Weedly Glossary

Brush up your slang to navigate the world of cannabis better. Read our glossary to speak the language and start talking like a pro:

420

Slang term for the consumption of cannabis

Acapulco Gold

An heirloom variety of cannabis originally grown in the mountains of western Mexico

Accessories

Equipment, products, devices, or materials of any kind that are intended or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing cannabis into the human body.

Access Point

An access point is a state recognized facility that provides safe access to medical marijuana. The retailing of the medical marijuana is highly regulated to ensure each facility enforces the state’s laws and guidelines pertaining to the dispensing of medical cannabis. An access point also educates and guides its clients about the science of medical cannabis as well as the application and certification process.

 April 20

International day for cannabis pride.

bag

A package of marijuana

bhang

A traditional edible preparation of cannabis, a drink.

BHO

Short for Butane Hash Oil. A potent concentrate of cannabinoids extracted by passing butane over cannabis flowers. Can resemble honey or wax, but comes in a range of different consistencies.

back market

Underground economy of illegal cannabis trade due to prohibition on some countries.

blue Dream

A sativa-dominant, hybrid variety of cannabis also called Blueberry Haze because it is a cross between Blueberry and Haze varieties, with Afghani, Mexican, and Thai ancestry.

blaze

Action of smoking cannabis to reach euphoric/hazy feeling.

blazed

Result of smoking cannabis with high THC level.

blunt

Marijuana bud/tobacco rolled in an expensive cigar. The hollowed-out cigar is filled with marijuana hence user smoke a combination of cannabis and tobacco in certain degrees.

bong

AKA water pipe. A bong is a special device used to smoke cannabis, tobacco or other herbal substances. It is one of the most common forms of consuming cannabis where a user can pass the smoke through water to remove various toxins and cool the smoke. This allows smokers to take in larger bouts of smoke and hold it in the lungs for longer periods.

bowl

A bowl holds plant matter that you smoke or vaporize. Smoke is made by igniting a bowl’s contents with a flame. Some bowls are built into a pipe, like the push bowl on a spoon

bubbler

A portable smoking pipe, typically made of hand-blown glass, used to filter and purify the smoke. Bubblers are smaller than a bong.

bud

Refers to the actual flower of the marijuana plant.

bud Tender

The attendant who works behind the counter at a local dispensary or retail cannabis shop who can answer your questions and attends your cannabis needs.

buzz

Slang name for a pleasant euphoric effect of cannabis.

cannabis

Genus of flowered plants local to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. AKA marijuana, bud, pot, and Mary Jane.

cannabis concentrate

Concentrated active portions of cannabis.

cannabis consumption

Ways cannabis is consumed to experience psychoactive or therapeutic properties, including:

cannabis foods

lotions

oral tinctures

smoking

vaporizing

cannabis edibles and extracts

Psychoactive products made from cannabis, including:

bhang

cannabis tea

charas

concentrates

honey oil

live resin

shatter

wax

hash oil

hashish

kief

tincture of cannabis

CBD oil

Cannabidiol, a relatively non-psychoactive medical cannabis extract, similar to the Charlotte’s Web strain developed for Dravet syndrome.

chalice

A sacred Rastafari water pipe. [See drug paraphernalia.]

chanvre

French name for cannabis.

charas

A traditional form of Indian hashish.

Charlotte’s Web

A high-CBD, low-THC, relatively non-psychoactive medical cannabis extract, developed in Colorado, named after Dravet syndrome patient Charlotte Figi. The name Charlotte’s Web is banned in Oregon for its association with a children’s book of that title.

cherry

Slang word for a burning ember at the tip of a joint or in a pipe bowl.

cherried

When the bowl gets lit and no longer requires a lighter.

chillum

A traditional clay pipe for smoking cannabis

chronic

A slang name for high quality cannabis

cola

Topmost flower bud on a cannabis plant.

concentrates

Products including budder, honey oil, live resin, shatter, taffy, wax, commercially extracted from cannabis with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) or hydrocarbon solvents.

connoisseur

A particular marijuana enthusiast.

cottonmouth

Slang name for a dry mouth caused by smoking or vaporizing cannabis or cannabis extracts.

D

dab

Slang name for hash oil, a resin extracted from cannabis.

dabbing

A slang term for smoking or vape-ing hash oil, or “dabs,” extracted from cannabis.[2] [See cannabis consumption.]

dab rig

Water pipe device for vaporizing hash oil.[20] [See drug paraphernalia.]

dagga

Afrikaans word for cannabis, derived from the Khoikhoi dachab.

dank

A slang word for high quality cannabis.

edible

A food or drink containing cannabis.

effects of cannabis

Consumption of cannabis has various psychological and physiological effects that can include euphoria and anxiety. Other effects of cannabis include munchies.

enthusiast

A person who consumes cannabis.

extract

  1.   Product made from cannabis resin.
  2.   Process of making edible products or concentrates from cannabis.

F

flower 

The part of a cannabis plant that is used for its therapeutic qualities.

G

ganja

Hindi word for cannabis.

glass

A name describing specialty art-glass cannabis pipes and bongs.

grinder

Apparatus for grinding cannabis before use.

