Glossary of Cannabis Terms

There’s so much you can learn about cannabis and we’re here to help make it easy to understand the plant and terminology.

You’ve likely heard terms like CBD, THC, Sativa and endocannabinoid but may not know what they mean. The honahlee cannabis term glossary is here to help.

Below you’ll find some of the most common terms used when discussing or exploring cannabis to help you get started. We’ve condensed most explanations into concise, easy to understand definitions. Those that require a more detailed explanation have links to larger articles or will have articles written in the near future.

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Cannabis is a plant in the Cannabacae family best known for the Sativa and Indica species.


Any food or drink that contains cannabis and may be ingested to give you the effect of the cannabinoids.


Cannabinoids produced naturally within the animal (and human) body. They help cells within your body to communicate.

Hash/Hash Oil

A form of cannabis that is made from the compressed or purified kief (trichomes) of the plant itself.


A plant of the Cannabis Sativa family that has a low THC content and higher concentrates of CBD.

Special Access Scheme (SAS)

The SAS is a program setup by the TGA to prescribe medications that are not listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. This includes cannabis.


Organic compounds produced by plants which are identified as odour and flavours.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Also known as THC. It’s a chemical compound found in cannabis that gives you the feeling of being high and also has medicinal properties.