8 Top Weed Terms You Should Know

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the world of cannabis or you just need a refresher. We’ve got a quick guide today on the top weed terms you should know. Whether you’re new or an expert in the cannabis industry, these are some of the most important weed terms to familiarize yourself with.

Weed Terms to Know: Types of Products

Weed Terms


(AKA pot, weed, flower, bud, ganja, etc.)

There are hundreds of slang terms for marijuana. All of them are used to describe the smokable part of the cannabis plant. Buds, nugs, whatever you want to call them — they’re the fluffy parts of the plant that have been harvested, dried, and trimmed to look their best. 


More formally known as hashish, hash is a potent form of weed made from the resin of cannabis. It’s one of those weed terms that some may be familiar with, while others may not have ever heard the word before.


(AKA dabs, rosin, shatter, budder, wax, etc.)

Concentrates have just as many weed terms as there are for the plant itself. “Dabbing” is the most common way to consume your concentrates, which is to quickly vaporize the concentrate in a dab rig. Likewise, wax can be vaped, or even added to a bowl or blunt.

Indica, Sativa, & Hybrids

These three weed terms are thrown around a lot. It should be noted that most strains nowadays are really just hybrids. Cannabis strains have been genetically crossed between so many distinct strains, it’s hard to find something pure. 

However, hybrids can still lean towards being Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant. 

Indica strains are well-known for their sedative effects. A user might smoke or dab an Indica-dominant strain to help them sleep or eat easier. 

Sativa strains, on the other hand, are known for their energizing, cerebral-inducing, and uplifting effects. Users prefer Sativas for physical activities or even to get creative work done.

If you’re looking for any specific type of indica, sativa, or hybrid, check out this extensive inventory.

Weed Terms to Know: Types of Smokables

Marijuana Cigarette


A joint is a marijuana cigarette, essentially. There are different types of rolling paper and even joint rolling machines for those that don’t want to roll one themselves.


Blunts, on the other hand, are generally cigar wraps with the tobacco dumped out. You repack it with weed, roll it up, and it smokes long and slow.

Weed Terms to Know: Miscellaneous


The classic way to grind up your weed, grinders are one of those self-explanatory weed terms. Once you invest in a grinder, you can save time and effort grinding up your bud. Grinding it up with your fingers can cause the oils from your skin to lessen the weed’s overall potency. Having a grinder on hand is a win-win for you.


While it’s a type of snake, cottonmouth is also a weed term. When used in the cannabis world, cottonmouth is that dry feeling you get after you’ve smoked weed. Keep water on you at all times to avoid cottonmouth.

OK, so you know some of the phraseology surrounding your favorite plant, why not grab some to enjoy? Stop by our Des Moines dispensary to see what’s in stock today.

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