Canna-Speak

Terms for the times: Here's your Cannabis 101 vocab lesson!

Cannabutter can be used in cooking and baking to make delicious, medicated eats and treats.

Cooking with cannabis is another delivery method for people who want to avoid inhalation or add something new to their repertoire (we can show you how and share some of our favorite recipes).

Examples of common concentrates are: Shatter, Wax, Crumble, Crystalline, Distillate, Sap, Kief, Hash, Rosin, Live Resin

To dab, you need to heat a cannabis concentrate to its melting point.

The resulting vapor is inhaled, most often through hardware called a “dab rig.”

Terpenes are also found in a wide variety of plants.

For example, Limonene gives the rinds of fruits such as lemons and oranges their citrusy smell. Pinene provides the fresh, bright scent of many plants, including pine needles, rosemary, and basil. Linalool is most abundant in the lavender plant and gives the flower its rich scent. Myrcene is a terpene commonly found in plants such as hops, lemongrass, and thyme.

Tincture A tincture is a cannabis-infused liquid, made by soaking decarboxylated (activated) cannabis in a solvent. Traditionally, the solvent was always alcohol.

Today, you’ll see all kinds of bases, like MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil, which is usually derived from coconuts.

MCT is currently a popular solvent choice, both for its health reasons, and because cannabinoids are readily soluble within it. The plant matter is eventually removed from the solvent, yet the cannabinoids remain.