Caged Rosin Plates - rosin plates that are joined together by 4 pillars, one at each corner. The pillars are spring-loaded so that the rosin plates remain separated from one another in the resting position. This caged feature aids in plate alignment during extraction. Learn more about caged vs non caged rosin plates here.
Cannabinoids - compounds created within the cannabis plant which are found in highest concentration on the flowers (inside trichome heads). These compounds, THC being the most well-known, interact with a system of receptors inside the human body, unlocking the therapeutic benefits of cannabis.
Cannabudder - butter that's been infused with cannabis. After the cannabis is decarboxylated, it's mixed with butter over low heat and left to very lightly simmer until the infusion is complete, generally around 175 degrees Fahrenheit for a couple of hours.
Carb Cap - a dabbing accessory that's used to cover the banger once you drop the dab in, so that air flow is better controlled for a more effective dab.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - a colorless gas that's a common solvent used in extracting cannabis concentrates. This gas
Carbon Filter - air filters that absorb molecules from the air in order to effectively manage the odor from an indoor cannabis garden.
Caryophyllene - a terpene that gives a broad sensory experience and includes a spicy, pungent, and musky odor when you crack open a dried cannabis flower. It’s common in many herbs and spices like black pepper, basil, and oregano, and cinnamon and cloves. It’s also present in hops.
CBD - a cannabinoid known for its therapeutic effects that does not induce a high or euphoria like THC. CBD is produced naturally within the cannabis plant, and is in highest concentrations in female flowers, just like THC.
Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) Light - a subset of metal halide lights, which provide a nearly full spectrum of white light for cannabis plants that can be used during the full lifecycle.
Ceramic Nail - a dab nail made out of ceramic, which takes longer to heat but has better heat retention than quartz nails or bangers.
Chips on Board (COB) - refers to the grouping of diodes on a circuit board that's powered as a single unit in LED lighting for growing cannabis.
Chlorine - a common contaminant in tap water that should be filtered out using a reverse osmosis system, or other filtration system. Leaving tap water standing for 24 hours will also allow chlorine to evaporate away.
Chottle Tech - method of pressing rosin using a rosin filter bag without a top or bottom. The bag is like an open-ended tube containing only one seam along the side, and they're loaded between the plates vertically, similar to Bottle Tech. These bags are referred to as filter tubes and have the advantage of containing less seams (which often collect rosin).
Clone (Cutting) - an exact genetic copy taken by removing a branch or tissue sample from a living cannabis plant and inducing a new root zone to grow. Taking cuttings allows growers to use the same set of genetics as the parent plant, which has been identified after pheno-hunting. Learn more about pheno-hunting here.
Closed-loop Extraction - a system of extraction in which solvents are applied to cannabis inside of a closed chamber, then recovered by a vacuum pump and recycled back into the solvent tank for reuse.
Coco Coir - a byproduct of coconut fiber, coco coir can be an effective grow medium for cultivating cannabis, allowing for great aeration and drainage. Since coco coir contains no nutrients itself, all nutrients need to be fed to the plants.
Cola - the cannabis flowers that stack up together on top of the main stem of the female cannabis plants, forming one massive flower.
Cold Cure - method of curing rosin without the addition of heat in order to achieve a desired consistency. Cold curing generally takes place in small jars at room temperature or below, and can include stirring/agitating the rosin to recombine terpenes that naturally separate during the cure. Learn more about cold curing rosin here.
Cold Plate - a flat plate or surface, usually aluminum, which is stored in the freezer and used immediately after extraction as a working surface for removing fresh rosin from parchment paper. The cold plate quickly reduces the temperature of the rosin making it easier to collect from the parchment paper. Get your cold plate here.
Combustion - the process of burning something. Combustion is one way to consume cannabis, while vaporizing is another popular way.
Cultivar (Strain) - a specific plant variety produced through selective breeding, also referred to in cannabis as a "strain". Sour Diesel and Chem Dawg are two examples of famous cultivars. See the list of best strains for pressing rosin here.
Curing - the process of letting cannabis age. Curing enhances cannabis flowers by allowing for a long, slow decomposition of the chlorophyll and starches which negatively impact the flavor of cannabis flowers. Curing brings out the best in cannabis. Additionally, curing rosin can lead to incredible changes in texture and consistency. Read more about curing rosin here.
Cuticle - the thin protective layer of cells that surrounds the trichome head, containing all the therapeutic compounds produced by cannabis. The quality of the cuticle is one of the factors that makes some strains of cannabis wash better for bubble hash than others. Read more here.