Bamboo Glossary

This glossary describes key Bamboo concepts, terminology, and products It's a good place to get started learning how to set up and use your Bamboo products.


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An Account is a company that you're doing business with such as a retailer, producer/processor, or laboratory.   



Any substance intended to be applied to seeds, soil, or plants and which is designed for use or claimed to have value in promoting or sustaining plant growth; improving crop yield or quality; promoting or sustaining the fertility of the soil; or favorably modifying the structural, physical or biological properties of the soil for agricultural purposes.


Additive Suppliers

Additive Suppliers supply and distribute additives.



An administrator is someone who can make changes to an account that will affect other account users. Administrators can change security settings, install software, access all files, and make changes to other user accounts. To log in as an administrator, you need to have a user account with an Administrator account type.



Set aside.  When an order has been allocated, a selected portion of the ordered products has been set aside from the total existing inventory.



Approved is an order status and means to accept an order. When an order is approved it means that all order details including products and quantities have been accepted.



Archives are stored orders that have not been deleted. Archiving an order doesn’t permanently delete the order, but moves the order from the Orders page to the Archives page.



Attributes are the features (such as weight, strain, and flavor) that describe products.


Attribute Group

An attribute group is used to group a set of attributes that share a common purpose.


Attribute Terms

Attribute Terms are the values of an attribute.  For example; if a product has a weight attribute, the attribute terms might be 1g, 2g, 3g.




A name, symbol, or other marker given by the maker to a cannabis product or range of products to identify and distinguish those products. 



Backorders are out-of-stock products that are expected to be delivered by a certain date once they are back in stock.




A is any activity taken to promote and sell your products, with a specific goal in mind.


Campaign Report

A Campaign Report is a report that shows the results of your marketing campaigns.



Canceled is an order status and means that a previously submitted order has been voided and will no longer be processed.



Cannabis is a genus of the flowering plant family Cannabaceae, including cannabis Sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis.



Classes or groups of products that share similar qualities or features.

Category Settings

Category Settings is used to map State and Bamboo categories to the state categories of the regulator being used. Because a user can create different categories with different names, Category Settings maps the user-created categories to the specified state categories, so that when products are declared to the state, they are declared under the correct categories.



Short for cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating compound produced by the cannabis plant that is popularly used for a variety of medical applications including pain, anxiety, and seizures.



A channel is the medium or tool used to send campaigns to clients.


Child Category

Also known as a sub-category is a division of a larger category.  It is a smaller category that is contained within a larger category.



A person or organization that purchases products from your business.



A cutting taken off a marijuana plant will grow into another full plant. A clone is a genetic replica of the mother, the plant it was taken from.



THCA, and other cannabinoids present in raw cannabis,  that have been transformed into THC, a psychoactive chemical.



The process of growing cannabis plants, including preparing soil, germinating seeds, cloning, planting, tending plants, harvesting, and more.



Daily Orders

The quantity of orders submitted on a daily basis.



Dispensaries are licensees in the cannabis industry who sell products to patients and customers.



The act or process of getting rid of cannabis waste in a manner that is compliant with state regulations.



A person or company in the cannabis industry who distributes products from growers and/or extractors to dispensaries.


Distribution List

A distribution list is a group of email recipients that are addressed as a single recipient.



The people that drive the vehicles transporting cannabis goods.



To duplicate means to copy something  or make it identical to something.  For example, you can copy an Offer, Inventory Allocation, or Campaign, by "duplicating" it.



EPA Regulation Number

All EPA-registered pesticides must have an EPA registration number, which consists of a company number and a product number.


Excise Tax

A legislated tax imposed on cannabis goods.


Export Files

Files that have been converted into a format different from their original format for the purpose of downloading.


Export Excel

To convert files to an excel format.




Flower, also known as “bud,” is the trichome-rich part of the female cannabis plant that clusters into colas. The trichome-rich flowers are the main part of the plant consumed or made into extracts because they have the highest amount of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other active compounds.



Flowering refers to the phase of plant growth from when buds are forming through the point at which a plant is prepared for harvest. Plants are promoted to this phase from the vegetative state.



