A-linolenic acid (ALA)

α-Linolenic acid (ALA) is an n−3 fatty acid. It is one of two essential fatty acids (the other being linoleic acid), so called because they are necessary for health and cannot be produced within the human body. It is an isomer of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a polyunsaturated n−6 (omega-6) fatty acid.

Access Point

In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). An access point connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network.


A small, dry, one-seeded fruit that does not open to release the seed.

Active pharmaceutical ingredient

An active ingredient (AI) is the ingredient in a pharmaceutical drug that is biologically active. The similar terms active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and bulk active are also used in medicine, and the term active substance may be used for natural products.


A similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages.

Agricultural Act of 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642; Pub.L. 113–79, also known as the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill), formerly the "Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013", is an act of Congress that authorizes nutrition and agriculture programs in the United States for the years of 2014-2018.

Agricultural Hemp

Industrial hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same plant species as marijuana. ... Industrial hemp refers to cannabis varieties that are primarily grown as an agricultural crop. Hemp plants are low in THC (marijuana's primary psychoactive chemical).

Allosteric modulator

In biochemistry and pharmacology, an allosteric modulator (allo- from the Greek meaning "other") is a substance which indirectly influences (modulates) the effects of an agonist or inverse agonist at a target protein, for example a receptor.

Alpha-linolenic acid

Medical Definition of alpha–linolenic acid. : an isomer of linolenic acid that is an omega-3 fatty acid found especially in seeds (such as flaxseed and soybean) and the oil prepared from them


A naturally occurring arachidonic acid derivative, present in some foods and in mammalian brains, where it acts as a messenger molecule and plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory, and fertility.


A substance that interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another.


An antidepressant is an agent that reduces depression.


Chiefly of a drug - used to reduce anxiety.

Apical bud

Apical bud [ Botany ] Synonym: Terminal bud. Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names. The apical (Terminal) bud of a plant is the primary growing point located at the apex (tip) of the stem. It is the dominant bud, since it can cause all the Axillary (lateral) buds below them to remain dormant


A distinctive, typically pleasant smell.

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Backcross (BX)

Backcrossing is a crossing of a hybrid with one of its parents or an individual genetically similar to its parent, in order to achieve offspring with a genetic identity which is closer to that of the parent. It is used in horticulture, animal breeding and in production of gene knockout organisms.


A biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel.


Not sharp (of a knife, pencil, etc.) having a worn-down edge or point.


A device used for smoking various substances, but most commonly marijuana. A bong is filled with water which cools the smoke as it passes through.


A drinking fountain.


A compact knob-like growth on a plant that develops into a leaf, flower, or shoot


A medical cannabis dispensary worker who sells and is knowledgeable of various marijuana products.


The sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower in bud


Small family of flowering plants. As now circumscribed.

Cannabaceae sensu lato

Cannabaceae is a small family of flowering plants. As now circumscribed, the family includes about 170 species grouped in about 11 genera, including Cannabis (hemp, marijuana), Humulus (hops) and Celtis (hackberries). Celtis is by far the largest genus, containing about 100 species.


A compound that is one of the main constituents of cannabis, having mild psychoactive effects.

Cannabinoid CB2 receptors

The cannabinoid receptor type 2, abbreviated as CB2, is a G protein-coupled receptor from the cannabinoid receptor family that in humans is encoded by the CNR2 gene.

Cannabinoid receptors

Cannabinoid receptors, located throughout the body, are part of the Endocannabinoid system which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.


A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.


Any of a group of closely related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis.


A crystalline compound whose derivatives, especially THC, are the active constituents of cannabis.


A tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fiber and as a psychotropic drug.

Cannabis bud (female)

This article is about the plant genus. For use as a psychoactive drug, see Cannabis (drug). For other uses, see Cannabis (disambiguation).

Cannabis flower essential oil

A pale yellow liquid, cannabis flower essential oil is a volatile oil that is a mixture of monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and other terpenoid compounds. The typical scent of hemp results from about 140 different terpenoids. The essential oil is manufactured from both low-THC ("fibre-type") and high-THC ("drug-type") varieties of hemp.

