Medical Marijuana Terms glossary used in the industry.


Medical Marijuana Terms used in this site.

(For Research)

Glossary/mmj-terms.doc (here)

Cannabinoids: Compounds containing within the cannabis plant, which activate receptors in the brain to produce medicinal effects.

Cannabis: This is the technical term for marijuana. Both words can be used interchangeably and refer to the same plant.

CBD (Cannabidiol): An important medicinal cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, with non-psychoactive effects. --- (STI Products - Liquid Fill "Capsule fill")

Infused Edible
- Edible: A cannabis-infused food item, such as baked goods, chocolates, or lozenges. --- (STI Products - Blister Pack, liquid fill, Powder fill, or both).

Tincture: A liquid form of cannabis that is

made from glycerin or alcohol. Tinctures are
usually distributed in an eyedropper under the
tongue to provide fast absorption to the body,
leading to quicker effects than edibles and
inhalation, --- (2018) (STI Products - Liquid Fill "Tincture Fill")

Topical: Cannabis products such as lotions, balms, and oils that are used for pain relief (Prichard & Brown, 2018). ---- (STI Products - Could Be Encapsulated "Capsule fill")


Vaping : A method of cannabis use in cannabis vapor, rather than smoke, is inhaled. Cannabis flower or concentrate is heated in a vaporizing device (vaporizer) to a temperature below the point of combustion to produce vapor (CDPHE, 2016). ---  (STI Products - Liquid Fill "Vape Cartridge")

Vaporizer : A different way to consume cannabis . A vaporizer heats flowers or oils that activate Cannabinoids and turn them into a vapor that can be inhaled (, 2018). (STI Products -  Liquid Fill "Vaporizer Cartridge")

Ref; (2018)










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