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420 (sometimes stylized as 4:20, Four-Twenty, etc.) is a code-term used primarily in North America that refers to the consumption of cannabis and is popular in cannabis subculture. Although many origin stories exist, the most widely discussed concerns the “4:20 Louis” group that searched for abandoned cannabis crop near San Rafael High School. April 20th has become a counterculture holiday in North America where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis with each other.


AbbVie is New York-based pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets marinol (dronabinol). Currently, they are the only American company distributing any synthetic-cannabinoids.

Afghan Kush

Afghan Kush is a cannabis-indica strain of marijuana that is part of the kush family. It originated from the hindu-kush mountain range. Afghan Kush is known for its orange/brown tint. It has a high THC content and makes for an effective pain reliever.

Amendment 64

See colorado-marijuana-legalization-initiative.

Ancient Blunt

An Ancient Blunt is a type of blunt that is composed entirely of roach remains.

Arrests of the Rich and Famous

Arrests of the Rich and Famous is a norml report that lists high-profile marijuana arrests in the United States. The report chronicles arrests of movie and TV stars, musicians, athletes, singers, performers and other cultural icons. The report argues that “The US government, primarily law enforcement agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (and its predecessor, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) since the 1930s have championed the arrests of famous citizens as a show of force, resolve, and, as a supposed deterrent to marijuana use.”

The full report can be read here.

Ash Catcher

An Ash Catcher is a glass slide attachment for a bong. It acts as another percolator for the bong and catches ash so that it cannot enter into the main chamber of the pipe. This allows for a cleaner and purer smoke.

Astro Turf

Slang term for marijuana.

Aurora Indica

An f1 hybrid of Northen Lights and Afghan Kush, Aurora Indica is one of the most potent indicas in existence. The THC level is at 15-20%, resulting in a strong indica body buzz. Aurora Indica produces exceptional resin and the plant’s buds are dense.

Image courtesy of Weed Portal

AVT Inc.

AVT Inc. is a company that makes vending machines, based in Corona, California. Over the course of 10 years, it has been a successful and growing business, touching a wide range of verticals such as food, beauty and fashion. As they have perfected the vending business, cannabis-related vending is a great venue for success. Look at the likes of Zazzz and their success. AVT Inc. has a market cap of $119 million. Stock Code: AVTC.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money


Slang term for high.


Slang term for one-hitter.

BC Bud

BC Bud is a generic term used for a family of potent cannabis-indica-dominant varieties of marijuana grown in british-columbia, Canada. The term has become a brand name in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska, where most of the weed is exported to.


Slang term for blunt.


Slang term for marijuana.


See butane-hash-oil.

Bill Maher

William “Bill” Maher, Jr. (born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.

Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, and the lack of intellectual curiosity in the electorate.

Maher favors ending corporate welfare and federal funding of non-profits as well as the legalization of gambling, prostitution, and marijuana. Maher is a member of the advisory boards for both the norml and marijuana-policy-project">marijuana-policy-projectMarijuana Policy Project, organizations which support regulated legalization of marijuana.

Wikipedia. Bill Maher.
Bill Maher. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Maher


Slang term for bong. It comes from the Australian word “billabong,” which is a small pool of water.


Slang term for smoking marijuana.


A Blunt is a slang term for cannabis rolled with the tobacco-leaf “wrapper” from an inexpensive cigar or wrap called a blunt. Blunts take their name from Phillies Blunt brand cigars, but often refer to any commonly-available and iinexpensive cigar or cigarillo. Another common term for a blunt is an “El-P” or “L”, a reference to the El Producto brand. Due to the tobacco content in the wrapper leaf, blunts carry with them the risks of tobacco use, including addiction and cancer.


A Bluntwrap is a tobacco wrap made specifically for rolling a blunt. Sold in packs, these eliminate the need to gut a cigar by providing the necessary components. Like all blunts, these carry the risk of normal carcinogens added to tobacco wraps.


A Bong is a glass water pipe used for the consumption of cannabis, tobacco, or other herbals. Suction is created when a carb is closed by a slide which is removed when the user is ready to inhale the smoke. The word is derived from the Thai word baung (บ้อง), which refers to a bamboo pipe used for smoking marijuana. The use of bongs date all the way back to the 16th century. It was introduced to China through the silk road and remains a culturally significant pipe for those who smoke weed.

Bong Water

Bong Water is water that is used in a bong. It is used to filter impurities from the smoke. Some people believe that by drinking the bong water one gets more high. However, thc has very low solubility in water, proving to be an inefficient method.


A Bowl is a pipe used for consuming marijuana through combustion, most often made of hand blown glass. Bowls can also be created from ceramic, metallic, and wood. A bowl can include a carburator, but this is not a necessary component of a bowl.

