Taxonomy Overview

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The information contained in this section is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice.

Weedmaps Taxonomy is a Product classification system that helps:

  • Businesses market their Products effectively to the right customer segments.
  • Customers find the Products they want as efficiently as possible.

Weedmaps Taxonomy is comprised of two types of Tags:

  • Category Tags classify Products based on their form (Infused Preroll Flower, Live Resin Badder Concentrate, Gummy Candy Edible).
  • Discovery Tags describe Products based on their qualities (Sativa genetics, Sweet flavor, CBD-Dominant).
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You use Category Tags to group Products by type, and you use Discovery Tags to associate Products by feature or characteristic.

This section focuses on how Taxonomy Tags work at a conceptual level. For a practical guide on how to apply Tags to Products, refer to Making Products Discoverable.

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Tags for Master Products are set by the Master Brand and cannot be overridden.

Tag Groups

You can access Tags related to either a Category or Discovery Tag using the tag_group resource.

Below is a sample response for listing all Category Tag_Groups.

{
  "data":[
    {
      "attributes":{
        "inserted_at":"2019-08-07T14:58:33.137776",
        "is_category_group":true,
        "is_mutually_exclusive":true,
        "name":"Main Categories",
        "updated_at":"2019-08-07T14:58:33.137776"
      },
      "id":"ef7afc46-97c0-444d-b181-11c0d64c243c",
      "links":{
        "self":"http://localhost/tag_groups/ef7afc46-97c0-444d-b181-11c0d64c243c"
      },
      "relationships":{
        "tags":{
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              "type":"tags"
            },
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              "type":"tags"
            },
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              "type":"tags"
            },
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              "type":"tags"
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              "type":"tags"
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              "type":"tags"
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            }
          ],
          "links":{
            "related":"http://localhost/tags",
            "self":"http://localhost/tag_groups/ef7afc46-97c0-444d-b181-11c0d64c243c/relationships/tags"
          }
        }
      },
      "type":"tag_groups"
    }
  ]
}

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Each Tag Group returned has a list of related Tags under the relationships key.

Category Tags

This section defines the available Category Tags that are part of the Weedmaps Taxonomy to help you determine which Category Tags are best suited for each Product.

Category Tags have hierarchical (parent/child) relationships.

Your Category Tag options are limited to the parent Category Tag. For example, if Topicals is the parent Category Tag, you can only pick a child sub-Category Tag (Sprays, Patches, Balms & Salves, Lotions, Lubricants & Oils, Bath, Bath Bombs, Soaking Salts).

Selecting Category Tags and Sub-Category Tags

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It's recommended to be as specific as possible to ensure that customers/patients can drill down and find exactly what they want or need.

As much as possible, avoid selecting a Category Tag from only the topmost level. For example, assigning a variety of Products like shatter, crumble, and distillate to the “Concentrates” Category Tag alone would make a Menu too broad and cumbersome to browse.

Flower Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines Flower as the smokeable, trichome-covered part of a female cannabis plant. Flower Products consist mostly of trimmed and cured flower.

The Category Tags for all Flower Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Flower Type (Level 2)Preroll Type (Level 3)
Flower
FlowerInfused Flower
FlowerShake
FlowerPreroll
FlowerPrerollInfused Preroll
FlowerPrerollBlunt Wrap

Concentrates Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines Concentrates as Products made from the cannabis plant that have been processed to keep the most desirable plant compounds (primarily the cannabinoids and terpenes), while removing excess plant material and other impurities. Concentrates come in a variety of formats and textures.

The Category Tags for all Concentrates Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Texture Type (Level 2)Distillate Type (Level 3)
Concentrates
ConcentratesShatter
ConcentratesBudder
ConcentratesCrumble
ConcentratesSauce
ConcentratesTaffy
ConcentratesDistillate
ConcentratesDistillateSyringe
ConcentratesDistillateJar

In addition to the Concentrates hierarchy listed above, you are also able to associate the type of material used for each Concentrate Product:

Main Category (Level 1)Material Type (Level 2)Level 3
ConcentratesLive Resin
ConcentratesNug Run
ConcentratesTrim Run
ConcentratesSugar Leaf

The Concentrates process can also be associated to each Concentrate Product:

Main Category (Level 1)Process Type (Level 2)Level 3
ConcentratesCrystalline
ConcentratesDry Sift
ConcentratesIce Hash
ConcentratesRosin

Vape Pen Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines a Vape Pen as a handheld device consisting of a battery attached to a cartridge or pod filled with cannabis concentrate. With a Vape Pen, concentrates are heated, not burned. Instead of smoke, the output is vapor.

