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2AG (2-arachidonoylglycerol) -  An endocannabinoid abundant within the central nervous system
Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA) -  An endocannabinoid associated with pain levels and sleep patterns
Bioavailability -  The portion of a cannabis dose that can be absorbed
Cannabichromene (CBC) -  A cannabinoid found in cannabis
Cannabidiol (CBC) -  Non-psychoactive cannabinoid with broad medical applications; the second most common cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant.
Cannabidiolic acid (CBD-a) -  The acidic form of CBD that is naturally produced by the cannabis plant
Cannabigerol (CBG) -  Non-psychoactive cannabinoid; used by the cannabis plant to produce THC and CBD
Cannabinoids -  Compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors; can be produced by humans and animals (endocannabinoids), plants (phytocannabinoids) and synthetically produced.
Cannabinol (CBN) -  Weakly pyshcoactive breakdown product of THC; not produced by the cannabis plant
CB1 recpetor -  A cannabinoid receptor primarily in the central nervous system
CB2 receptor -  A cannabinoid receptor primarily in the peripheral nervous system, peripheral tissues of the immune system and gastrointestinal tract; to a lesser degree in the central nervous system
Edibles -  Food or drink infused with cannabis or cannabis extractions
Endocannabinoid system -  System within the body including endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors
Entourage effect -  Synergistic effects of cannabinoids and other plant chemicals such as terpenes
Phytocannabinoids -  Cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant and a few other plant species
Sublingual -  Beneath the tongue
Terpene/ terpenoids -  Volatile hydrocarbons found in the essential oils produced by many plants including cannabis; responsible for the scent of the cannabis plant
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -  The main cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant, has psychoactive properties
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-a) -  The acidic form of THC; produced by the cannabis plant
Tincture -  An ethyl alcohol extraction of a plant
Trichome -  Hair-like glands on the cannabis plant which produce cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids

Reference:

Backs, M, 2014 The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana This Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, New York.