British Columbia

British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada. The province is known for one of the highest concentrations of marijuana home-grows on the North American continent. The potency and black market trade has established bc-bud as an internationally known strain of marijuana.

Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is a cannabis-indica hybrid strain of marijuana that generally produces an intense head high.


A Bubbler is a pipe intended for smoking cannabis. The piece is designed so that smoke burned from the bowl must travel through an apparatus containing a pool of water before it can be inhaled by the user. Although the terms bubbler and bong are sometimes used interchangeably, a bubbler can be used without a slide whereas a bong needs one.

Bucket Bong

Slang term for gravity-bong.


Slang term for marijuana.

Bud Site

Slang term for cola.


Slang term for marijuana.


Bunk is low quality marijuana. See schwag.

Butane Hash Oil

Butane Hash Oil is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids obtained from the cannabis plant. It is obtained by passing liquid butane through the cannabis plant. This cold temperature isolates and crystalizes the THC. Butane hash oil il is the most common type of hash-oil currently available.


Cached is a term for when all of the marijuana in a bowl has been smoked and all that is left is ash.

California Proposition 19

California Proposition 19 was a defeated statewide initiative on the November 2, 2010 ballot that would have legalized marijuana in the state of California. It would have also permitted local governments to regulate and tax the commercial production, distribution and sale of marijuana.


A Calyx is the sepal of the cannabis plant. They form a whorl around the around the petals to protect the flower of the bud. Calyxes form after the vegetative state of the plant begins to transform into the flowering stage. Seeds are also stored within calyxes.


Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that can stimulate cannabinoid receptors on cells that repress neurotransmitter releases in the human brain. Receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids which are naturally produced within humans and animals), the phytocannabinoids (often found in cannabis but also in other plants) and synthetic-cannabinoids (which are produced artificially by humans). thc is the most prominent cannabinoid, which is the primary psychoactive compound within marijuana. There are at least 85 isolated cannabinoids isolated that can be harvested from cannabis.


Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants indigenous to Central and South Asia. There are three putative varieties, including cannabis-indica, cannabis-ruderalis and cannabis-sativa. Cannabis has long been cultivated for a variety of uses, including manufacturing fibres, harvesting seeds and oils, treating medical conditions and inhaling as a recreational drug. The plant is noted for the presence of thc, the chemical component that affects the feeling of being high.

Cannabis indica

Cannabis indica is a putative species of the cannabis genus. It is often differentiated from it’s cousin, cannabis-sativa. First documented in 1785 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, it is known for its dense branches which are short and conical. Cannabis indica landraces tend to have higher cbd content than other members of its genus. Known for producing more of a “stoned” feeling than a “high,” the strain has less thc than it’s cousins.

Cannabis ruderalis

Cannabis ruderalis is a putative species of the cannabis genus. It is often differentiated from it’s cousins, cannabis-indica and cannabis-sativa. The plant is native to Russia and can withstand harsher climates in exchange for smaller cones. In addition, it produces flowers at a specific time, rather than using seasonal light to trigger flowering. It is used for industrial manufacturing and cultivation. It has a lower thc content than its cousins.

Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa is a putative species of the cannabis genus. It is often differentiated from it’s cousin, cannabis-indica. Throughout recorded history, human beings have cultivated the annual plant for manufacturing, food, recreation and religious/spiritual enlightenment. In addition, it has been used for medicinal purposes. Cannabis sativa landraces tend to have higher thc and lower cbd content than other members of its genus.

Cannabis Science Inc.

Cannabis Science Inc. is based in Colorado, and lobbies hard for the decriminalization of cannabis research. The team lead of Cannabis Science Inc. works closely with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Cannabis Caucus to push the Executive Order to the President himself. As we know, without the decriminalization of marijuana research, scientists and physicians are restricted from implementing patient-driven research. The company currently performs valuable research, however, they want this to be expanded upon by the entire country. Cannabis Science Inc. does file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which means there is reliable information available about their offerings and shareholder agreements. Stock Code: CBIS.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money


Cannabutter is created by extracting thc from cannabis and infusing it into butter via convection. This is typically achieved by cooking marijuana in the butter at low temperatures.


CannaVest has a strong focus on hemp-based products. The company is in the business of hemp and hemp-derived [glossary slug=’Cannabidiol‘]Cannabidiol[/glossary] (CBD), offering marketing, development, producing and selling. With the amazing advancements and obvious possibilities of applying hemp to our everyday lives, as well as the nutritional supplements acquired from hemp and CBD, I expect their presence to be strong in wellness, health and more. CannaVest does file with the SEC.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money


Canoe is a blunt that is not burning evenly. By burning on one side more than the other, the blunt begins to take the physical appearance of a canoe. In many circles, this is a sign that the blunt was rolled improperly or by an amateur.


Slang term for carburetor.


A Carburetor is a small opening on a bowlbubbler or pipe that allows the user to control air intake during combustion. By closing the carburetor, the user can create a vacuum and control the rate of combustion.

Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean Islands include all of the islands located in the Caribbean Sea. Despite popular belief, marijuana growth, transportation, distribution and possession is illegal in most of Caribbean Islands. However, many of these islands are moving toward decriminalization and even legalization.

Marijuana trade in much of the Caribbean is a global effort. Islands such as Jamaica usually smuggle marijuana into the United States through Southern Florida.


Cannabidiol (colloquially known as CBD) is a less psychoactive constituent of cannabis. This organic compound is said to have more medical properties than thc, and has been found to be effective in the treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and anxiety disorders. Evidence suggests that it may also inhibit cancerous cell growth.


Slang term for marijuana.


Cherried is a term for when marijuana continues to burn between hits while smoking from any form of bowl or bong.


Slang for smoking marijuana.


A Chillum is a short, funnel-shaped pipe (generally made from clay) used for smoking marijuana. Originating in India and South America, the chillum was traditionally used for smoking hash.

Classic Cannabinoids

See phytocannabinoids.


A Clip is the short, remains of a joint after it’s been smoked.


A Clone is a marijuana plant that was grown asexually from rooted cuttings. These plants are normally considered female. Clones retain the exact same DNA of their parent plants, which allows a grower to establish a reliable plant for desired potency.


A Cola (also known as a “bud site”) is the area of a female cannabis plant where the flowers and buds grow together. Healthy plants typically have one large cola at the center with smaller ones protruding from the plant.

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative (Amendment 64) was a proposed amendment in the state of Colorado that was passed on November 6, 2012. The amendment legalized personal use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. It also allowed citizens to commercially cultivate, manufacture and sell marijuana products.

Adults 21 and older are permitted to grow up to three immature cannabis plants and three mature cannabis plants within the state. All of the cannabis that is produced by the plants may remain in the place in which they were grown. Legal adults are also allowed to travel within state with up to one ounce of marijuana.

Cotton Mouth

Cotton Mouth is the feeling in one’s mouth as it dries up as a result of smoking marijuana and getting high.

Crimes of Indiscretion: Marijuana Arrest in America

Crimes of Indiscretion: Marijuana Arrest in America is a statistical report published by norml-foundation in 2005 with comprehensive analysis of marijuana-related arrests in the United States between 1995 and 2002. The study reports arrest statistics by region, state, age and more. The report argues that “Marijuana arrests doubled throughout the 1990s with no discernable impact on use, safety, or availability.”

The full report can be read here.


A Crutch is commonly used in rolling a joint. It acts as a “filter’ that helps support the air flow throughout the joint. They can be constructed from cardboard found in cigarette packs and paper packs.


A Cutie is a slang term for 1/4 oz. or 7.08 grams of marijuana.


Slang term for hash-oil.


Dank is an adjective to describe high-quality marijuana. The term is often used to refer to the smell of the weed.


A Dispensary is a legal point of cannabis sale. Dispensaries require patients to have a registered medical marijuana recommendation from a doctor that is approved by the state. They provide reliable marijuana with clearly-marked and researched potency levels.


Slang term for a joint.


Dope is a slang term that can be used to describe any drug, but historically has been in used synonymously with marijuana.


Dronabinol is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) designation given to synthetic thc. It is distributed nationally under the name marinol by ABBVIE.


Slang for 1 gram of marijuana.


Slang for 1 gram of marijuana.


Dugout is a container that holds both marijuana and a one-hitter. The one-hitter is concealed within the dugout, and when removed, can be placed inside the other side of the dugout for easy packing.


Slang term for blunt.


Slang term for hash-oil.


An Eighth (1/8th, 8th) refers to approximately 3.54 grams of marijuana.


Slang term for blunt.

Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis

Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis is a statistical report released by the norml-foundation in 2006 outlining emerging and revolutionary medicinal uses for marijuana. The report shows how medical marijuana can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic pain, diabetes mellitus, dystonia, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, gliomas/other cancers, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, hypertension, incontinence, Methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA), multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pruritus, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep apnea and Tourette’s syndrome

The full report can be read here.


Endocannabinoids are naturally-occuring cannabinoid compounds found within humans and animals. These compounds are known as cannabinoid receptors and stimulate activity in the brain when they are paired with phytocannabinoids. They are similar to monoamine neurotransmitters, they have a shorter range and have a retrograde signal.

Fronto Leaf

A Fronto Leaf tobacco leaf indigenous to the caribbean-islands. It is widely used to roll blunts because it intensifies one’s high due to the tobacco content.

