When it comes to cannabis, there are a ton of terms that get thrown around in laws, in conversation and on products or advertisements.
To help you keep things clear and understand the naunces of Act 86, Vermont’s new pot law, we’ve created a glossary of terms you might hear in conversations about pot.
Marijuana — The Plant
Marijuana — “the dried flower of the cannabis plant, used as a drug for recreational or medical purposes.” [AP Stylebook]
A mature marijuana plant is defined under Vermont law as a female, flowering plant or flowered plant that has buds An immature marijuana plant is defined under Vermont law as a female plant that has not flowered and does not have buds.
Medical Marijuana — marijuana used for medicinal purposes. Vermont law gets more specific for therapeutic uses and defines “usable marijuana” to mean “the dried leaves and flowers of marijuana, and any mixture or preparation thereof, and does not include the seeds, stalks, and roots of the plant.”