An e-nail is an “electronic nail” used for heating and inhaling high-THC cannabis extracts, or dabs.
An electronic dab rig. E-rigs electronically heat a nail for dabbing instead of relying on a torch, and have internal sensors to control temperature. E-rigs can be a complete unit, or be an attachment that is placed onto a separate dab rig. “This e-rig is great at dialing in an exact temperature.
“Edibles” refer to any food containing marijuana, typically with the cannabinoids THC or CBD. Cannabis is usually infused into a fat-soluble base, such as butter or oil, and the infusion is used to make baked goods, such as brownies, cakes, etc.
An eighth (⅛) is a measurement of cannabis weight. It is the shorthand for “one-eighth of an ounce,” or 3.5 grams. Cannabis shops and dispensaries sell cannabis in a variety of different weights, the most common of which are grams, eighths, quarters, half-ounces, and ounces.
A drinkable cannabis product. They usually include a cannabis tincture that is sweetened or mixed with other liquids, such as beer, wine, soda, or juice. As with edibles, elixirs are processed through the stomach and liver—they can take a while for effects to kick in and usually last several hours.
Endocannabinoids are a class of naturally occurring lipophilic molecules found in humans and all animals. These chemicals interact with the endocannabinoid system, a nervous signalling system found in all animals, which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body.
The endocannabinoid system is a system of receptors throughout the brain and body that respond to compounds in cannabis like THC, resulting in a range of different subjective and therapeutic effects. Our bodies naturally produce molecules called endocannabinoids which bind to these receptors, though cannabis also interacts with them.
The phenomenon that all compounds in the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and more, work together synergistically to provide greater effects and health benefits than by themselves when consumed—the sum is greater than the whole of the parts.
Slang for any type of cannabis oil. The term comes from a different pronunciation of the word “oil.” “Let’s go dab some errl.” That is errl? The word “errl” first entered the cannabis lexicon from the US South, where local dialects often pronounced the word “oil” as “errl.
A cannabis extract made using ethanol alcohol. Ethanol alcohol is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, making it a healthier solvent for extraction than butane, propane, and many other chemical solvents. EHO can be made through either a warm or cold process.
Eucalyptol, sometimes referred to as “cineol,” is a terpene found in the cannabis plant, eucalyptus trees, and several other commonly used plants such as bay leaves, cardamom, tea tree, and sage. It has a vibrant fresh scent that is often described as minty and cooling.
Exotic, or exotic weed, is a slang term for high-potency cannabis popular with street culture and rap music. It is also known as “zaza.” “The East Coast considers many Cookies strains to be exotic.” “I must have been smoking something exotic last night because weed never made me feel like that before.
The resin of a cannabis plant, which contains cannabinoids, terpenes, and other active compounds, can be extracted into a concentrated form, called an “extract.” There are many different types of cannabis extracts, depending on the extraction method used and the texture, consistency, and appearance of the resulting extract.
Processes that aim to remove oil or resin from cannabis plant material to make a concentrate product. Extraction methods can use solvents such as butane, protane, or CO2 in a closed-loop system to produce BHO, PHO, or CO2 extracts, or can use heat and pressure to remove oils, as in making rosins or hash.
A professional extractor of cannabis concentrates. There are many methods of extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant into a concentrate using solvents, water, physical manipulation, and more. Extraction artists usually have a unique, signature method, bringing an art form to extraction to make unique, high-quality concentrates.