The scientific name for a plant species which contains cannabinoids, specifically THC.

Medical Cannabis

A product containing cannabis in any form in the possession of a medical patient with a legal recommendation.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

The component of cannabis that is primarily involved in producing the medicinal effect as well as the psychoactive effects.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Compounds that are produced by the cannabis plant. There are many different compounds, none of which have a psychoactive component.

Medical Cannabis Patient

A person who has a recommendation for medical cannabis. A patient with a valid recommendation is allowed to consume medical cannabis for the relief of their symptoms.

Medical Cannabis Caregiver

A person who has been designated by a medical patient to provide guidance with medical cannabis and provide the needed form and dosage. This person would also be the designated person who is authorized to possess a patient’s plants.

Registration Card

Issued by the state after having a physician recommendation and completion of the application and fees.


These are essential oils produced by a plant. The amount and variety of terpenes vary from plant to plant. Cannabis plants can produce a variety of terpenes giving it a specific flavors and smells. Terpenes can have their own profile of medicinal properties.


The pigments produced by a plant. These pigments can give cannabis darker and lighter hues. In some cases give a purple or pinkish color. These also have medicinal properties, mainly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.


The portion of the plant that contains cannabinoids, THC, Terpenes and Flavonoids.


Any form of cannabis where THC and CBD have been extracted for use. Forms include Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), Butane Honey Oil (BHO), Edibles, topical creams, and lotions.

Rick Simpson Oil

An ethanol based extraction of cannabis.

Butane Honey Oil

Also known as Shatter, Wax or Budder. An extraction using butane gas.

CO2 Oil

An extraction using special equipment and CO2 gas.

Distillate (Solventless)

A process in which a concentrate is further distilled to produce a pure THC/CBD substance. This is devoid of terpenes and flavonoids.


Any form of food that is infused with cannabis. It can be added in by way of infused butter, coconut oil, or activated concentrate.