Cannabis Definitions: A Chronic Glossary For The Newbie Pot Cultivator

Cannabis Definitions: A Chronic Glossary For The Newbie Pot Cultivator

In the sometimes confusing world of cannabis terminology, it is easy to misunderstand, or misinterpret some of the acronyms and/or verbiage steeped in the marijuana culture. As a means of putting us all on the same page, from a verbiage standpoint. I have prepared a quick little glossary that should help the newbie come up to speed with some of our more seasoned vets, and the terminology they use to explain their cultivation problems, plants and grow rooms.

As there are a many words relating to this specific topic, this will be the first of many posts providing glossary definitions for some of our more convoluted words.

  • Aeroponics: growing plants but misting roots that are suspended in their
  • Apical tip: the soft and supple growing tip of the plant
  • Backcrossing: crossing of an offspring with one of the parents to reinforce a trait
  • Bracket: small reduced leaflet in cannabis that appears below a pair of calyx
  • Calyx: pod harbor in the female ovule and two pistols, seed pod
  • CBC: cannabichromene – one of several non-psychoactive cannabinoids
  • CBD: cannabidiol – an anti-inflammatory cannabinoid, one of several non-psychoactive compounds found in cannabis
  • Feminized: the seed it will produce only 100% female plants
  • Hydroponics: growing plants in nutrient solution without soil
  • Indica: plant originating in the 30th parallel typified by wide, dark green or purple vegetation; it grow short internodes with profuse branching that forms a wide. Shaped plant, usually no more than 6 feet tall
  • Internodes: the space between nodes
  • Node: a section of the stem were leaves and side shoots arise; nodes are often swollen: and are sometimes referred to as joints
  • Pistils: small pair of fuzzy white hairs extending from the top of the calyx, designed to capture Poland floating throughout the year
  • Pollen: the male reproductive product that fertilizes the female flower, a cream-colored or yellow dust released by the male flower which floats along air currents to reach the female pistils
  • Psychoactive: affecting the conscious or psyche
  • Sativa: plant originating from the 45th – 50th parallel typified by tall growth, shaped like a pine tree with a genetic habit of producing plants in the 7’ to 15’ foot range, long internodes with a lighter green vegetation color and slightly dense buds
  • Screen of green (SCROG): a technique for supporting plants; a net is secured to a frame and held horizontally so the branches go through the holes; the net holds the branches in place so they don’t bend or droop and help support them when they are heavily laden with flower
  • Sea of green (SOG): indoor method for growing marijuana in which many plants are grown close together with little time spent in vegetative growth; rather than a few plants growing large infilling the canopy, many smaller plants are forced in the flowering creating a lower canopy and earlier harvest
  • Sepal: a modified leaf located at the base of a flower
  • Stipule: the section where the plant stem meets the leaf stem, or petiole
  • Strain: a line of offspring derived from common ancestral cannabis genetics
  • Terpene: a class of chemicals composed of repeating units of isoprene (C5H8) to form chains or 3-D structures; associated with various scents and may be responsible for the varied highs in cannabis
  • THC: tetrahydrocannabinol, primary psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant
  • Trichome: plant care that is either glandular (secreting) or eglandular (not secreting)