- The process of using a plastic card to help draw material through a screen while sifting trichomes from dried flower. This is performed to remove any plant material that may have been initially removed from the dried flower.
- A compliance check in which a staff member of a dispensary or other cannabis establishment reviews cannabis users' identification card to determine whether they can legally consume cannabis products. Carding may involve a regular ID as well as a medical cannabis recommendation. Laws and regulations regarding the sale and use of cannabis vary around the world.
Carding can help dry sift become full-melt by leaving behind any plant matter.
Carding is a normal practice at a dispensary, so cannabis users should be prepared to show identification.