Marijuana Glossary Terms
Glossary terms about marijuana - what you should know before you grow
These are some simple marijuana glossary terms or slang you may have heard but didn’t quite know what they were. With there being so many terms, slang-words and lingo being tossed around the world about weed, we decided to hunt them down and dedicate a portion of the site for only the best weed verbiage and annotate them right here for our readers.
As we scour the globe to find more marijuana glossary terms we’ll be sure to add them right here. When we have enough for our own dictionary you’ll probably find a new section.
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ALICE B. TOKLAS: The lesbian lover of Gertrude Stein and a good friend of Pablo Picasso, she had a recipe for killer marijuana brownies.
BALE: A compressed brick of marijuana, usually ranging in weight from 10to 40 pounds.
BHANG: An Indian and Middle Eastern smoking mixture consisting of pollen from marijuana flowers and ghee, an oily butter. In medieval Arabia it also referred to a datura-based knockout potion.
BLUNT: A joint rolled in the tobacco-leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt cigar.
BONG: A water-cooled pipe for one smoker, often made of glass or bamboo.
BRICK: A kilogram-sized slab or cube of compressed pot.
BUD: The fresh or dried flowers of the female marijuana plant.
BUDDHA STICK: See Thai Stick.
CANNABIS INDICA: The scientific name for a species of marijuana plant, the Indian hemp plant.
CANNABIS SATIVA: Another species of marijuana, closely related to indica.
CHIBA-CHIBA: A black Brazilian form of reefer, usually gummy and compressed into bricks.
CHILLUM: A cone-shaped pipe made of clay, or sometimes of fruit or vegetable rinds. Also known as Chalice.
CHRONIC: The hip-hop term for high-quality or potent reefer.
COCKTAIL: A joint of tobacco and marijuana combined.
COLOMBIAN: The most common type of grass on the black market.
DEPARTMENT: Means the state department of community health.
DOOBIE: A 1960s and ’70s term for joint; the word originated on the baby-boomer kiddy show Romper Room, where the good children were called “good Do-Bees.”
DOPE: Any controlled substance, although it usually refers to heroin or marijuana; also a hip-hop term for fine or good.
DURBAN BROWN: >Marijuana from Natal Province in South Africa.
ELBOW: A pound of weed.
ENCLOSED; LOCKED FACILITY: A closet, room, or other enclosed area equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by a registered primary caregiver or registered qualifying patient.
FRESH or PHAT: Hip-hop term for good, great, grand, dope, fine; having an ample stash or supply of dope.
GAGE: 1940s slang for pot.
GANJA: Indian and Jamaican term for marijuana.
GOLD: Yellow pot from Acapulco in Mexico or Santa Marta Department in Colombia.
GRASS: Marijuana, weed, pot, etc.
HASHISH or HASH: Smoking mixture that regionally varies, generally based primarily on resin from substandard Middle Eastern or Indian marijuana. There is a recipe to make Hash on WeedPad that we found to be quite authentic and easy to prepare.
HEMP: Cannabis stalks and stems, especially those used to make rope, fabrics, etc.
HERB: Jamaican term for marijuana with Biblical connotations;
HOOKAH: A hashish water-pipe with four long stems to accommodate four smokers at once; ref. the Caterpillar in Alice In Wonderland.
IN CROWD: Hipsters who throw secret parties for vipers only.
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: Circa the 1940s and ’50s, a term for a roach-holder fashioned from a matchbook cover.
JIVE: 1930s and ’40s slang for marijuana and marijuana-influenced popular music.
JOHNSON: 1960s term for a joint, referring either to LBJ or the membrum virile.
JOINT: A marijuana cigarette (see jay).
JAY: Another term for a marijuana cigarette (see joint).
KAFF: Golden pollen hash from Morocco, Lebanon and other Arab or Middle Eastern nations. Also known as Kif, Kief, Khayf and Kief. It is said that “A puff of kaff in the morning makes a man as strong as 1,000 camels in the courtyard.”
LAMBSBREAD: Large Jamaican buds which can be sliced like a loaf of bread and are shaped like a lamb’s tail.