The Category Tags for all Vape Pen Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Vape Type (Level 2)Batteries Type (Level 3)
Vape Pens
Vape PensCartridge
Vape PensDisposable
Vape PensPods
Vape PensBatteries
Vape PensBatteriesPush Button
Vape PensBatteriesPull

Edibles Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines Edibles as food items made with cannabis flower or concentrates.

The Category Tags for all Candy Edibles Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Candy Type (Level 3)
Edibles
EdiblesCandy
EdiblesCandyGummies
EdiblesCandyMints & Gum
EdiblesCandyChocolates

The Category Tags for all Beverages Edibles Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Beverages Type (Level 3)
Edibles
EdiblesBeverages
EdiblesBeveragesDrinks
EdiblesBeveragesPowder
EdiblesBeveragesSyrup

The Category Tags for all Baked Goods Edibles Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Baked Goods Type (Level 3)
Edibles
EdiblesBaked Goods
EdiblesBaked GoodsBrownies
EdiblesBaked GoodsCookies
EdiblesBaked GoodsTreats

The Category Tags for all Capsules Edibles Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Level 3
Edibles
EdiblesCapsules

The Category Tags for all Snacks Edibles Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Snacks Type (Level 3)
Edibles
EdiblesSnacks
EdiblesSnacksCereal
EdiblesSnacksIce Cream

The Category Tags for all Cooking Ingredients Edibles Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Cooking Ingredients Type (Level 3)
Edibles
EdiblesCooking Ingredients
EdiblesCooking IngredientsCondiments
EdiblesCooking IngredientsButter

The Category Tags for all Edible Oils Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Edibles Type (Level 2)Oils Type (Level 3)
Edibles
EdiblesEdible Oils
EdiblesEdible OilsTincture
EdiblesEdible OilsOral Spray

You are also able to associate special dietary descriptors to each Edibles Product:

Main Category (Level 1)Dietary Types (Level 2)Level 3
EdiblesSugar Free
EdiblesGluten Free
EdiblesDairy Free
EdiblesPaleo Edibles
EdiblesNut Free
EdiblesKosher

Associate the Pets Category Tag to any Product where cannabis has been incorporated and produced for domestic animals or household pets.

Pets (Level 1)Level 2Level 3
Pets

Topicals Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines a Topical as a substance applied directly to the skin. Topicals are for external use only.

The Category Tags for all Topicals Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Topicals Type (Level 2)Bath Type (Level 3)
Topicals
TopicalsSprays
TopicalsPatches
TopicalsBalms & Salves
TopicalsBath
TopicalsBathBombs
TopicalsBathSoaking Salts
TopicalsLotions
TopicalsLubricants & Oils

Associate the Pets Category Tag to any Product where cannabis has been incorporated and produced for domestic animals or household pets.

Pets (Level 1)Level 2Level 3
Pets

Gear Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines Gear as any Product that's used for consuming cannabis or personal expression.

The Category Tags for all Bongs Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Bongs Type (Level 3)
Gear
GearBongs
GearBongsAsh Catchers
GearBongsBowls
GearBongsDownstems
GearBongsAdapters
GearBongsBubblers

The Category Tags for all Dab Rigs Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Dab Rigs Type (Level 3)
Gear
GearDab Rigs
GearDab RigsBangers & Nails
GearDab RigsCarb Cap
GearDab RigsDab Tools
GearDab RigsDab Mats
GearDab RigsTorches
GearDab RigsE-Nails

The Category Tags for all Pipes Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Level 3
Gear
GearPipes

The Category Tags for all Vaporizer Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Level 3
Gear
GearVaporizer