Cannabis indica

Cannabis indica, formally known as Cannabis sativa forma indica, is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family.

Cannabis ruderalis

Cannabis ruderalis is a low THC species of Cannabis which is native to Central/Eastern Europe and Russia. It is widely debated as to whether or not ruderalis is a sub-species of Cannabis sativa. Many Scholars accept Cannabis ruderalis as its own species due to its unique traits and phenotypes which distinguish it from Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa.

Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa is an annual herbaceous plant in the Cannabis genus. It is a member of a small, but diverse family of flowering plants.

Carboxylic acid

An organic acid containing a carboxyl group. The simplest examples are methanoic (or formic) acid and ethanoic (or acetic) acid.

Caudate nucleus

The upper of the two gray nuclei of the corpus striatum in the cerebrum of the brain.


Cannabinoid receptor 1: One of the two known receptors in the endocannabinoid (EC) system associated with the intake of food and tobacco dependency. ... Also called the CB1 receptor or CB1.


The CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen. The immune cells also express CB1, although there are fewer of them than CB2. In the immune system, one important function of the cannabinoid receptors is the regulation of cytokine release. Stimulation of the CB1 receptor produces marijuana-like effects on the psyche and circulation, while no such effect is seen when the CB2 receptor is activated. Therefore, selective CB2 receptor agonists have become increasingly popular subjects of research for their potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.


Cannabidiol —CBD— is a compound in Cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and actually counters some of the effects of THC.


CBDa is just one of a spectrum of cannabinoids present in the mature cannabis plant. CBDa, like all cannabinoids, naturally interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system.


Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the Cannabis genus of plants. ... By the time most strains of cannabis reach maturity, most of the CBG has been converted into other cannabinoids, primarily tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), usually leaving somewhere below 1% CBG in the plant.

CBN (cannabinol)

Cannabinol (CBN) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found only in trace amounts in Cannabis. ... Degraded or oxidized cannabis products, such as low-quality baled cannabis and traditionally produced hashish, are high in CBN, but modern production processes minimize the formation of CBN.

Charlotte’s Web cannabis

Charlotte's Web is a high-cannabidiol (CBD), low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis extract marketed as a dietary supplement under federal law of the United States and medical cannabis under state laws. It is produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado.

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract

Charlotte's Web is a high-cannabidiol (CBD), low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis extract marketed as a dietary supplement under federal law of the United States and medical cannabis under state laws. It is produced by the Stanley brothers in Colorado.


Chemotaxonomy: the classification of plants and animals based on similarities and differences in biochemical composition.


A green pigment, present in all green plants and in cyanobacteria, responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis. Its molecule contains a magnesium atom held in a porphyrin ring.


An organism or cell, or group of organisms or cells, produced asexually from one ancestor or stock, to which they are genetically identical.


A cooperative society, shop, business, or farm.

CO2 Extraction

CO2 (carbon dioxide) method are commonly referred to as CO2 Extracts, CO2 Supercritical Extracts or CO2s for short.

CO2 Oil

Oils extracted by the CO2 (carbon dioxide) method are commonly referred to as CO2 Extracts, CO2 Supercritical Extracts or CO2s for short. CO2 Extracts are produced by using the supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method. In its normal state, carbon dioxide is a gas that we breathe continually.


A brown carbonated drink that is flavored with an extract of cola nuts, or with a similar flavoring.


A substance made by removing or reducing the diluting agent; a concentrated form of something.

Cross (genetics)

The deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent. The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.


Gene is a member of the cytochrome P450 gene family. ... The CYP2C19 enzyme plays a role in the processing or metabolizing of at least 10 percent of commonly prescribed drugs, including a drug called clopidogrel (also known as Plavix).

Cytochrome P450 CYP3A

Family 3, subfamily A, also known as CYP3A, is a human gene. ... These genes encode monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids.