MARIJUANA: Means that term as defined in most sections of the public health code. This spelling is somewhat legally suggestive in nature.
MARIJUANA: The smokable flowers and leaves of the female cannabis plant. Also spelled Marihuana.
MARYJANE: The female cannabis plant. Male plants have almost no active Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Also known as MJ.
MEDICAL USE: Means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture, use, internal possession, delivery, transfer, or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration of marijuana to treat or alleviate a registered qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition.
MEZZ: Marijuana; from Mezz Mezzrow, the legendary jazzman and Harlem pot-dealer who turned on Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats during the 1930s.
MUGGLES: 1930s and ’40s slang for pot.
NICKEL BAG: Five dollars worth of pot, or any other street intoxicant.
OIL: The purified and concentrated resin from hashish or marijuana.
OH-ZEE: An ounce of pot.
PARAQUAT: A defoliant, toxic to humans as well as plants, that has been sprayed on marijuana throughout the world since the ’70s.
PANAMA RED: A potent strain of pot from Panama.
PHYSICIAN: An individual licensed as a physician within the state where the prescription or certification for medical marijuana is written.
PRIMARY CAREGIVER: A person who is at least 21 years old (depending on state) and who has agreed to assist with a patient’s medical use of marijuana and who has never been convicted of a felony involving illegal drugs. Check your state laws for the marijuana state laws
POT: Reefer, grass, cannabis.
QUALIFYING PATIENT: A person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition.
REEFER: Term for pot dating back to the turn of the century, and still popular. A great movie to watch is an old government propaganda film called “Reefer Madness”. Clicking the link will allow you to watch from here.
REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARD: A document issued by the department of health for that state that identifies a person as a registered qualifying patient or registered primary caregiver.
ROACH: The butt of a joint; it is strong because it catches and concentrates the resin from the rest of the joint.
ROPE DOPE: Low-quality pot from leafy hemp.
SINSEMILLA: The flowering tops of seedless plants.
SHIT: Any sort of controlled substance.
SKUNK: Aromatic sinsemilla, usually cultivated from the Afghan variety of marijuana.
SMOKE: Pot, reefer, tea, grass, etc.
SPLIFF: Jamaican term for a large, ice-cream-cone-shaped joint.
STASH: (n.) A hidden cache of dope; (v.) to conceal one’s dope.
TEA: Slang for maryjane, mj, pot, muggles, gage, etc.
TEA PAD: In Harlem in the ’30s and ’40s, an after-hours club where pot was smoked and jazz music performed.
THC: The psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana that is responsible for the high. It’s full scientific name is: TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL
THAI STICK: A delicious Thai variety of marijuana, usually wrapped around thin bamboo splints or popsicle stick slivers.
THYME or OREGANO: Spices resembling marijuana in appearance, frequently used to defraud customers.
TOKE: To inhale, or puff, from a joint of reefer.
TWENTY AND FORTY: Hip-hop term for a $20 bag of reefer and a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor.
TWIGS AND SEEDS: The un-smokable leftovers from screening marijuana before sale, or the stuff at the bottom of the bag after purchase.
UNDERGROUND: The drug-using sector of society.
USABLE MARIJUANA: The dried leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant, and any mixture or preparation thereof, but does not include the seeds, stalks, and roots of the plant.
VIPER: Term for the 1930s hipsters who frequented tea pads and smoked jive; onomatopoeic from ssssssssst, the sound made by an inhaling pot-smoker.
VISITING QUALIFYING PATIENT: Means a patient who is not a resident of the state or who has been a resident of the state for less than 30 days.
WEED: Pot, weed, maryjane, mj, smoke, herb, etc.
WRITTEN CERTIFICATION: Means a document signed by a physician, stating the patient’s debilitating medical condition and stating that, in the physician’s professional opinion, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the patient’s debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition.
ZONKED: Very stoned, spaced-out, wasted, ripped, destroyed, wrecked, intoxicated all to Hell and gone.
ZIG-ZAG: A brand of rolling papers famous for the silhouette of a bearded smoker on the label.