Marijuana Street Names

Marijuana Street Names

There may not be another drug on the planet with more euphemisms than marijuana. So many cultures have used it for centuries and out of each of these traditions have come a number of nicknames and street names for the drug. You may not recognize some of these names as terms for marijuana vary according to geographical location and across age groups.

However, you may recognize a number of the most common or popular terms for marijuana used on the street today. Nicknames like weed, pot, dope, grass, reefer, herb, and Mary Jane have been used for decades and continue to enjoy a certain amount popularity. Other words like Aunt Mary, gangster, boom, ganja, skunk, or kif are also often heard across age groups. Others popular general terms for marijuana include:

  • Buds
  • Nuggets
  • Blaze
  • Tobacco
  • Hay
  • Rope
  • Stinkweed

Marijuana Forms

Just like all plants, marijuana comes in a variety of forms, and each of these forms has its own street name. Most of these terms are derived from their geographical region of origin. Some of the most popular include:

  • Acapulco Gold or Gold
  • Texas Tea
  • Sinsemilla or Sins
  • Panama Gold or Panama Red
  • Colombo
  • Chronic
  • Maui Wowie
  • Hash or Hashish
  • Black Russian
  • Homegrown
  • Chicago Black
  • Chiba Chiba

Cultural Terms for Marijuana

Depending on the part of the world you live in or your neighborhood, you may hear any number of culturally specific terms for marijuana. Some of these include:

  • Dagga (South African)
  • Ganja (Jamaican)
  • Kif (North African)
  • Mota (Spanish)
  • Sinse (Spanish)
  • Frios (Spanish)
  • Santa Marta (Spanish)
  • Pakalolo (Hawaiian)
  • Fuma Dangola (Portuguese)
  • Charas (India)
  • Citrol (Nepal)

Nicknames and Street Names for How Marijuana is Used

There are almost as many ways to use marijuana as there are names for the drug itself. Usually, users smoke it by rolling it into a cigarette called a joint, spliff, bone, nail, or when smoked down to the end, a roach. Others use a glass pipe or a water pipe called a bong and smoke it that way. Still others mix it with food and eat it (especially brownies) or steep it, like tea, and drink it.

A blunt is a form of smoking marijuana made popular by rap and hip-hop. Blunts are made by taking a cigar, cutting it open and replacing the tobacco inside with marijuana. Many people combine marijuana with other drugs inside the blunt and when this happens, the name changes yet again. Blunts made of marijuana and dipped in PCP may be referred to as dust, chips, wets, tical, wicky sticks or happy sticks. Blunts made of a combination of crack/cocaine and marijuana are commonly called primos, woolies, or woo-woos. Lace the marijuana with opium and roll it up in a blunt or a joint and it’s called a Thai stick or Buddha.

Other types of marijuana drug combinations that one may hear of are:

  • A-Bomb (marijuana and heroin smoked in a cigarette)
  • Banano (marijuana or tobacco cigarettes laced with cocaine)
  • Basuco, Juice Joint (cocaine sprinkled on marijuana)
  • Coca Puff (to smoke cocaine and marijuana)
  • Crack Back, Torpedo, Turbo (crack and marijuana)
  • El Diablo (cocaine, heroin and marijuana)
  • M (morphine and marijuana)

Nicknames and Street Names for Amounts of Marijuana

In order for sellers and users not to get caught in the act of a marijuana transaction, slang communication was birthed to give way for dealings. Generally, how much users are going to buy has a specific name. Here are some terms associated with the use of marijuana that refer to the amount:

  • Lid (an ounce or less of the drug)
  • Matchbox (a small amount of marijuana that usually comes in a cardboard matchbox)
  • Nickel bag (a small bag of marijuana that sells for $5)
  • Dime bag (a small bag of marijuana that sells for $10)
  • Quarter (a quarter ounce of marijuana that ranges in price according to the type)
  • Brick (2.2 pounds or one kilogram of marijuana that has been compacted tightly)

Marijuana Help

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