that fits inside a container with storage for flower
Bong (Tabletop Water Pipe): Vase-like glass contraption with bowl and downstem used to filter smoke through water for a more enjoyable smoking experience. TO USE: load bowl with ground flower, light with lighter or hemp wick, inhale through mouthpiece at top and remove bowl to clear the chamber of smoke.
Bowl: cupped piece with hole in center used to smoke flower through a bong or bubbler
Bubbler: hand-held water pipe
Cannabinoids: compounds which include the active components of cannabis
Carb: Hole used to regulate airflow in most handheld pipes
Carb Cap: Used to direct airflow and create an oven-like chamber in banger
Chillum: Straight-hitting pipe, ranging from one-hitter to large bowl
Cones: Conical joint packing paper, ground flower is packed into the open cone and the top is twisted closed
Concentrate: Condensed cannabinoids and terpenes. The concentrate high is most often felt in the mind, less full-body than smoking flower. Cannabis concentrates are frequently called “dabs” and are available in many forms: kief, hash, CO2 oil, butane hash oil (BHO), shatter, bubble hash, glass, was, crumble, budder, rosin, live resin, honey oil, distillate, etc.
Crutch: Thick, rolled paper mouthpiece used in a joint
Cure: The process of properly drying and storing freshly harvested flower. The purpose of curing is to allow moisture to be removed from the plant material to prevent bacterial growth and preserve the product for storage. Proper curing delays terpene and cannabinoid degradation.
Dab Cup: Storage chamber where exact proportions can be consumed with dab straw
Dab Rig: Smoking device similar to a bong, but adapted with a banger for smoking concentrates by filtering the vapor through water for a more enjoyable dab experience. TO USE: scoop concentrate with dab tool, heat banger with torch, use dab tool to melt concentrate against banger, inhale through mouthpiece and apply carb cap to banger (if desired).
Dab Straw: Glass tube used to take fast, efficient dabs. TO USE: heat tip to red hot, let cool 30 seconds, touch tip to concentrate and inhale.
Decarboxylate: Heating cannabinoids to convert THCa into THC by releasing CO2 and H20 (also called activating)
Diamonds: THCa crystals
Downstem/Slide: Tube that holds a bowl inside of bong
Edibles: THC infused products intended to be consumed orally
E-Nail: Electronic heated coil system used to keep bangers at a consistent temperature
Flower: The bloom of a female cannabis plant sold in the form of bud, popcorn (small buds) or shake
Glass Blunt: Glass tube with auger-like system to keep hits fresh and dispose of ash
Globe and Nail: Attachments for dab rig which can take place of a banger. TO USE: heat nail with torch, place globe around nail, touch dab to top of hot nail through opening in globe.
Grinder: Breaks flower buds down into a shake consistency, usually includes a kief catcher
Hemp Wick: Hemp cord used as a butane-free flame option
Joint: Ground flower or shake wrapped in paper for smoking
Kief (Sift): A powdery concentration of resinous, crystal-like trichomes that can be added to joints or on top of bowls
Nectar Collector: Three piece percolating dab tube, can be used with or without water (using water is recommended)
Pipe (Spoon): Handheld smoking apparatus for flower. TO USE: load the bowl with ground flower, light with lighter or hemp wick, inhale through mouth piece and use carb to regulate airflow
Poker: Long stick used for clearing clogged airways in various pieces
Rolling Papers: Gummed paper used for rolling joints
Screens: Accessory for use with a pipe which prevents ground flower from falling through the hole at the bottom of the bowl, can be made of metal or glass
Sublingual: Product like a tincture which is taken orally and absorbed through the mouth and membrane underneath the tongue
Terpene: Gives each cannabis strain its unique smell and taste, and also affect the characteristics of the high delivered
Tinctures: Oil or alcohol-based cannabinoid infused liquid product designed to be taken sublingually
Topicals: External-use cannabinoid infused products including salve, creams, balms and lotions. Most topicals are designed NOT to enter the bloodstream.
Trichomes: Microscopic protuberances on cannabis plants where cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids can be found
Transdermal: Intake method where cannabinoids are absorbed directly through the skin into the bloodstream in a slow, consistent dosage
Torch: Used in dabbing to create a hotter, more intense flame than a butane lighter
Vape Pen | Dab Pen | Battery: a vape pen includes a rechargeable battery and separate cartridge containing between .3 and .5 grams of concentrate (also available in an all-in-one disposable option). TO USE: screw the cartridge onto the charged battery, press button (unless using a draw-activated battery) and inhale through mouthpiece.