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Vaporizing concentrated marijuana, usually in the form of wax or hash, by placing it on an extremely hot metal object called a nail and inhaling the vapors produced. The nail is usually heated via blowtorch. Inhaling this harsh and concentrated form of marijuana often causes one to cry and wipe one's tears away while coughing and passing a bong.


is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Usually, decarboxylation refers to a reaction of carboxylic acids, removing a carbon atom from a carbon chain.

Dietary supplements

s a product intended for ingestion that contains a "dietary ingredient" intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet. A "dietary ingredient" may be one, or any combination, of the following substances: a vitamin. a mineral. an herb or other botanical.

Dioecious plant

is a product intended for ingestion that contains a "dietary ingredient" intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet. A "dietary ingredient" may be one, or any combination, of the following substances: a vitamin. a mineral. an herb or other botanical.

Dioecious varieties

Of or relating to organisms, especially plants, having the male and female reproductive organs borne on separate individuals of the same species; sexually distinct.


A room where medicines are prepared and provided.

Distilled oil

A crude oil refinery is a group of industrial facilities that turns crude oil and other inputs into finished petroleum products. A refinery's capacity refers to the maximum amount of crude oil designed to flow into the distillation unit of a refinery, also known as the crude unit.

Dravet syndrome

is a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy (dysfunction of the brain). ... Prior to 1989, this syndrome was known as epilepsy with polymorphic seizures, polymorphic epilepsy in infancy (PMEI), or severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI). The disease begins in infancy but is lifelong.

Drying oil

An oil that thickens or hardens on exposure to air, especially one used by artists in mixing paint. A varnish is a transparent coating based on drying oils, resins, and solvents


Eczema is a skin ailment.


CBD in a form that is suitable and safe to eat.

Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.


Originating or produced within an organism, a tissue, or a cell. Caused by factors within the body. Used of a disease.

Entourage Effect

The entourage effect refers to how all the different cannabinoids work together in the human body.


An important element in human chemistry, an enzyme is a protein manufactured by a cell, and is a catalyst in various biological functions. For example, enzymes help break down larger molecules of starch, fat, and protein during digestion.


Epidiolex, a drug with cannabidiol as its active pharmaceutical ingredient, received orphan drug status in the United States for treatment of Dravet syndrome in July 2015. Epidiolex is an oil formulation of CBD extracted from the cannabis plant undergoing clinical trials for refractory epilepsy syndromes.


A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain

Essential oil

A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.

European Industrial Hemp Association

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) is a consortium of the hemp-processing industry. It represents the common interest of industrial hemp farmers and producers, both nationally and on a European level. EIHA is the only consortium in the industrial hemp sector.

Fatty Acid

A carboxylic acid consisting of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those occurring as esters in fats and oils.

Fatty acid amide hydrolase

Fatty acid amide hydrolase or FAAH (EC, oleamide hydrolase, anandamide amidohydrolase) is a member of the serine hydrolase family of enzymes. FAAH is an integral membrane enzyme that hydrolyzes the endocannabinoid anandamide and related amidated signaling lipids


he Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.

Female predominant

Female predominant varieties, obtained by pollinating dioecious females with monoecious pollen.

Feminized marijuana seeds

Feminized marijuana seeds are seeds that only produce female marijuana plants.


Dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, lignin, and pectin, which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes.

Fibre cultivars

Industrial hemp with long stalks and little branching.

Flowering plant

A plant that produces flowers; an angiosperm.

Flowering Time

Definition as written by Terry: The time when a plant (tree, shrub, perennial or annual) will normally produce flowers. ... When choosing spring-flowering shrubs, gardeners should consider the flowering period as well as other characteristics.

G protein-coupled receptor

(GPCRs) are the largest and most diverse group of membrane receptors in eukaryotes. These cell surface receptors act like an inbox for messages in the form of light energy, peptides, lipids, sugars, and proteins.