The Category Tags for all Accessories Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Level 3
Gear
GearAccessories
GearAccessoriesRolling Papers
GearAccessoriesStickers

The Category Tags for all Storage Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Level 3
Gear
GearStorage

The Category Tags for all Grinders Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Level 3
Gear
GearGrinders

The Category Tags for all Apparel Gear Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Level 3
Gear
GearApparel
GearApparelHats
GearApparelHoodies
GearApparelShirts

In addition to the Apparel Gear Category Tags listed above, you’re also able to associate a "Gender" to each apparel item:

Main Category (Level 1)Gear Type (Level 2)Gender (Level 3)
GearApparelMen's
GearApparelWomen's

Cultivation Product Category Tags

Weedmaps defines Cultivation as the process by which cannabis flowers are produced. Cultivation includes any type of Product for growing and harvesting cannabis cultivars (plants).

The Category Tags for all Cultivation Products are listed below.

Main Category (Level 1)Cultivation Type (Level 2)Level 3
Cultivation
CultivationClone
CultivationSeeds
CultivationFresh Frozen
CultivationTrim
CultivationWhole Plant

Discovery Tags

Customers and patients are able to search, filter, and browse Products on Weedmaps using Discovery Tags. Conceptually, they can be thought of as descriptors to help customers/patients find Products with particular characteristics they want (flower with a citrus flavor) or need (tinctures to bring a sleepy feeling).

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Tags for Master Products are set by the Master Brand and cannot be overridden.

Selecting Discovery Tags

Details and descriptors help customers and patients discover and find your Products. Refer to the tables in this section for a list of all the available Discovery tags as well as the relationship with the associated tag_groups.

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Discovery tags are helpful to consumers/patients, but not required.

Genetics Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to genetics for all Products are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
GeneticsIndica
GeneticsSativa
GeneticsHybrid

Strains Discovery Tags

Any Custom Products in the flower, concentrate, or vape pen categories can be associated with a strain name, such as Blue Dream, OG Kush, Pineapple Express, and so forth.

A GET request to the following URI would list Strains Discovery tags:
http://api-g.weedmaps.com/catalog/v1/tag_groups/b54405f8-2383-4138-82d8-b47aa71e5624?include=tags

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The list of strains is not static; Weedmaps periodically adds new strains approximately every few months.

Cannabinoid Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to cannabinoids for all Products are listed below.

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It's recommended to tag any Product with 0.5% CBD content or greater with the CBD Discovery Tag.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
CannabinoidsTetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)
CannabinoidsTetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
CannabinoidsCannabidiolic Acid (CBDA)
CannabinoidsCannabidiol (CBD)
CannabinoidsCannabinol (CBN)
CannabinoidsCannabigerol (CBG)
CannabinoidsCannabichromene (CBC)
CannabinoidsTetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
CannabinoidsCannabidivarin (CBDV)
CannabinoidsTHC-Dominant
CannabinoidsCBD-Dominant
CannabinoidsNon-Intoxicating

THC Dominant Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to the prominence or proportion of THC in all Products are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
THC DominantTHC-Dominant
THC Dominant0:1 CBD/THC
THC Dominant1:2 CBD/THC

CBD Dominant Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to the prominence or proportion of CBD in all Products are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
CBD DominantCBD-Dominant
CBD DominantCBD (No THC)
CBD Dominant2:1 CBD/THC
CBD DominantCBD (<0.3% THC)
CBD Dominant3:1 CBD/THC
CBD Dominant4:1 CBD/THC
CBD Dominant8:1 CBD/THC
CBD Dominant18:1 CBD/THC
CBD Dominant20:1 CBD/THC

Product Type

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to product type are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
TypeMedical
TypeRecreational

Edible Dosage Discovery Tags

Weedmaps has Discovery Tags unique to Edibles Products. The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to edibles dosage levels are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
Edible DosageLow Dosage
Edible DosageMedium Dosage
Edible DosageHigh Dosage

Genome Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Tags related to the genomic qualities of Products are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
GenomeSativa-Dominant
GenomeIndica-Dominant

Extraction Method Discovery Tags

Weedmaps has Discovery Tags unique to Concentrates Products. The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to types of extraction methods are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
Extraction MethodBHO
Extraction MethodPHO
Extraction MethodEHO
Extraction MethodCO2
Extraction MethodRSO

CBD Source Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to types of extraction methods for CBD Products are listed below.