Fusion Pharm

FusionPharm, Inc. provides specialty equipment, financing and consulting for the marijuana market. Pictured above, is just one of their products called PharmPods. They help cultivation professionals produce cannabis seamlessly, in a compact and efficient environment. They provide supporting products primarily to the medical cannabis industry. FusionPharm, Inc. does not file with the SEC, but this does not discredit the company in any way. Keep in mind, this solely implies there may be fraudulent information out there on this company and to be weary of false information regarding their offerings. Stock Code: FSPM.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money


Slang term for marijuana. The term originates from Jamaica.


Slang term for high.


Slang term for blunt.

Grabba Leaf

Slang term for fronto-leaf.

Gravity Bong

A Gravity Bong (also known as a waterfall bong or bucket bong) is an apparatus constructed for consuming cannabis. The gravity bong is made of two containers. Traditionally, these containers are glass, but plastic products can be subsitituted, as well. The large container has an open top and is filled with water. The smaller container has an attached bowl and an open bottom. The user lights the bowl and lifts the container upwards, creating a pressure difference. Due to this pressure difference, smoke slowly fills the smaller container until the bowl is removed and the user inhales the captured smoke.

Green Dragon

Slang term for tincture.


Grinder  (also called an “herb grinder” or “tobacco grinder”) is a cylindrical device designed to shred herbs, including cannabis. Devices are divided into chambers and layers that use metal or plastic teeth to shred through herbs. The shredded herbs are then collected in the next chamber. Although grinders have varying numbers of chambers, each grinder must have at least two chambers. Many grinders come with screens that serve to catch kief after it has been separated from the marijuana plant.


Guts refers to the tobacco content of a blunt cigar before it is emptied. This material is often removed and discarded before being smoked. Because it is made of tobacco, it contains the same carcinogenic risks as other tobacco products.

GW Pharmaceuticals

GW Pharmaceuticals is a United Kingdom-based company, focused on research, development and commercialization of cannabinoid medications. These medications will be prescribed for the treatment of neuropathic pain, cancer pain, and Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. They are mostly known for their development of and success with ">Sativex, which treats all pain and symptoms I previously listed. GW Pharmaceuticals includes Sativex Commercial, Sativex Research and Development and Pipeline Research and Development. They hold one of the largest market caps at $930 million. Stock Code: GWPRF.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money


A Half refers to approximately 14.17 grams of marijuana.


Slang term for hashish.

Hash Oil

Hash Oil (also known as dabs, shatter, or earwax) is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids obtained from the cannabis plant by solvent extraction. Hash oil is the most potent of the three main cannabis products, which are herb (marijuana), resin (hashish), and oil (hash oil). Hash oil can be consumed in various ways, including smoking, vaporization, orally or topically.


Hashish, also commonly known as “hash“, is composed of compressed or purified preparations of stalked resin glands, called trichomes, collected from the buds of the female cannabis plant. It contains the same active ingredients—such as thc and other cannabinoids (cbd)—but in higher concentrations than unsifted buds or leaves. The name hashish comes from the Arabic word ( حشيش ) which means grass. The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of hashish comes in wide ranges from almost none to 70%, and that of hash oil from 30–90%.


Heady refers to the effects of cannabis-sativa. A “heady” high generally is more conducive to cognitive function than the body high that cannabis-indica produces.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the second oldest university in Israel. Founded in 1925, the inaugural Board of Governors included preeminent scientists and scholars including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. thc was first discovered at the University in 1964 by a team of scientists lead by Raphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Gaoni.


Hemp is a commonly used term for all different varieties of cannabis. Hemp is used the world over to create various products, including fibers, oils and seeds. Many countries have instituted regulatory limits for the use of hemp due to the higher concentrations of psychoactive drug compounds, including thc and cbd. Hemp can be refined into clothing, pulp, foods, wax, resins, paper and fuel.

Hemp Beer

Hemp Beer is a type of beer that is brewed with hemp instead of or in addition to hops. Depending on how the beer is brewed and when the cannabis is added to the mash, it may or may not have strong enough levels of thc or cbd to induce a “high.” The beer can be brewed as an ale, lager, stout or other varieties. Although not illegal in the United States, recent legislation over the past 15 years has made it more difficult to produce hemp beers.

Hemp, Inc.

Hemp, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada supplies services, products and information for those focused on the medical marijuana industry. They do not cultivate or market medical marijuana, however, they did partner with Hemp.com in 2012. The company’s goal is to produce move nutraceutical products. Currently, they have hemp and blue-green algae protein products designed to improve concentration, energy and awareness, joint flexibility and overall wellness in men and women. With the increasing promise of legalization of medical marijuana cultivation across the country, investment is widely encouraged. Hemp, Inc. does not file with the SEC, but this does not discredit the company in any way. Keep in mind, this solely implies there may be fraudulent information out there on this company and to be weary of false information regarding their offerings. Stock Code: HEMP.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money


Hemp Wick is an organic, all-natural lighter alternative made from hemp which is then coated in beeswax.


Slang term for marijuana.

Herbal Cannabinoids

See phytocannabinoids.