Germplasm are living genetic resources such as seeds or tissues that are maintained for the purpose of animal and plant breeding, preservation, and other research uses. These resources may take the form of seed collected.


GPR55 is a cannabinoid receptor that increases intracellular calcium and inhibits M current.

GW Pharmaceuticals

GW Pharmaceuticals is a British biopharmaceutical company known for its multiple sclerosis treatment product Sativex, nabiximols (brand name, Sativex). Sativex is the first natural cannabis plant derivative to gain market approval in any country.

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Hash/Hash Oil

Cannabis oil is a cannabis based product obtained by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction process. Cannabis oil can also be known as marijuana oil, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), Full extract cannbais oil (FECO), hash oil, dabs, shatter, or wax.


An extract of the cannabis plant, containing concentrations of the psychoactive resins.


Denoting a traditional variety of plant or breed of animal that is not associated with large-scale commercial agriculture.


The cannabis plant, especially when grown for its fiber.

Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters in the United States and Canada.

Hemp juice

Hemp juice made from industrial hemp is a drug-free, non-psychoactive juice pressed with pressure from the Cannabis sativa plant. The juice is obtained through a large-scale industrial cold-pressing procedure using the upper parts of the hemp plant as well as the leaves.

Hemp milk

Hemp milk, or hemp seed milk, is a plant milk made from hemp seeds that are soaked and ground in water, yielding a beany-nutty cream-flavored substance. There are various options available for sale including organic, non-GMO, and conventional: unsweetened, original, vanilla, and chocolate flavored.

Hemp oils

Hemp oil or hempseed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor.

Hemp protein

Hemp protein is a must for anyone wanting better health and energy levels. A great source of complete proteins, dietary fiber, and essential fatty acids, hemp is a nutritional plant-based protein powerhouse miracle food that is vegan, gluten-free, and helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Dec 12, 2014

Hemp seed oil

Hemp oil or hempseed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavour. ... It should not be confused with hash oil, a tetrahydrocannabinol-containing oil made from the Cannabis flower, hailed by some for its medicinal qualities.


Hempcrete or Hemplime is bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime (possibly including natural hydraulic lime, sand, pozzolans) used as a material for construction and insulation.


The seed of hemp. It is used as food for birds, and also yields an oil suitable for various purposes.

Hemptourage Effect

Entourage effect is a phrase that was introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, to represent a novel endogenous cannabinoid molecular regulation route. Biological activity assayed together with inactive compounds.


The tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.

Huntington’s disease

A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.


The offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties, such as a mule (a hybrid of a donkey and a horse).


Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel. The nutrients in hydroponics can come from an array of different sources; these can include but are not limited to waste from fish waste, duck manure, or normal nutrients.


The difference in effect between indica and sativa. The effect of indica is generally classified as a 'stone', meaning that it is more centred on the body. indicas may enhance physical sensations such as taste, touch and sound.

Industrial Hemp

Hemp or industrial hemp (from Old English hænep), typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products.

Intracellular calcium release

Calcium-induced calcium release (CICR) describes a biological process whereby calcium is able to activate calcium release from intracellular Ca2+ stores (e.g., endoplasmic reticulum or sarcoplasmic reticulum).

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It is one of the Synthetic Cannabinoids, Known to prevent both inflammation and cognitive impairment.


The plant name Cannabis is from Greek κάνναβις (kánnabis), via Latin cannabis, Originally a Scythian or Thracian word, also loaned into Persian as kanab. English hemp (Old English hænep) may be an early loan (predating Grimm's Law) from the same Scythian source.


Sometimes transliterated as keef or kif, refers to the resinous trichomes of cannabis that may accumulate in containers or be sifted from loose, dry cannabis flower with a mesh screen or sieve.


Kush refers to a subset of strains of Cannabis indica. The origins of Kush Cannabis are from landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Western India with the name coming from the Hindu Kush mountain range. ... OG Kush is a cross between Lemon Thai and Chemdawg and Old World Paki Kush.


