Weed Terminology - a Dictionary for Stoners

Freddie May 19, 2023
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Weed Terminology - a Dictionary for Stoners

So you have dove into the world of substance abuse (not actually), and you have heard some terms or names you did not understand. For example, "Let's hot box" or Let's roll a spliff. There are an insane amount of standard slang terms and probably even more unusual ones. So remember, smoke marijuana safely!

If it is your first time smoking, check out my post about smoking for the first time. Consuming cannabis can be scary and should be done correctly the first time you do it. Always consume cannabis in safe places.

Let's dive into different names for marijuana.

Cannabis Synonyms

Bud

The term is used to refer to the petalless flowers of the cannabis plant. Buds, or "nugs," contain trichomes, which have compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes that can get you high or give medical benefits. Check out Leafly for more info on what a bud is. If you smoke cannabis, you smoke the buds of the cannabis plants.

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Marijuana

The use of "marijuana" in American English increased dramatically in the 1930s when it was preferred as an exotic-sounding alternative name during drug use debates. It has been suggested that in the United States, the word was promoted by opponents of the drug, who wanted to stigmatize it with a "foreign-sounding name." However, according to Lizzie Post, the word "marijuana" is deprecated because "in the early 1900s, the term marijuana was purposely used to negatively associate it with the Latino community as it sounded more like Mexican slang than American slang.

Weed

"Weed" was first used around the early 1910s and was officially listed as one of the new terms for cannabis in the 1929 edition of American Speech. However, at the time, it wasn't widely adopted. Instead, "weed" was overshadowed by its more exotic counterpart, "marijuana." 

Grass

In the 1700s, farmers in the colonies were required to grow 1/4 of their crops in hemp because they used to make rope out of it for the large ships that brought our ancestors. So imagine large fields covered in what we would call ditch weed .as we know, hemp is a very hardy plant that seeds itself in and grows like grass.

Dope

Dope isn't the most flattering term we have for cannabis. During the 19th century, "dope" was a synonym for a fool and also as a synonym for Opium.

By the 20th century, the term was used to describe any illegal smokable substance. Nowadays, you can call something dope if it is cool or good.

Reefer

Reefer is a marijuana slang term often referring to a joint. Reefer was simultaneously popularized and stigmatized by the 1930s melodramatic propaganda film "Reefer Madness," in which cannabis lures users down a dangerous rabbit hole.

Ganja

Hindi word for cannabis; the term was introduced to Jamaica by Indian laborers.

Person 1: "Ganja is Jamaican for weed!"

Person 2: "No, it's Hindi. Jamaican isn't even a language, retard. Now pass the joint."

Hash (Hashish)

Hash (or hashish) is a concentrated form of cannabis.

It is the resin of the cannabis plant that's been separated from the plant mechanically or chemically.

Herb

herb

(h)ərb/

noun

any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume. "bundles of dried herbs."

Chronic

Used to describe high-quality cannabis. A chronic medical condition is a long-lasting condition. Chronic cannabis should also be long-lasting.

Mary Jane

It's a common nickname for weed, and it especially became popular due to Rick James' 1978 hit of the same title, in which he proclaims to be in love with a woman (apparently called Mary Jane) who always knows how to make him feel better.

As the song says, you can use cannabis to relieve depression and anxiety symptoms, and it's also perfect for when you want a nice, relaxing time.

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Blow

Blow = smoke. Dope = weed.

Therefore:

Blow dope = smoke weed.

Stoner 1: Hey man, let's drive around and blow dope!

Stoner 2: SMOKE WEED EVERY DAY!

Pot

The word came into use in America in the late 1930s. It is a shortening of the Spanish Potiguaya or Potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine or brandy in which marijuana buds have been steeped. It literally means "the drink of grief." It involves heating the marijuana leaves in wine or brandy.

Stuff

I don't have a good explanation for this, but I don't have a lousy answer either. Simply, "Wanna go smoke some stuff?"

Flower

Synonym for bud. The term is used to refer to the petalless flowers of the cannabis plant. Buds, or "nugs," contain trichomes, which have compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes that can get you high or give medical benefits.

Dutch Master

A Dutch master is a type of wrap/paper/leaf. Check out this guide on how to roll one.

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Addiction Treatment

Drug treatment is intended to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. Treatment can occur in various settings, take many different forms and last for different lengths of time. Cannabis is in itself not addicting, but it can be psychological addiction. Therefore, the cannabis industry has to offer treatment facilities, in my opinion. Substance abuse is nothing to joke around with; always take precautions.

Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are the product of distilling down the most desirable parts of the plant. They contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes of cannabis flowers and none of the excess plant material. Ounce for ounce, marijuana concentrates have a far greater proportion of cannabinoids and terpenes than raw cannabis flowers.

Spliff

A marijuana cigarette/cannabis cigarette. A joint rolled with marijuana mixed with tobacco.

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Amp Joint

An amp joint is a joint mixed with other drugs. This can be pretty dangerous, and I do not support it. If someone consumes cannabis, they should be careful consuming other drugs that same day. Some drugs mix well; some don't. I know that drugs like cocaine or heroin are super addictive and commonly lead to a worse life.

Many people enjoy cannabis with alcohol. This can be fun but can also lead to a vomit-filled night. Be safe out there.

Here is information about how different substances mix

Some Popular Cannabis Strains

Mexican airlines

Its THC level of 19% makes it the perfect specimen for those who love a Sativa high - powerful with intense euphoria and an injection of creativity, which can crest into psychedelic experiences. Mexican Airlines opens the doors of creativity and activates the desire to have fun. It's one vacation you won't forget, a jet-powered flight to exotic, fantastic beaches.

Purple Haze

Purple Haze is a sativa marijuana strain popularized by Jimi Hendrix's 1967 classic song, Purple Haze. This strain delivers a dreamy burst of euphoria that brings veteran consumers back to their psychedelic heyday. This nostalgic sativa staple remains cherished for its high-energy cerebral stimulation that awakens creativity and blissful contentment throughout the day. In addition, the cannabis aromas are beautiful with this plant.

Atom Bomb

Atomic Bomb crosses Chemdog with a flavor-packed Kush and Bomb Seeds' award-winning THC Bomb. The result has a flavor profile with notes of fuel and citrus followed up by some undertones of menthol and berry. The high potency and duration make Atomic Bomb ideal for consumers searching for a euphoric feeling that lingers for hours.

If interested in more strains, check out The Best Marijuana Strains of 2022.

And You Don't See Listed?

Diving into the world of marijuana isn't always easy. You might feel overwhelmed with the slang terms or slang names for different stuff. If there are any I missed (there definitely are), feel free to contact me HERE, and ill get back to you.

I like to believe I've included the most common slang terms, but new ones come along all the time.

100 Names For Weed

Just a big list without much content. This way, I can include more words.

  1. Weed

  2. Pot

  3. Herb

  4. Bud

  5. Mary Jane

  6. Ganja

  7. Grass

  8. Reefer

  9. Cannabis

  10. Dope

  11. Green

  12. Smoke

  13. Hash

  14. Joint

  15. Blunt

  16. Sticky-icky

  17. 420

  18. Wacky tobaccy

  19. Stank

  20. Skunk

  21. Mota

  22. Doobie

  23. Giggle smoke

  24. Devil's lettuce

  25. Hydro

  26. Black tar

  27. Spliff

  28. J

  29. Dime bag

  30. Quarter

  31. Eighth

  32. Bowl

  33. Bong

  34. Pipe

  35. Roach

  36. Roll-up

  37. Doink

  38. Session

  39. Zoot

  40. Buzz

  41. High

  42. Stoned

  43. Blaze

  44. toke

  45. Puff

  46. Herbology

  47. Mary Warner

  48. Magic Dragon

  49. Smokeweed

  50. Herbaceous

  51. Green goddess

  52. Jazz cabbage

  53. Nature's gift

  54. Plant medicine

  55. Smokey Joe

  56. Chronic-les

  57. Grasshopper

  58. Herbal remedy

  59. Happy smoke

  60. Reefer madness

  61. Dream puff

  62. Puff the magic dragon

  63. Herbal delight

  64. Ganja goddess

  65. Healing herb

  66. Peace pipe

  67. Herbal therapy

  68. Cloud 9

  69. Zen zoot

  70. Magic herb

  71. Bliss bud

  72. Herbal infusion

  73. Earth medicine

  74. Relaxation station

  75. Green therapy

  76. Zen smoke

  77. Sweet leaf

  78. Cloud walker

  79. Tranquil toke

  80. Herbal haze

  81. Sensi stick

  82. Mind meld

  83. Zen blossom

  84. Natural high

  85. Enlightened puff

  86. Blissful bud

  87. Herbal elixir

  88. Nirvana puff

  89. Serene smoke

  90. Herbal harmony

  91. Cloud chaser

  92. Peaceful puff

  93. Zen garden

  94. Euphoria express

  95. Herbal tonic

  96. Mellow puff

  97. Chill leaf

  98. Herbal blend

  99. Harmony haze

  100. Natural bliss

Good Luck!

-Freddie