H

Half

14 grams of dried herbs. A half ounce.

hanf

German word for cannabis

Hand Pipe

A hand pipe is any pipe that does not use water and is usually fairly easy to hold in your hands. They’re the simplest, most classic pipe sold the world over

Hash

Shortened name for hashish.

hashish

An extracted cannabis product made from resin.

hash oil

A resin extracted from cannabis or hashish.

Haze: 

An influential and historic cannabis genetic used to create many popular strains. Several varieties of Haze are commonly seen on dispensary menus, usually in the sativa category.

head

A pothead.

head shop

A retail outlet specializing in paraphernalia and items related to cannabis culture.

hemp

English, or common name for the entire plant cannabis, legally named marijuana or marihuana in some jurisdictions.

Other names for hemp include:

Cannabis indica

Cannabis ruderalis

Cannabis sativa

feral cannabis

ganja

grass

Mary Jane

medical cannabis

reefer

trees

weed 

hemp oil

Oil extracted from cannabis seeds.

hemp protein

The protein content of hemp seeds.

herb

A word describing cannabis.

herb grinder

Device for grinding cannabis before use.

high

Slang name describing the state of being under the influence of cannabis.

High Times

An American monthly cannabis rights magazine founded in 1974 for the Yippie Underground Press Syndicate by Tom Forçade, now with a circulation of 236,000 monthly subscribers.

hippie

1960s cannabis subculture.

hipster

1940s or contemporary cannabis subculture.

hit

Act of smoking, or vape-ing, a puff of cannabis or cannabis extract.

home grown or homegrown

Cannabis that has been personally cultivated.

honey oil

A type of extracted cannabis concentrate.

hookah

A traditional Indian water pipe, also called shisha in Arabic speaking locales and in Southeast Asia.

hophead

A user of cannabis

hot box

Slang term for smoking cannabis in a closed space.

Hybrid: 

A term for cannabis strains that combine sativa and indica to produce a balance between cerebral and physical effects.

hydro

Slang name for hydroponic cannabis.

hydroponic

Cannabis that is grown in a nutrient solution, without soil.

I

Indica

Indica is one of the three species of cannabis. They are typically characterized by broad, short leaves, and large yields during harvest. The origin of cannabis indica is Asia and the Middle East. Kush and Afghan varieties are both indicas. Indica is known for its relaxing physical effects.

industrial hemp

Cannabis cultivated to make products that are non-psychoactive.

informant

A word used to describe an undercover police informant, narcotics agent, or snitch.

initiative

Citizens’ initiatives are a method, allowed in some jurisdictions, to put a law up for popular vote by getting petitions signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters. Popular initiatives are allowed in twenty-one U.S. states.

irie

Jamaican English term indicating peace of mind and well-being

J

jagged

Jazz-era term for being under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs.

jay

Slang name for a joint.

joint

A cannabis cigarette.

K

kief

A form of cannabis concentrate, consists of a powder that is created by shaking the crystalized trichomes off cured cannabis flowers.

kind

Word describing high-quality cannabis, or anything related to cannabis culture.

Kush

A subset of indica varieties of cannabis bred from descendants of strains originating in the Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.

L

lid

A measured quantity of cannabis, usually one ounce to 1 1/2 ounces, an amount that would fill a shoe box lid.

live resin

Extracted fresh cannabis that is kept at freezing temperatures through the entire process, rather than dried.

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Ma

Chinese name for cannab

magical brownie

A slang name for a cannabis edible.

magic mushroom

Any of 186 species of psilocybin fungi, or psychedelic mushrooms, banned in the United States under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Used since prehistoric times as an entheogen for spiritual experiences, some cultures have used psilocybin mushrooms in their religious rites and ceremonies

Marijuana

AKA cannabis (ganja, pot, bud or mary jane). This is the term given to cannabis by US government prohibitionists in the early 20th century. The term was derived from the Mexican “marihuana.” It is still a common term, but because of the racial-charged and politically motivated background, favor has fallen back to the actual name of the plant: cannabis.

Mary Jane

A slang term for cannabis. 

MIDS

Or midz refers to mid or low-grade cannabis.

Moon Rocks

These are cannabis flowers that have been coated with hash oil and dusted with kief. They are extremely potent and can be consumed like how you consume flower.

Mota

Spanish term for cannabis. 

Medical Marijuana

A term that refers to the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain, nausea, anxiety and more. For medical purpose, marijuana can be consumed via smoking, vaporizing, eating extracts or using topicals like lotions or sprays.

Munchies

The strong, sudden desire for food.

N

Nug

Slang name for a bud of high-quality cannabis.

O

OG

Short for

“ocean-grown” or “original gangster”, the term was first applied by the Cypress

Hill Gang to cannabis in reference to L.A. Kush, a particularly popular strain

which was available in Los Angeles during the 1990s.

oil

Slang name for hash oil, a resin extracted from cannabis.