Green Waste

Any organic cannabis waste that is biodegradable and can be composted.


Grow Cycles

A  group of plants of the same strain, planted on the same date and will be harvested together, usually from the same room.




Harvest is the process of cutting down and recording the wet weight of plants. All plants in a Harvest Batch must be of the same strain and each plant weight must be recorded individually in grams.


Harvest Batch

Harvest Batch refers to a group of plants of the same strain that were harvested at the same time.



A cannabis plant that is the result of crossbreeding two other plants. Cannabis breeders often create hybrids to combine characteristics of the parent plants into one strain.





Relates to manifests. Inbound Manifests are for receiving products from another source.



Bringing separate and different software applications together to function and interact with Bamboo.



Products that are in various stages of being made ready for sale, including; Finished products (that are available to be sold) Work-in-progress (meaning in the process of being made) Raw materials (to be used to produce more finished goods).


Inventory Allocation

An Inventory Allocation is the amount of inventory reserved for a specified time frame.



A document displaying an itemized list of products sold specifying the price, quantities, and terms of sale.








Labels display information about your products on its packaging.



Legal cannabis operators must comply with legislation and regulations as decided by the state and local county in which the operator runs their business. A license represents a commitment to laws and regulations.



Lotted inventory is inventory that has lot numbers assigned to it for tracking purposes.




Made to order

Refers to a product's packaging type and means that the packaging of an item begins only after a confirmed client has placed an order. Made to order products are in inventory by weight and share the same bulk source material of the same strain.


Map Overview

A generalized view of a geographic area.



A manifest is a document generated by couriers containing shipment information. Used when generating multiple shipments at once, manifest documents enable a seamless handover process between the shipper and courier.



To merge means to combine.  For example, merging two orders means combining two orders so that they become one.


Mother Code

A  group of numbers or letters that is used to identify a mother plant.


Mother Plant

A mother plant is a plant grown for the purpose of taking cuttings or offsets in order to grow more quantities of the same plant.



Net Weight

The weight of a product without the weight of its packaging.



A product's selling status.  Non-Sellable products cannot be sold.



The substances needed for growing cannabis plants.




To create an offer is to present your products to your clients for them to be purchased by placing orders.


Offer Menu

An Offer Menu lists and displays the products available for sale and allow clients to place orders for those products.


Off the Shelf

Refers to packaging type and means that the products are in inventory by individual units and are packaged and ready to be sold before an order is placed.

On Hold

Indicates the status of an offer.  An On Hold status means that an offer is not active but can be reactivated when it is no longer On Hold.  When an offer is On Hold, that offer's Menu is unavailable to clients until the offer is reactivated.


Opportunities Report

Opportunity reports provide information about your sales opportunities by allowing you to analyze data to identify opportunities for growth.



Purchases of products from clients.


Order Flow

The journey of an order from submission to fulfillment.



A group or entity formed for the purpose of conducting commercial enterprise




Relates to manifests. Outbound Manifests are for sending products to another source.




Parent Category

A category/class in the product hierarchy that has levels of product categories beneath it.


Payment Method

The way in which payment is collected from Bamboo subscribers.


Performance Report

An in-depth sales report that shows a breakdown of your sales performance for a specified period.



The substances used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants.



Plug plants are seedlings that have been germinated and grown in trays of small cells.  When the roots have grown sufficiently they can be easily pushed out of the trays and either transplanted into larger pots or planted outside in the ground. 


Pricing Group

A set of prices applied to a group of clients.



Items that are offered for sale.



The propagation stage of a plant refers to the point in a plant’s maturation when it is able to be intentionally reproduced usually by way of some method of cuttings, and still be a viable plant able to reproduce on its own.


Propagation Batch

A propagation batch is a group of plants that are in the propagation phase of the plant lifecycle. These include seeds, clones, or tissue cultures. Propagations are added as groups or batches into Trace.



A document used to pitch products to prospective clients and current customers with the goal of moving the sales process forward.


PYG Plan

A plan in which the user pays for the costs of the product or service when they occur rather than before or afterward.



