A blunt is a roll with cannabis inside a cigar or blunt wrap. The wraps are made out of tobacco, which can add a little buzz and energy to your high.
A bong is a filtration device used for smoking cannabis flower. The base of a bong is filled with water which cools the smoke as it passes through. It typically produces a heavier high, which is why it is a favoured method of consumption.
Bubble hash is a cannabis concentrate made by using ice water, agitation, and a sieve. It is a powder-like substance, similar to kief, and its colour can range from blonde to red, to black. For added potency, sprinkle some bubble hash into your joint or over your bowl.
Budder is a consistency of concentrated cannabis which is smooth and quite similar to butter. This form of cannabis concentrate is dabbed.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. The most notable cannabinoid is THC (full name: phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol); THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.
CBD is for short Cannabidiol, which is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant after THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Extensive scientific research – much of it sponsored by the U.S. government – and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of maladies, including (but not limited to):
- Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
- Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
- Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
Dabs are portions of cannabis concentrates that you vaporize using a dab rig, through a process known as dabbing. Dab can be used to refer to a form of concentrate such as budder, crumble, sauce, shatter, or wax. These concentrated forms of cannabis are much more potent than marijuana flower.
A non stick mat, often times made of silcone, used when dabbing to keep your rig in place and protect the surface it is on.
A dab rig is a pipe designed for vaporizing cannabis concentrates, sometimes referred to as an oil rig or vapor rig. Similar to a bong, a dab rig also filters concentrate vapor through water at the base.
Distillate is a cannabis extract in which the final product has been systematically stripped of all materials and compounds except one specific cannabinoid.
Distillate is a potent cannabis oil that can be used on its own or infused in other cannabis products or goods. It can be used to dab, vaporize, and mix in as an ingredient in edibles, topicals, and other products (most vape pens and cartridges use distillate).
The most common forms of distillate on the market are THC oil and cannabidiol CBD oil.
Cannabis edibles are any food that is infused with cannabinoids (THC or CBD). Popular cannabis edibles include cannabis-infused candies, cannabis-infused chocolates, and cannabis-infused baked goods.
A cannabis extract is a specific type of cannabis concentrate. Extracts are unique because they are made exclusively through the use of a solvent.
Details of the extraction process differ slightly based on the specific solvent being used. In general, the process involves combining cannabis plant materials with another chemical or substance (the solvent) in such a way that all the cannabinoids are stripped away from the plant matter. The plant matter is then separated from the cannabinoid-infused solvent, and the solvent is evaporated away, what’s left behind is a mass of highly-concentrated cannabinoids.
Most cannabis extracts must be consumed by dabbing. Some common cannabis extracts are: crumble, wax, shatter, budder, live resin, and tincture.
Cannabis flower refers to the smokable part of the cannabis plant. Common names for cannabis flower are: weed, bud, nug, ganja, marijuana, and dank.
Hash, short for Hashish, is a cannabis concentrate that’s typically inhaled or smoked via pipe, bong, vaporizor or rolled into a joint. It is is made by removing the trichome glands from a cannabis plant and repeatedly compressing them to form a hardened, solid piece.
Hash is arguably one of the oldest types of cannabis concentrates, with written texts referring to hashish dating as far back as the 12th and 13th centuries. The varying look and feel of hashish is closely tied to its history and the method used to make it.
Hybrid is a category of cannabis strains that are a mix of the two main classes of cannabis “indica” and “sativa”. Hyrbid cannabis flowers offer a more balanced high between mind and body effects, and are found to be ideal for creativity and productivity.
The most effective way to take cannabis oil is sublingually, where the oil is placed under the tongue with a dropper and absorbed by the mucous membranes that lead directly to the bloodstream. This method allows it to bypass the stomach, which raises the bioavailability (the number of cannabinoids that make it to your bloodstream when your body absorbs the medicine) and takes about 15 to 30 minutes to kick in.
You can also use cannabis oil like you would an edible or a capsule by adding it to food and drinks. While this method is effective, the bioavailability of anything you ingest is generally lower, meaning you won’t absorb the cannabinoids as thoroughly because they must pass through the stomach and the liver. Ingesting cannabis oil can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to kick in depending on things like what you’ve eaten and the speed of your metabolism.
A vape, or vape pen, is a handheld device consisting of a battery attached to a cartridge filled with cannabis concentrate. With a Vape Pen, concentrates are heated, not burned. Instead of smoke, the output is vapor. Because of the lack of smoke and handheld convenience from vape pens, some cannabis users prefer vaping over smoking.
A type of concentrate named primarily for it’s appearance and texture. It often has an opaque appearance and a thick texture. Wax can be used by adding it to a joint, vaporized in wax vape pen, or for more experienced users, dabbed.