Alice B. Tolkas -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.
Cashed -Term referring to the completion of marijuana that is smoked in a pipe/bowl. E.g. “The bowl is cashed.” or “Cash the bowl out.” (This term is WIDELY used in the midwest.)
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-From Marijuana Natal Province in South Africa.
Elbow -A pound of pot
Freestyle-Free thought style of music; person raps to a beat from off the top of his/her head.
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.”
Lamsbread -Large Jamaican buds which can be sliced like a loaf of bread and are shaped like a lamb’s tail.
LTD -Awesome dudes.
Marijuana -The smokable flowers and leaves of the female cannabis plant.
Maryjane -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.
Ripped -Another term used for being stoned. ” I am ripped”
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.