The Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis Lingo

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Even if the only connection you have to cannabis is through movies, you probably know what bongs, joints and bowls are. But stepping into a medical or recreational dispensary for the first time also means encountering a whole new language.

We spoke with cannabis educators Emma Chasen and Kristen Williams to help us make sense of the weed-alphabet soup. Chasen is Director of Education for the Portland, Oregon-based educational resource hub Sativa Science Club, and Williams is the founder/CEO of the prohibition-state-focused holistic wellness organization Hempsley, based in Columbia, Missouri. Read on for definitions of (and commentary on) 20 of the most common words and phrases from CBD to THC.



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