Part 2: Cannabis Terms & Definitions for the Beginner

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Part 2: Cannabis Terms & Definitions for the Beginner

Hello, and welcome back to our Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Series. To be sure, things have changed a lot around cannabis in the United States. And, they continue to change every day! Here in this blog, we dive into the basics of cannabis terms for newbies, as well as for those who might be returning to cannabis after a long time away.

In this series we cover a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) exploring cannabis, cannabis basics, culture, accessories, home-growing, recipes, and destigmatization/decriminalization. If you ever have a question, feel free to email us anytime at

We hope you find this guide helpful, easy-to-digest, and interesting. Below you'll find the next 10 cannabis terms a beginner may find helpful.

Enjoy these Cannabis Terms for Beginners!

  1. Trichomes

    Tiny, crystal-like structures found on the surface of cannabis buds. Trichomes contain cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Check out this beautiful photo of trichomes on a Strawberry Cough plant!

  2. Dosing

    The process of determining and managing the amount of cannabis consumed in order to achieve a desired effect, while minimizing potential negative reactions.

  3. Cannabinoids

    Chemical compounds found in cannabis, such as THC and CBD. Cannabinoids interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce a variety of effects.

  4. Tolerance

    The body's lowered response to the effects of cannabis over time due to regular use. Sometimes, this results in needing a higher dose in order to achieve the same effect. 

  5. Extraction Methods

    Techniques used to separate cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds from the cannabis plant, such as solvent-based extraction or CO2 extraction.

  6. Decarboxylation

    The process of heating cannabis in order to activate cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. Decarboxylation removes a carboxyl group from their chemical structure.

         ⭐️ We break down the Decarb Process in an easy-to-follow, at-home recipe.

         ⭐️ Follow it up with Christine’s CannaButter Recipe, and you’ll be ready to start making your own edibles at home!

  7. Vaporization

    A method of cannabis use that heats the plant material or concentrates to a temperature that releases cannabinoids and terpenes as vapor. This vapor can then be inhaled.

  8. Tinctures

    Liquid cannabis extracts often made by soaking cannabis in alcohol or glycerin. Tinctures are usually put under the tongue, or they can be added to food or drinks.

  9. Topicals

    Cannabis-infused products, such as creams and lotions, which are applied to the skin for localized relief from pain, inflammation, and other conditions.

  10. Cultivation Methods

    Different approaches to growing cannabis plants, including indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse growing. Each method comes with its own strengths and challenges.

Dear Reader, we hope these cannabis terms provide you with helpful information as you search for and expand your cannabis knowledge. If you enjoyed this bit of cannabis education, then you might also like to read Part 1 in the series! Remember, knowledge is power! Share us and our series with your friends. We're here for you every step of the way.

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