A landrace is a domesticated, locally adapted, traditional variety of a species of animal or plant that has developed over time, through adaptation to its natural and cultural environment of agriculture and pastoralism, and due to isolation from other populations of the species.

Linoleic acid

A polyunsaturated fatty acid present as a glyceride in linseed oil and other oils and essential in the human diet.


Marijuana is the general term for female cannabis plants or their dried flowers. Females are distinct from male plants in that they are the ones that produce flowers which contain the high percentage of cannabinoids that hold both their medicinal and psychoactive properties.

Metabolic pathway

A sequence of chemical reactions undergone by a compound or class of compounds in a living organism.

Monoecious varieties

A monoecious plant is a plant where both the male and female reproductive systems exist on the same plant. Monoecious plants possess some flowers that are female and others that are male. Species that are able to pollinate themselves are considered self-pollinating.

Multiple sclerosis

A chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.


Nabiximols (USAN, trade name Sativex) is a specific extract of Cannabis that was approved as a botanical drug in the United Kingdom in 2010 as a mouth spray to alleviate neuropathic pain, spasticity, overactive bladder, and other symptoms of multiple sclerosis; it was developed by the UK company GW Pharmaceuticals.

Neurodegenerative disorders

Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain. Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord. ... Parkinson's disease (PD) and PD-related disorders. Prion disease.


Serving to protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function. The apparent neuroprotective effects of caffeine in Parkinson's disease.

Neuroprotective agent

Drugs intended to prevent damage to the brain or spinal cord from ischemia, stroke, convulsions, or trauma.


OG is a term that's now used to describe many strains, though the term originated to describe Southern California's Ocean Grown Kush, which was quickly shortened to OG Kush. OG Kush grew quickly in fame and reputation. Most OGs are different variations of the original OG Kush genetics or are also ocean grown on the West Coast.

Oleic acid

Oleic acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is an odorless, colorless oil, though commercial samples may be yellowish. In chemical terms, oleic acid is classified as a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, abbreviated with a lipid number of 18:1 cis-9.

Omega-3 fatty acid

An unsaturated fatty acid of a kind occurring chiefly in fish oils or flax seeds, with three double bonds at particular positions in the hydrocarbon chain.

Omega-6 fatty acid

A liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid. Type of: polyunsaturated fatty acid. an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil.

Orphan drug

A pharmaceutical that remains commercially undeveloped owing to limited potential for profitability.

Parkinson’s disease

A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Partial agonist

In pharmacology, partial agonists are drugs that bind to and activate a given receptor, but have only partial efficacy at the receptor relative to a full agonist.


Pentane is an organic compound with the formula C5H12—that is, an alkane with five carbon atoms. The term may refer to any of three structural isomers, or to a mixture of them: in the IUPAC nomenclature, however, pentane means exclusively the n-pentane isomer; the other two are called isopentane (methylbutane) and neopentane (dimethylpropane).


The set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.


Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. The classical cannabinoids are formed through decarboxylation of their respective 2-carboxylic acids (2-COOH), a process which is catalyzed by heat, light or alkaline conditions.


The female organs of a flower, comprising the stigma, style, and ovary.

Plant breeding

Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. Plant breeding can be accomplished through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to methods that make use of knowledge of genetics and chromosomes, to more complex molecular techniques.

Plant Sterol

Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics.[1] Plant breeding can be accomplished through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to methods that make use of knowledge of genetics and chromosomes, to more complex molecular techniques.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are fatty acids that contain more than one double bond in their backbone. This class includes many important compounds, such as essential fatty acids and those that give drying oils their characteristic property.


Pot is an informal, slang term for marijuana.

PPARγ agonism

PPAR agonists are drugs which act upon the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor. They are used for the treatment of symptoms of the metabolic syndrome, mainly for lowering triglycerides and blood sugar.


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Psychoactive constituent

A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness or behavior. ... Conversely, certain psychoactive drugs may be so unpleasant that the person will never use the substance again.


The outer part of the lentiform nucleus of the brain.

