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Intoxicating

Week 15:Intoxicating Any substance that can cause you to lose control of your faculties and alter your behavior is considered intoxicating. Almost all illegal drugs have intoxicating properties, although worldwide most intoxication cases are attributed to alcohol....

Psychoactive

Week 14:Psychoactive Any chemical substance that can enter the brain from the bloodstream and directly affect the central nervous system is considered psychoactive. Many psychoactive substances have medical applications (such as anesthetics, psychiatric drugs, etc.),...

THC

Week 13:THC The most abundant constituent of the cannabis plant and a strongly psychoactive cannabinoid, THC is responsible for getting “high” from smoking marijuana and, as a result, its production and usage are strictly regulated.

CBD

Week 12:CBD   A naturally occurring cannabinoid, and the second most abundant constituent of the Cannabis plant. CBD is legal and safe to consume, yet has long been in the shadow of THC.

Cannabis

Week 11:Cannabis A type of flowering plant that includes three distinct variations: Cannabis ruderalis, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis sativa. Cannabis has a wide range of industrial and medical applications. It has been used since antiquity for its sturdy fiber, for...

Hemp

Week 10:Hemp  Hemp refers to the high-growing varieties of cannabis that are grown to be specifically used for fiber, oil, and seeds. These are then refined into numerous products including wax, resin, cloth, pulp, paper, rope, fuel, and hemp oil.

Errl

Week 9:Errl Another nickname for BHO or Butane Hash Oil.

Dispensary

Week 8:Dispensary A dispensary is a store that legally sells marijuana in a variety of forms, as well as other products, including paraphernalia and clothing. Depending on where you are in the country, one will find medical and recreational dispensaries, which offer...

Cannabinoids

Week 7:Cannabinoids The chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant that offers a variety of health benefits. Cannabinoids are a large class of compounds that act on the brains cannabinoid receptors in cells that repress neurotransmitter release....

Budtender

Week 6:Budtender Internet protocol security (IPsec) is a set of protocols that provides security for Internet Protocol. It can use cryptography to provide security. A bud tender is dispensary employee, similar to a pharmacist, who works behind the counter and...

Backcros

Week 5:Backcros A backcross is a type of breeding that allows the transfer of a desired trait from parent to offspring. Unlike traditional breeding, backcrossing breeds a plant with one of its parents. This process creates a hybrid plant that is genetically more...

Access Point

Week 4:Access Point An access point is a state authorized location where medical marijuana patients can buy medical marijuana. Although typically called a dispensary, access points are highly regulated and as marijuana laws become more lax, are springing up in with...