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WEED   TERMS

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 10
               to 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/CHALICE 
               A cone-shaped pipe made of clay, or sometimes of fruit or
               vegetable rinds.

          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.

          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-Bes."

          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 pot.

          FRESH/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 pot.

          GOLD 
               Yellow pot from Acapulco in Mexico or Santa Marta Department in
               Colombia.

          GRASS 
               Marijuana, weed, pot, etc.

          HASHISH/HASH 
               Smoking mixture that regionally varies, generally based primarily on
               resin from substandard Middle Eastern or Indian marijuana.

          HEMP 
               Cannabis stalks and stems, especially those used to make rope,
               fabrics, etc.

          HERB 
               Jamaican term for marijuana with Biblical connotations; Rastafarian
               sacrament.

          HOOKAH 
               A hashish waterpipe 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/JAY 
               A marijuana cigarette.

          KIEF/KIF/KAFF/KHAYF 
               Golden pollen hash from Morocco, Lebanon and other Arab/Middle
               Eastern nations. It is said that "A puff of kif 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 
               The smokable flowers and leaves of the female cannabis plant.

          MARYJANE/M.J. 
               The female cannabis plant. Male plants have almost no active
               tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

          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.

          POT 
               Reefer, grass, cannabis.

          REEFER 
               Term for pot dating back to the turn of the century, and still popular.

          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 Afghani 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, muggles, gage, etc.

          TEA PAD 
               In Harlem in the '30s and '40s, an after-hours club where pot was
               smoked and jazz music performed.

          TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL/THC 
               The psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana that is responsible for the
               high.

          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 unsmokable leftovers from screening marijuana before sale, or
               the stuff at the bottom of the bag after purchase.

          UNDERGROUND 
               The drug-using sector of society.

          VIPER 
               1930s hipsters who frequented tea pads and smoked jive;
               onomatopoeic from ssssssssst, the sound made by an inhaling
               pot-smoker.

          WEED 
               Pot, weed, smoke, herb, etc.

          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.