Language is something that develops naturally over time. Words inevitably are created, used, changed and forgotten. When cultures collide there is an exchange of proper words as well as slang. The English we speak in America is not quite the same as the English they speak in England. All language is slightly different from their mother tongues. A Mexican, from Mexico, speaks a slightly different Spanish than that of a Spaniard from Spain.
With language evolving as we speak, pun intended, how do we know which words to use to talk about marijuana. I’m going to list about 100 of the top proper and slang words used to describe marijuana, however there is probably 100 more. Most of these words have come about as fond nicknames or codes to fool any government agency that may be listening. After this list we will learn some interesting facts about marijuana and maybe throw in a few recipes.
Some of the jargon used for marijuana is as follows:
Weed, Grass, Marijuana, Pot, Indo, Ganja, Green, Wacky Tobacky, Mary Jane, Chronic, Hemp, Bud, Herb, Peyote, Reefer, Goofy Boots, Cheeba, Hooch, Bhudda, Demp, KB, Hydro, Mersh, Art Supplies, Cannabis Sativa, Green Monster, Dope, Bob Marley, Smoke, Sticky Icky, Cough, Kali, Hash, Indian Boy, Purple Sticky Punch, Vipe, Afternoon Delight, Cannabis, Dank, Laughing Grass, Schwagg, Dime Bag Special, Green Panties, Alaskan Dog Fuck, Gong, Space Cowboy, Hungry Hungry Hippie, Panama Red, Oscar the Grouch, Nuggets, Mids, Puff the Magic Dragon, Bubonic, Dragpo, Purple Haze, Silver Haze, Trainwreck, Kush, Northern Lights, Skunk, White Widow, Cheech and Chong, Maui Wowie, Wavy Gravy, Sweet Leaf, Frankenstein, Bruce Banner, Fun, Nugs, AK-47, Yoda, Tumbleweed, Shit, Crippie, Doobie, Shrubbery, Dro, Krang, Sweet Thang, Combustible Love, Sustenance, THC, Scally Wag, George, Diesel, Tweed, Hemp, Wizzeed, Puff Puff Pass, Resin, Left Handed Cigarettes, Phillies, Peacebloom, Devil’s lettuce.
How about a little American Hemp History. The first law, regarding marijuana, was a 1619 law that actually required farmers to grow hemp for use as a textile for making clothing, sails and rope.
13 States in America currently passed compassionate use laws, which allow for regulated medical marijuana use. These states are Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Recently Colorado and Washington has passed legislation allowing the recreational use of marijuana by persons 18 years old and older.
The original drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. Speaking of paper, one acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 4 acres of trees.
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, allowed for the buying and selling of marijuana but with an unreasonably high tax attached.
Hemp seed is nature’s perfect food. The oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats.
Twelve Americans a year receive prescribed marijuana from the U.S. Government.
These recipes are fairly simple. You won’t need anything out of the ordinary. Some pots and pans, a little weed, and you’re set.
2 cups of Milk
Half a cup of Cream
Sugar to taste
Ground Hash about 100 mgs
Heat the milk and cream slowly until boiling, add the ground hash and simmer for 20 minutes, on low, stirring often. Add coffee and sugar, simmering for another 5 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy.
Bhudda Banana Bread
Half a cup of Canna-Butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
Half a cup of sour cream or milk
1 cup sugar
1teaspoon baking soda
Half a teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of finely chopped
Half a cup of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the pot-butter, eggs, sour cream (or milk) and sugar in a bowl. Add baking soda, finely chopped weed and vanilla. Add flour slowly while beating the mix. When everything is mixed add the bananas and beat until mostly smashed and add sweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips. Place in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake for one hour.
Hot Buttered Bhang
1/8 pound of butter
1/4-1/2 ounce of finely ground Cannabis
8 ounces of vodka
1 tablespoon of honey
Over medium heat, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the cannabis. Then add the vodka bringing the mixture to a boil, stirring the entire time. Once you hit the boiling point, reduce the heat to medium-low and let sit for 10-30 minutes minimum. Strain the mixture well and let cool to room temperature. Add honey to taste.
Hope you enjoyed this little “pot-luck” and as always arm yourself with knowledge and remember to live well.
This author of this article is Shaun “Odie” Mallet. If you enjoyed this piece you can follow me on Twitter @JakabokBotch. When I’m not writing about the jargon, recipes, and tools used for marijuana, such as a bud trimmer, I can at times be found enjoying the fruits of my labor.