High is a term used to describe being under the influence of marijuana. Symptoms vary, but can include: increased heart rate, dry mouth, low attention span, sensation of deep relaxation, heightened sense of enjoyment and increased appetite.

This “high” is produced by the chemical thc, which enters the brain within seconds of consumption, causing feelings of euphoria, relaxed inhibitions, fragmentary thoughts, lack of concentration, impaired memory, drowsiness, and even sudden panic or paranoia.

Hindu Kush

The Hindu Kush mountain range spans 500 miles between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. It is famous for the cannabis-indica subtype, kush. The highest point of the range is Tirich Mir (which goes up to 25,289 feet) and be found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


A Hybrid is a strain of marijuana that is a combination of both cannabis-indica and cannabis-sativa.


Slang term for bong.


Hydroponics refers to a specific subset of hydroculture that allows plants to be grown without soil. By using mineral nutrient solutions in water, the plants can absorb necessary compounds while growing in water only or through inert mediums. Many utilize hydroponics for cannabis cultivation because it allows for indoor, concealed growth.


Slang term for joint.


Slang term for joint.


Joint is a term for a cannabis cigarette. Rolling papers are the most commonly used medium for joints in industrialized countries, but joints can be rolled from cigarettes, brown paper, ATM receipts, leaves and more. When a joint is smoked to the bottom, it is often referred to as a roach.


Slang term for marijuana.


Kief (sometimes misspelled as keef or kif) is the resin gland of cannabis. Kief typically has higher concentrations of cbd, particularly thc, than the cannabis flowers from which it is harvested. Kief can be accumulated in in a grinder or via a sieve or mesh screen. Kief is typically used in the creation of hashish.

Kind Bud

Slang term for marijuana. It comes from the Hawaiian slang, “Kine”, which is a derivative of “Da Kine” (a Hawaiian term for “excellent”). It is typically known to be high-quality.


Kush is a subset of cannabis-indica that is grown in marijuana landraces from the hindu-kush mountain range in central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The subtype was brought into the United States in the mid-1970s and continues to be available to this day. Kush is one of the most famous subtypes, often referenced in popular culture.


Slang term for blunt.


A Landrace is an old, original or natively-cultivated plant. It generally has developed and adapted to its natural environment over time without human involvement.


Marihuana is the Mexican-Spanish name for the cannabis plant. Although it is typically written as marijuana currently in the United States, marihuana has been used historically in the United States.


Marijuana (from the Mexican-Spanish marihuana) is a specific preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. These preparations are designed specifically to increase the yield of thc and cbd for recreational and medicinal purposes. (more…)

Marijuana Health Mythology

Marijuana Health Mythology is a report written by Dale Gieringer, Ph. D., and published by norml in June of 1994. It provides arguments against 18 common misconceptions of the effects of marijuana, ranging from health to prohibition.

The full report can be read here.

Marijuana Policy Project

The Marijuana Policy Project is an activist group that supports the legalization of cannabis. Formed in 1995, they primarily argue that marijuana prohibition has failed. They lobby to change marijuana legislation and policies. They also garner media attention for their cause and often support smaller groups in their activism.


Marinol (dronabinol) is the only US FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid. Developed by ABBVIE and intended to stimulate appetite for AIDS patients, there is debate whether or not the drug is as effective as natural marijuana.

Mary Jane

Slang term for marijuana.

mCig Inc.

mCig Inc. of Bellevue, Washington is an e-cigarette maker. A product our generation is all too familiar with. Whether you are kicking a nicotine habit or you appreciate a good vape pen, you probably have one in your back pocket. mCig Inc. has positioned itself at the intersection of two major trends, nicotine smokers quitting and marijuana smokers being increasingly confident with openness. It is not FDA approved, per The Family Smoking Prevention Bill (HR 1256), as any tobacco product cannot designate itself as FDA approved, but I can safely speculate that that is not what most people use their mCig for. mCig Inc. does file with the SEC. Stock Code: MCIG.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money

Medbox, Inc.

Medbox, Inc. of Hollywood, California, engineers self-service, identity-verifying medicine dispensers. Currently, their position in the U.S. is behind dispensary counters, where the employees only have access to them. This is to increase the security that had been lacking when medical marijuana was first legalized in specific states. The company also wholly owns the subsidiary Vaporfection International, Inc., which relates to  Vapor Glass™ technology and Vapor Sense™ technology. Both cutting edge technologies to improve vaporization of marijuana, and investing in Medbox, Inc., shows two streams of promise. Medbox, Inc. does not file with the SEC. Stock Code: MDBX.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money

Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis, also referred to as medical marijuana, refers to the the effective use of the plant’s compounds to relieve symptoms. Compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are used as medical therapy to treat diseases and this practice dates back thousands of years. Medical cannabis is prescribed by selective doctors and filled by dispensaries.