QA Samples

Samples of products used for performing state-required Quality Assurance testing.  QA samples

are products that are ready for testing (following a harvest or production run).


QA Testing

Testing Cannabis and cannabis derivatives for chemicals, contaminants, and other harmful additives prior to entering the marketplace. Test results, including potency, are automatically assigned and printed on product labels.




A collection of metrics, quantitative data, and qualitative inputs that help to evaluate sales performance within the team, division, or organization.



To put or bring back into existence.  For example, orders that have been archived can be restored, which means they are removed from the Archives page back to the Orders page.



The licensed Accounts that purchase wholesale cannabis products and sell those cannabis products directly to patients and customers.



A room is an enclosed physical location within a licensed facility in which cannabis plants are grown, stored, disposed of, or harvested under controlled conditions.



A predefined category assigned to users on the basis of their job title, description, or responsibility.


Room Types

The different classes of cannabis growing rooms, each dedicated to a specific growing and harvesting stage.



Sales Rep

A Sales Rep manages relationships with clients, serving as the key point of contact, from initial lead outreach to when a purchase is ultimately made.  They sell the company's products represent and represent the company's brand. 



Products provided to clients and potential clients at no cost so that they may try a product before committing to purchasing.


Seed To Sale

Seed to Sale refers to the entire life and sales cycle of a cannabis plant, from seed planting to harvest time, through processing, production, sales, fulfillment, stocked shelves, and  to the final consumer sale.


Seed to Sale Software

Traceability and/or management software that tracks a product from the beginning of its life cycle to when its sold.



A product's selling status.  Products with a "Sellable" status can be sold.



A Source product is used to create other types of products and can be used to create another source product or finished product. For example, a source product: “Source Flower - OG Chem” is the flower in bulk that is used to create products such as “Flower OG Chem 1g” (you take 1g of that source lot and you have your 1g product). 


Standalone Products

Products that are added without the use of Templates.  Because Standalone products are not added using Templates, they do not belong to any Templates.



A strain is a specific variety of cannabis bred for characteristics like aroma, potency, appearance, and effects.




A product template is a guide used to efficiently create products.  Product templates contain similar product details, are reusable, and are especially useful for creating a large number of products that share similar attributes.


Template Products

Products that are added with the use of Templates.



Terpenes are fragrant oils produced by plants and are believed to function as a way to attract pollinators and/or repel pests. Cannabis produces a wide variety of different cannabis terpenes.



THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most well-known compound in cannabis due its euphoric effects. In other words, THC is one of the main reasons we feel high after using cannabis. THC is a cannabinoid, which refers to a class of unique compounds in cannabis that interact with the body.


Top Level Report

A Top Level Report provides you with the most essential sales information at-a-glance for a specified period.



Traceability sometimes referred to as “track-and-trace,” is the continued tracking of a product through its development, production, supply chain, and sale.  By employing full traceability of cannabis products, consumers can effectively trace the product back to its source, most often from seed to shelf. 


Traceability Status

The different statuses of cannabis products as they move through the traceability process.



Any party receiving custody of a delivery.



A detailed manifest must be completed prior to transporting cannabis. The manifest displays the shipments’ origin, a detailed contents list including quantity, destination and driver credentials, displaying the entire chain of custody. Manifest reports are available for law enforcement in real-time.





Indicates the status of an Inventory Allocation.  Inventory Allocations are automatically locked while they are being used in Offers which means they cannot be edited. Unlocking an inventory allocation allows users to edit the inventory allocation.



Unlotted inventory is inventory that does not have lot numbers assigned to it for tracking purposes.



The people that use Bamboo.




The period of growth of a cannabis plant after the seedling stage and before the flowering stage. During the vegetative, or veg, stage, cannabis plants grow the most, packing on branches and fan leaves but not buds. 



The mechanized equipment used to transport cannabis.



A person or business entity that is selling something.


VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) Rep

A representative that manages the inventory and ordering for clients.  The client or retailer shares their inventory data with a VMI Rep and the VMI Rep determines order size and frequency.




Waste is the unusable portion of the plant that has no value and is discarded.






The amount of cannabis you get from a harvest.