P

pakalolo

Hawaiian slang name for cannabis. 

paraphernalia

  1. Any material related to cannabis culture.
  2. Equipment or accessories used for growing, consuming, or concealing cannabis.

personal cannabis use

Consumption of cannabis for any medical, nonmedical, recreational, religious, responsible, social, spiritual, therapeutic, or other reason.

pot

Cannabis, possibly derived from Spanish potiguaya, itself possibly derived from potacion de guaya.

pothead

A frequent user of cannabis.

potiguaya

Spanish word for cannabis.

Pre-roll

prohibition

Laws in some jurisdictions banning the cultivation or sales of cannabis in an attempt to prevent its use. These bans are criticized because they create a black market and because enforcement is disproportionate in communities of color.

prohibitionism

A legal philosophy and political theory which holds that citizens will abstain from behaviors if the actions are prohibited and enforced by law. This philosophy has been most notably the basis for acts of statutory law throughout history when a large group of as given population disapproves of, or feels threatened by, an activity in which a smaller group of that population engages, criminalizing the behavior of the feared minority group.

psychonautics

Altered states of consciousness induced by meditation, cannabis, or other substances.

R

Rastafari

A religion developed in Jamaica during the 1930s currently with an estimated 700,000 to 1 million members worldwide.

reefer

A slang word for cannabis, possibly derived from reefing, or rolling up a canvas sail.

reeferphobe

An individual who feels uncomfortable around people who consume cannabis. Someone who is reeferphobic, or has an irrational fear of cannabis law reform, or someone who exhibits reeferphobia

reeferphobia

Aversion to, dislike of, or prejudice against marijuana consumers.

rolling paper

A thin specialty paper used for making cannabis cigarettes.

S

scromiting

A medical disorder whose proper name is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, where abdominal pain occurs in some heavy users of cannabinoids.

session

Slang name for a cannabis get-together.

shatter

A type of extracted cannabis concentrate that is brittle, usually transparent, and breaks like glass.

shisha

An Arabic word for hookah, a traditional water pipe for smoking cannabis.

sinsemilla

Spanish for without seed, a slang name for high quality, dried cannabis.

Skunk

Hybrid variety of cannabis that is known for a pungent fragrance.

smoking

A method of consuming cannabis by inhalation of vapors released by burning cannabis or cannabis extracts.

snitch

A slang word meaning police informant.

space cake

A slang name for a cannabis edible.

spliff

A slang word for cannabis cigarette.

stash

Word used to describe a supply of cannabis.

stash box

Any container used for concealing cannabis or valuables.

stoned

Slang name for being under the influence of cannabis.

stoner

A slang word meaning heavy cannabis smoker, the word is derogatory except within the cannabis culture.

stoner bashing

Verbal or physical abuse directed against a person who is perceived by the aggressor to be someone who is a consumer of cannabis, including unprovoked threats, intimidation, and offensive jokes made at the expense of a cannabis consumer by an attacker who is in a position of power over the victim.

strain

Varieties of cannabis bred for medical or industrial applications. Traditional heirloom strains of cannabis and contemporary hybrid varieties vary broadly because terpenes in the essential oils of the flowers, which give the buds their fragrance, and the ratio of cannabinoids, the more than 100 different therapeutically-active compounds, are infinitely variable.

T

taffy

An extracted cannabis concentrate product that is doughy or flexible.

tax and regulate

A system for U.S. states like Washington and Colorado to legalize cannabis and gain tax revenue from it, versus states like Vermont, and the District of Columbia, which legalized without setting up any regulatory system.

tea

  1. A slang name for cannabis.
  2. An infusion of cannabis in water.

tea head

A slang name for a cannabis consumer.

tea party

Slang name for a cannabis get-together.

terpenes

Organic compounds in the essential oils produced in cannabis trichomes that give the buds their fragrance

tetrahydrocannabinol or THC

A psychoactive substance found in cannabis, abbreviated THC.

Thai stick

A variety of cannabis flowers from Thailand tied together around a stick.

tincture of cannabis

An alcoholic extract of cannabis.

toke

Slang name for a puff of cannabis smoke or vapor.

toker

A slang word meaning one who smokes cannabis

trees

A slang word for cannabis.

trichomes

Structures giving the cannabis leaf a powdery appearance and containing most of the THC.

trimmigrant

A migrant worker working in the cannabis industry, often as a bud trimmer.

V

Vaping

Act of consuming the active ingredients in cannabis by vaporizing dried flowers or cannabis extracts.

Vape pen

A vape pen is a smaller, portable vaporizer that has a shape resembling a pen. They are either disposable or rechargeable, and come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Vape pens are typically used to vaporize cannabis extracts or concentrates. They are popular because of their ease of use and discreet nature.

Vaporizer

A vaporizer is a device that’s used for smokeless vaporizing and ingestion of cannabis flower or extracts.

vending machine

Cannabis vending machines, located in Canada and the United States, are used to dispense or sell marijuana.

viper

Jazz-era term for a cannabis smoker.

W

wake and bake

Consumption of cannabis early in the morning.

water pipe

Device for filtering cannabis smoke through water also called a bong, chalice, or hookah

wax

A type of extracted cannabis.

weed

A slang word for cannabis.

White Widow

Hybrid of Brazilian Sativa and Indian Indica varieties of cannabis with buds covered in white-colored resin crystals.