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana specifically refers to marijuana that is prescribed by a doctor for a specific injury, disease, syndrome or ailment. Medical marijuana does not differ from regular cannabis (although varieties can be cultivated for specific thc or cbd concentrations by cross-breeding cannabis-indica and cannabis-sativa plants) and is a term used to differentiate it from recreational marijuana.

Medical marijuana is still tightly regulated, and many states require specific criteria be filled before a license can be obtained. Currently, within the United States, the following states and localities allow medical marijuana programs (listed below with year that programs began):

  • Alaska (1998)
  • Arizona (2010)
  • California (1996)
  • Colorado (2000)
  • District of Columbia (2010)
  • Delaware (2011)
  • Hawaii (2000)
  • Illinois (2013)
  • Maine (1999)
  • Massachusetts (2012)
  • Michigan (2008)
  • Montana (2004)
  • Nevada (2000)
  • New Hampshire (2013)
  • New Jersey (2010)
  • New Mexico (2007)
  • Oregon (1998)
  • Rhode Island (2006)
  • Vermont (2004)
  • Washington (1998)

Medical marijuana is typically distributed to patients through a marijuana dispensary.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. strives to act as the tax collection and payment alternative for medical marijuana dispensaries. In order to increase simplicity and safety in dispensaries holding excessive amounts of cash, they will offer a stored value card to be used at dispensaries. Medical Marijuana, Inc. recently has a lawsuit filed against it and the company does not file with the SEC. Those two factors suggest potential fraud. Stock Code: MJNA.

Sources: MarketWatch, MSN Money

Mother Plant

A Mother Plant is a plant kept by a grower for its vigor or desired characteristics, to be used in cloning and/or future breeding.


Munchies is a slang term used to describe the sudden increase in appetite which is induced by smoking marijuana and getting high.

Natural Cannabinoids

See phytocannabinoids.


The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML, pronounced “normal”) is an American non-profit advocacy group for the legalization of marijuana. Founded in 1970 by Keith Stroup and funded by $5,000 from the Playboy Foundation, the organization has grown to include 135 chapters and over 550 attorneys. NORML is known for their pro-weed media campaigns and activism for legalization efforts.

NORML Report on U.S. Domestic Marijuana Production

NORML Report on U.S. Domestic Marijuana Production is a statistical report released by norml-foundation in 1998 with comprehensive analysis of the American marijuana-production economy and estimated the value and number of cannabis plants grown in United States in 1997. The study argued that “Marijuana remains the fourth largest cash crop in America despite law enforcement spending an estimated $10 billion annually to pursue efforts to outlaw the plant.”

The full report can be read here.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is a pure cannabis-indica strain of marijuana that produces an intense body high. Originating in Holland in the late 1980’s, Northern Lights has won many cannabis awards. It is one of the most famous strains worldwide.


Nuvilex, Inc. of Colorado, is an international biotechnology company, spearheading clinical-stage studies to develop cancer treatments. They use live-cell encapsulation technology, known as Cell-in-a-Box(R). This technology helps scientists develop better methods to identify, quantify, and separate specific cannabis cells. Cell-in-a-Box(R) paired with cannabinoids may be able to be used to treat deadly diseases like brain and pancreatic cancers. Nuvilex, Inc. provides important research that can supply researchers across America with tools suitable to achieving breakthrough discoveries. Stock Code: NVLX.

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Slang term for ounce.

OG Kush

OG Kush is a cannabis-sativa-dominant hybrid strain of marijuana known for its long-lasting effects.

One Hitter

A One Hitter is a small pipe used for smoking cannabis. This particular type of pipe is designed to be packed with one hit so that the user can face the bowl in a single hit. Many are designed to look like cigarettes for easier concealment and public use, but any pipe that is intended for single-hit smoking may be referred to as a one hitter.


Slang term for one-hitter.


An Ounce refers to approximately 28.35 grams of marijuana.

Panama Red

Panama Red is a pure cannabis-sativa strain of marijuana known for its high thc content. Panama Red was popular in the late 1960’s, but its prevalence faded to new strains with shorter flowering times.


Papers refers to the wrapping papers used to roll a joint.

Peace in Medicine

Peace in Medicine is a medical marijuana dispensary located in sebastopol, California. They operate as a nonprofit and first opened their doors for business on June 27th, 2007. This Sonoma County dispensary was founded by current Mayor of Sebastopol, robert-jacob, and operates like a spa.


Phytocannabinoids are members of the cannabinoid family that appear naturally in plants. They are only known to be present in large quantities in the cannabis plant. thc and cbd are the most notable phytocannabinoids.


Piff is marijuana that is superior to average marijuana. It can also be used when describing a potent strain of purple buds. Every state/region tends to have a local, common strain that is best, referred to as piff.


A Pinner is a thin joint containing little marijuana.


