Street Names for Marijuana

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What is Marijuana?

Marijuana looks like a mossy type of plant. It is small, usually green with brown twigs and legs furled together.

Marijuana is a drug with composition of Cannabis Sativa; a plant containing tetrahydracannibonol — commonly known as THC.

Purchasers and sellers often keep marijuana stored in plastic sandwich bags. They seal the bag by moistening the top of it and rolling it down as far as possible. Doing so locks in freshness and creates a convenient medium to transport among purchasers and sellers.

How is Marijuana Abused by Teens?

Marijuana is smoked out of a glass pipe or rolled up in papers to form a joint.

Some people empty the tobacco from a cigar and use the shell to roll a blunt. Weed is frequently added to brownie and cookie batter before baking and becomes as a free-flying baked good.

Teen Street Names for Marijuana

Marijuana is not often referred to as such, among young adult users. We’ve all heard it referred to as “weed” and “pot” before. When individuals buy and sell marijuana within the black market they become familiar with the many additional names floating around that are synonymous with marijuana.

Aside from “weed” and “pot,” if you’re familiar with Tom Petty, you probably know it’s also called “Mary Jane”. In addition, fans of the drug may refer to it as “bud,” “ganja”, “herb,” “chronic”, “grass”, “dope”, “hash”, “trees”, and hemp. After rolling a joint, users may refer to the joint as a “doobie” or a “fatty”.

Hardcore users may purchase a bong from which to smoke weed. Bongs vary in shape, size, and appearance. They are categorized as Backi Bongs/Drop Loaders, Gause Bongs, or Ice Bongs. A contributor to Urban Dictionary tells us that a water pipe or bong is a device used for smoking marijuana in most cases. Smoke is bubbled through a chamber containing water. A bong enables the operator to smoke in a manner different than involved with smoking a pipe or joint. “Most bongs are designed to either cool the smoke before it enters the operator’s lungs, build up a large buffer of smoke which the user inhales quickly, or both. The word bong derives from the Thai word baung, which refers to a cut off section of bamboo.” Bongs can be everywhere from one foot high to six feet high. They are often purchased at specialty tobacco stores and from tattoo parlors.

If a joint has both tobacco and marijuana in it, is sometimes called a “spliff”.

“Spliff” was initially popular on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula. Recently the term has evolved to reference any high quality or well-rolled marijuana joint. At the tip of a joint may be what’s called a “roach.” The term originated in England where joints are rolled with tobacco to facilitate the burn. Tobacco leaks tar, which can seep out and burn the smoker’s fingers and mouth. Thus, roaches were small pieces of cardboard, rolled and placed into the mouthpiece of the joint. In the US these adaptations are referred to as filters. You might hear the term “roach clip” which describes the metal holder that pinches a joint when it is close to being fully burned out – doing so protects the smoker’s fingers.

If you suspect your child is smoking pot, sit down and talk openly with them about the legal, physical, and emotional ramifications of continuing to smoke pot.

Regardless of the names used to describe marijuana, it is currently illegal in all US states aside from the registered, licensed medical marijuana farmers in California. Be wary if you hear the aforementioned jargon exchanged among your teen and his or her friends. This could indicate that your teen is smoking pot, which is considered a “gateway” toward other more dangerous drugs.