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Under federal law, industrial hemp is the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
CBD ExtractionHemp Derived
CBD Extraction MethodMarijuana Derived

Flavors Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to types of flavors are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
FlavorsAmmonia
FlavorsApple
FlavorsApricot
FlavorsBerry
FlavorsBlue Cheese
FlavorsBlueberry
FlavorsButter
FlavorsCheese
FlavorsChemical
FlavorsChestnut
FlavorsCitrus
FlavorsCoffee
FlavorsDiesel
FlavorsEarthy
FlavorsFlowery
FlavorsGrape
FlavorsGrapefruit
FlavorsHoney
FlavorsLavender
FlavorsLemon
FlavorsLime
FlavorsMango
FlavorsMenthol
FlavorsMint
FlavorsNutty
FlavorsOrange
FlavorsPeach
FlavorsPear
FlavorsPepper
FlavorsPine
FlavorsPineapple
FlavorsPlum
FlavorsPungent
FlavorsRose
FlavorsSage
FlavorsSkunk
FlavorsSpicy/Herbal
FlavorsStrawberry
FlavorsSweet
FlavorsTar
FlavorsTea
FlavorsTobacco
FlavorsTree Fruit
FlavorsTropical
FlavorsVanilla
FlavorsWoody

Grow Environment Discovery Tags

Weedmaps has Discovery Tags unique to Cultivation Products. The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to various grow environments for Products are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
Grow EnvironmentIndoor
Grow EnvironmentOutdoor
Grow EnvironmentGreenhouse
Grow EnvironmentMixed-light

Lighting Discovery Tags

Weedmaps has Discovery Tags unique to Cultivation Products. The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to various types of lighting are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
LightingSun Grown
LightingHigh Pressure Sodium
LightingCompact Fluorescent
LightingMetal Halide
LightingHigh Intensity Fluorescent
LightingLED

Trim Process

Weedmaps has Discovery Tags unique to Cultivation Products. The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to the trim process of Products are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
TypeHand Trimmed
TypeMachine Trimmed

Screen Size Discovery Tags

Weedmaps has Discovery Tags unique to Concentrates Products. The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to screen sizes are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
Screen Size20-40µ
Screen Size40-80µ
Screen Size80-120µ
Screen Size120µ+

Effects Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to types of effects associated with a Product are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
EffectsAroused
EffectsCreative
EffectsEnergetic
EffectsEuphoric
EffectsFocused
EffectsGiggly
EffectsHappy
EffectsHungry
EffectsRelaxed
EffectsSleepy
EffectsTalkative
EffectsTingly
EffectsUplifted

Moods & Activities Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to the effects of Products on moods or motivation are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
Moods & ActivitiesLift Your Spirits
Moods & ActivitiesStay Productive
Moods & ActivitiesSleep Soundly
Moods & ActivitiesMotivate Your Mind
Moods & ActivitiesGet Active

Terpenes Discovery Tags

The Tag Group and Discovery Tags related to types of terpenes are listed below.

Tag GroupDiscovery Tag
TerpenesBisabolol
TerpenesBorneol
TerpenesCamphene
TerpenesCamphor
TerpenesCarene
TerpenesCaryophyllene
TerpenesCedrene
TerpenesCitronellol
TerpenesCymene
TerpenesEucalyptol
TerpenesFenchol
TerpenesGeraniol
TerpenesGeranyl
TerpenesGuaiol
TerpenesHumulene
TerpenesIsoborneol
TerpenesIsopulegol
TerpenesLimonene
TerpenesLinalool
TerpenesMenthol
TerpenesMyrcene
TerpenesNerolidol
TerpenesOcimene
TerpenesPhellandrene
TerpenesPhytol
TerpenesPinene
TerpenesPulegone
TerpenesSabinene
TerpenesTerpinene
TerpenesTerpineol
TerpenesTerpinolene
TerpenesValencene