Slang term for marijuana.


A pothead refers to a person who habitually smokes marijuana. Although some smokers embrace the term, it is often used in a derogatory sense.


A Pound refers to 16 ounces of marijuana. This equates to approximately 453.6 grams.

Proposition AA

Proposition AA was successfully passed on November 5, 2013. It called for the implementation of two taxes on recreational marijuana in Colorado. Effective January 1, 2014, there will be a 15% excise tax and a 10% sales tax.

The revenue earned from the 15% excise tax will used as funding for the construction of new schools. The revenue generated from the 10% sales tax will fund the regulation and monitoring of the marijuana retail business.

Puff, Puff, Pass

The Puff, Puff, Pass method is a commonly-used practice when two or more people are smoking either a joint or blunt. It refers to inhaling two hits before passing the joint or blunt to the next person.

Purple Haze

Purple Haze is a subset of cannabis-sativa grown by Dutch seed-breeders. The subtype is known to have a purple color, white trichomes and high potency. There is debate over whether the strain actually exists, as any strain of cannabis can develop purple calyxes if they are grown in sub-optimal temperatures. Contrary to popular belief, the Jimi Hendrix song “Purple Haze” is not about this subtype, but a purported dream that he had.

Purple Urkle

Purple Urkle is a cannabis-indica strain of marijuana thought to have originated in the Middle East. It generally has long orange hairs growing off of purple nuggets. Purple Urkle is known for inducing a strong body high and makes for an effective pain reliever.


A Quarter refers to approximately 7.09 grams of marijuana.

Rake Twigs

Slang term for smoking a blunt.


Reclaim is leftover butane-hash-oil residue that returns to a solid state after smoking. It can be found on the glass and even inside the water. It is similar to resin found in a bowl, and can be reclaimed for use again.


Slang term for marijuana.


Resin is residual thc and plant matter. It can be smoked and will get you high just as your bud would. Contrary to popular belief, resin is not any more unhealthy to smoke than cannabis, it’s about the same.


Slang term for being high.


A Roach refers to the remains of a blunt or a joint after it has been smoked.

Robert Jacob

Robert Jacob is the Mayor of sebastopol, California. He was elected to office on December 24th, 2013. In addition, he also is a founder of peace-medicine, a spa-oriented medical marijuana dispensary located in Sebastapol.


Sativex® is a cannabinoid medicine for the treatment of spasticity due to multiple sclerosis which is also in development in cancer pain and neuropathic pain of various origins.

GW has now entered into five separate licensing agreements for Sativex® – with Bayer HealthCare in the UK and Canada; Almirall in Europe (excluding the UK) and Mexico; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd in the United States; Novartis in the Middle East (excluding Israel), Africa, and Asia (excluding China and Japan); and with Neopharm in Israel.

Sativex® is made by gw-pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998 and is listed on both the NASDAQ Global Market (GWPH) and AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange,. GW is licensed by the UK Home Office to work with a range of controlled drugs for medical research purposes. The Group’s lead programme is the development of a product portfolio of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications, including Sativex® Oromucosal Spray and Epidiolex® for childhood epilepsy.

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Schwag is a term that refers to low-grade marijuana. The term can be used for marijuana that has slow levels of thc or cbd, was grown in sub-optimal temperatures or has defects due to infestation or disease.

Scooby Snacks

Scooby Snacks refers to the small amount of ash, marijuana and resin that pulls through a pipe into the mouth of the person smoking.


Sebastopol is a city located within Sonoma County in California. With nearly 7,400 residents as of the 2010 census, the city is known for its liberal leadership. The town received national recognition in 2013 when the voting population of the city elected robert-jacob as mayor, who is noted as the creator of the successful medical marijuana dispensary, peace-medicine

Second Gen

Like an ancient-blunt, a second generation, second gen is a reference to smoking roaches or clips. Most commonly when referring to opening the roaches or clips to pack a bowl hit or roll a pinner.


Slang term for marijuana that contains no seeds. It comes from the spanish term, “sin semilla” (without seeds). It is also used as a general slang for marijuana.


Shake is the small, ground up remains of marijuana left at the bottom of your bag/jar.


Slang term for hash-oil.


Slang term for marijuana.


A Slice is a slang term for an eighth or 3.54 grams of marijuana.


A Slide is a bowl designed to be inserted and removed from a larger apparatus. A slide is often used in conjunction with a bong to create suction. Slides can be made from glass, metal or ceramic, and are often used as ornamental pieces for those who own a bong.


Slang term for high.


Snickelfritz is a term used to describe any miscellaneous strain of marijuana, usually of low grade. Made popular by the 2008 comedy Pineapple Express. See also: schwag.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel (also known as Sour D) is a cannabis-sativa-dominant hybrid strain of marijuana known for having strong, long-lasting effects.

