Confusing marijuana related terms explained (episode 1)
We're here to shine a light on the often confusing, absurd and funny cannabis terminology. Many words have multiple meanings and some marijuana slang terms can have different meanings in different parts of the world.
Just browse through our regular updates and find out what all these marijuana related terms mean. We’ll keep it to 3 terms in each update, so you will not be completely overwhelmed. But it must be just enough to show off next time you hang out with friends ;-).
#1 - Bong
A bong (aka water pipe) is used to smoke marijuana, herbal substances or just tobacco. It’s made of glass, plastic or ceramic and filters smoke through water so it may be cooled before it is inhaled.
In its simplest form a bong consists of a bowl and a stem (slide) which guides air downwards to below water level whence it bubbles upwards during use. More sophisticated bongs can also feature ash catchers, ice holders, and percolators, intended to further purify and cleanse the smoke.
#2 - The vegetative stage
The primary period of the marijuana plant’s growth cycle is called: vegetative stage. This is the phase when your plant is actually growing leaves and stems and does not grow bud/flowers at all. In the summer, plants outside get over 12 hours of sunlight. In this period they will remain in a vegetative stage. But as the seasons and the light cycles change, the plant will begin to flower.
When you grow indoors you can control the transmission from the vegetative period to the flowering period by changing your light schedule yourself. This gives you as a grower more control over the proces.
#3 - CBD oil
The popularity of CBD oil has grown enormously in recent times. But what is it? And more importantly, what do you use it for? CBD, in full cannabidiol, is an active substance extracted from leaves and flower tops of industrial hemp (hemp fiber), a hemp variety that is legally grown. It is a food supplement, mostly in the form of oil. CBD oil is used for a variety of medical issues. It is a natural antioxidant and it is often used by many people with sleep problems. It helps relax muscles, allowing you to sleep deeper and wake up more rested. Besides that one of the most well-known uses of CBD oil is as a reliever of anxiety and stress. You can also take it preventively if, for example, you have to speak in public and want to reduce your sense of discomfort.
CBD oil can be consumed by adding a desired amount to food and beverages. Most people drip a few drops under the tongue. This ensures that it is absorbed more quickly in the bloodstream and that the effect is felt faster.
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