Recreational drug

Medical Definition of recreational drug. : a drug (as cocaine, marijuana, or methamphetamine) used without medical justification for its psychoactive effects often in the belief that occasional use of such a substance is not habit-forming or addictive.


Ruderalis is a strain of cannabis that originated from Central Asia. Marijuana comes in a wide range of different strains that are often labelled as indica, sativa, or hybrid.

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A long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.


Relating to or characteristic of the ancient region of Scythia or its inhabitants. The formation of the Scythian cultures.

Seed cultivars

The term cultivar most commonly refers to an assemblage of plants selected for desirable characteristics that are maintained during propagation. ... Most cultivars have arisen in cultivation, but a few are special selections from the wild.

Selective breeding

Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.

Sensu stricto

A system of defined (sensu stricto) media for daphnid. - ‎Keating


Shatter or Ice are terms referring to butane hash oil. Shatter is a type of concentrate that is believed to be the purest and most potent type of marijuana product. Shatter, or butane hash oil (BHO), is created through an extraction process that eliminates fats and lipids. It’s typically transparent and easily breaks into fragments.


Marijuana of a variety that has a particularly high concentration of psychoactive agents.

Smoke point

The smoke point of an oil or fat is the temperature at which, under specific and defined conditions, an oil begins to produce a continuous bluish smoke that becomes clearly visible.

Stearidonic acid

Stearidonic acid (SDA) is an ω-3 fatty acid, sometimes called moroctic acid. It is biosynthesized from alpha-linolenic acid by the enzyme delta-6-desaturase.


A severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something.

Sugar leaves

Sugar leaves are the small single-finger leaves that grow out of your cannabis buds during the flowering stage. They are called "sugar leaves" because these leaves are often covered in sparkly trichomes which look like a dusting of sugar. The "sugar" on sugar leaves is actually THC-filled trichomes.


Terpenes are any group of hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of a plant. Terpenes are chemical compounds found in cannabis that produce the distinct flavor and smell of the flower. In cannabis, terpenes are produced by secretory cells found within glandular trichomes. These specific compounds are accountable for the hundreds of variances between strains including flavor and smell.


Any of a large class of natural compounds including terpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. They have unsaturated molecules composed of linked isoprene units, generally having the formula (C5H8) n.


A crystalline compound that is the main active ingredient of cannabis.

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)

A compound, C21H30O2, obtained from cannabis or made synthetically, that is the primary intoxicant in marijuana and hashish.

Therapeutic cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the therapeutic compounds found in the cannabis genus.

Thermomechanical pulping

Thermomechanical pulp - These hybrid methods include thermomechanical pulping, also known as TMP, and chemithermomechanical pulping, also known as CTMP. The chemical and thermal treatments reduce the amount of energy subsequently required by the mechanical treatment, and also reduce the amount of strength loss suffered by the fibres.


A tincture is a medicine consisting of alcohol and a small amount of a drug.


Pertaining to a particular surface area. For example, a topical agent is applied to a certain area of the skin and is intended to affect only the area to which it is applied. Whether its effects are indeed limited to that area depends on whether the agent stays where it is put or is absorbed into the bloodstream.


A substance that allows light, but not detailed images, to pass through it; semitransparent.


A small hair or other outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant, typically unicellular and glandular.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals.

X-ray eyed

Extremely under the influence of cannabis.


A word referring to the Youth International Party, or its members.

Youth International Party

The Yippie political party, formed in 1967, often ran candidates for public office to advance the counterculture of the 1960s, engaged in street theater or "pranking the system," and organized the first North American smoke-ins. The Yippie flag is a five-pointed star superimposed with a cannabis leaf.

zero tolerance

Policy of imposing strict punishment for cannabis law violations, which has been criticized because it forbids discretion regarding individual culpability, history, and extenuating circumstances. Zero tolerance policies in schools are said to contribute to a school-to-prison pipeline in the United States.


A brand of rolling paper (A thin specialty paper used for making cannabis cigarettes.).

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