Sour Dubble

Sour Dubble is a hybrid strain of marijuana containing approximately 60% cannabis-indica and 40% cannabis-sativa. Its parent plants are sour-diesel and Sour Bubble.

Spider Mite

Spider Mite is a common pest that affects many plants, including cannabis. They are known to cause flecking, discoloration and scorching. Spider mites often become a problem after the use of pesticides, as they kill all of their natural predators.


joint that is rolled with a combination of marijuana and tobacco.

Sticky Icky

Slang term for good marijuana.


Slang term for high.


A stoner refers to a person who habitually smokes marijuana. Although some smokers embrace the term, it is often used in a derogatory sense.

Synthetic Cannabinoids

See dronabinol.

Terra Tech

Terra Tech Corp., has creative solutions for the cultivation of indoor agriculture. Head by horticulturists, engineers and scientists, their products are utilized by local urban farmers, green house growers and horticulturists. The company’s products can be found through specialty retailers in the US. For clients who may not need a location and fool-proof growing situation that a PharmPod provides, Terra Tech Corp., allows heavy customization that can be appreciated by those who are completely hands-on. Stock Code: TRTC.

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (colloquially known as THC) is the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis. This organic compound can be used to treat diseases and conditions by inducing relaxation, stimulating appetite and altering visual, auditory and olfactory senses. The compound was first isolated by Israeli scientists Raphael Mechoulam, Yechiel Gaoni and colleagues in 1964 at the hebrew-university-of-jerusalem.

The NORML Foundation

The NORML Foundation is the tax-exempt unit of norml that is responsible for educational and research activities within the organization. They first received media attention in 1998 with the release of norml-report-u-s-domestic-marijuana-production. In 2005, they released crimes-indiscretion-marijuana-arrest-america to showcase marijuana arrest statistics in the United States. In 2006, they released emerging-clinical-applications-cannabis.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a United States agency that offers reports, initiatives and programs for people with substance abuse issues and mental disorders.

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High is a 2007 documentary by Brett Harvey. The film explores the british-columbia underground drug trade, national and international laws and police intervention. It also features commentary and analysis from Joe Rogan, Tommy Chong and more.


Slang term for pinner.


Tincture (also known as Green Dragon) is the result of extracting thc and Cannabinoids by soaking any part of the plant (leaves, flowers or stems) in a high-proof spirit/grain alcohol. If you bake or dry the Cannabis prior to soaking it in alcohol, you will increase the potency of the THC. You can reap the benefits of the THC by vaporizing, dropping it orally or just applying it to your skin.


Trainwreck is a cannabis-sativa-dominant hybrid strain of marijuana originating in Northern California. It is purported to be 90% cannabis-sativa and 10% cannabis-indica. Trainwreck is known for having moderately strong effects.


Trichomes are the small very fine appendages that grow on the surface of the actual bud. They contain the compound, thc, which is the very essence to giving you that head euphoric high. These trichomes also protect the seeds from insects. Trichomes usually appear around the last two weeks of the flowering stage which is known as “window of peak maturity”.

Tulip Joint

Tulip Joint is a type of joint that is enlarged at one end and smaller at the other. Tulip joints are a Dutch speciality that are gaining popularity in the United States.


Slang term for vaporizer-2.

Vape Holdings, Inc.

Vape Holdings, Inc. of Woodland Hills, California is lead by Joe Andreae. He’s an industry veteran and has been involved in alternative medicine for most of his life. The company strives to deliver results and long term value with their premier brand, HIVE Ceramics. This medical and food grade ceramic even offers domeless elements (nails), perfect for smooth and clean dabbing. Stock Code: VAPE.

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A Vaporizer is a healthier alternative to lighting up your cannabis. Vaporizers work by heating weed to a temperature hot enough to vaporize the plant material but not burn it, so you inhale the essential active compounds without inhaling any smoke or harmful by-products like tar or carbon monoxide which can irritate your throat and lungs. Vaporizers also give off less of a telltale smell and can be purchased to be used only at home or on the go.

Washington Initiative 502

Washington Initiative 502 was an initiative that was passed in 2012. It was presented to the Washington State Legislature after enough 241,153 signature were submitted. It was passed by a margin of 56 to 44 percent.

The initiative defined and legalized small amounts of marijuana-related products for adults, and also established taxes and defined the ways that revenue could be focused into healthcare, substance-abuse prevention and education. 21 was designated as the legal age for marijuana possession under state law.

Waterfall Bong

Slang term for gravity-bong.


Slang term for high.


Slang term for marijuana.

White Widow

White Widow is a hybrid strain of marijuana that has a large quantity of white trichomes. It is known for its high thc content and potency. White Widow was bred by Australian native, Shantibaba.

Whole Flower

Whole flower cannabis is a specific preparation of marijuana where the plant is left in its natural state.


Slang term for high.