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Pot, a common slang name for cannabis, on a sign at a 2012 cannabis rights demonstration in New York City

More than 1,200 slang names have been identified for the dried leaves and flowers harvested from the cannabis plant for drug use.[1] This list is not exhaustive; it includes well-attested expressions.

Slang names for cannabis (drug)

Slang names for marijuana

Most slang names for marijuana and hashish date to the jazz era, when it was called gauge, jive, reefer. Weed is a commonly used slang term for drug cannabis. New slang names, like trees, came into use early in the twenty-first century.[2][3][4]

Slang names for cannabis identified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Whether all of these terms are slang names is disputed by some scholars, including writers at The Boston Globe and Reason Magazine.[10][23] Slang names for cannabis that were identified by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2017–2018 and are not corroborated by another source include:

Regional slang names








  • Daun singkong (Indonesian for "cassava leaf")[36]

Slang names for good-quality cannabis

Weed, a commonly used slang name for cannabis, written on a banner at a Yippie smoke-in in Ohio in 1978

Slang names for poor-quality cannabis

Slang names for a cannabis cigarette

Slang names for a package or a specific amount of cannabis

Slang names for consuming cannabis

Slang names for cannabis' effects

Slang names for a person who consumes cannabis

See also


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