Common Everyday Marijuana Terminology

For those of you who are unfamiliar with terms relating to marijuana I thought I would list some terminology and what it means here. If you have any terms that I have not listed please leave a message below and let us know.

Acapulco Gold – A popular strain of marijuana grown in the mountains of western Mexico

Bag – package of marijuana

bags of marijuana
bags of marijuana

Bhang – refers to when marijuana is prepared as edibles

Blunt – A cigar filled with a mixture of marijuana and tobacco

Bong – a water filled device used for filtering and then smoking marijuana

Bowl – this is the part of the pipe or bong that holds your marijuana

Bud – this is the part of the marijuana plant that contains psychoactive properties and is consumed for this effect.

Budtender – a person who works in a medical marijuana dispensary behind the counter. They are familiar with the product and because of their expertise they can make recommendation on your purchase.

Buzz – term used by users to describe the euphoric effect of marijuana

Cannabidiol – chemical compound that is non-psychotropic found in cannabis. Better known as CBD

Cannabinoids – class of chemical compounds with different effects. There are at least 113 cannabinoids that have been found in a marijuana plant. The most common three are THC, CBD and CBN

CBD – is one of the cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. It is different from THC in that it does not seem to have any psychoactive effects.

CBD Oil – used for medical purposes it is extracted from the cannabis plant

Charlotte’s Web – medical cannabis that is high in CBD and low in THC. It was developed for Charlotte Figi who suffers from Dravet syndrome.

Clone – this is a cutting from a female marijuana plant. Growers use this as a way to get the identical plant reproduced and it does shorten the growing cycle

Cola – Topmost flower bud on a marijuana plant

marijuana pipe
marijuana pipe

Cotton Mouth – a term used to describe one of the side effects of marijuana use which is a dry mouth. Drinking water can help to alleviate the effects

Ditchweed – slang name for marijuana that is of poor quality

Doobie – slang used to describe a marijuana cigarette

Dronabinol – this is THC which is synthetically produced

Drug Paraphernalia – this refers to equipment or accessories used to grow and process and consume marijuana

Edibles– this refers to food or drink containing marijuana

marijuana edibles
Fresh Marijuana cookies

Extract – this refers to a product that is made from marijuana resin

Feminized Seeds – these seeds have been bred to create female plants

Ganja – Hindi word for marijuana

Gateway Drug – this is a drug that some believe leads a user to heavier more addictive and harmful drugs

Grass – slang term used for marijuana

Hashish – product made from the resin of cannabis plant

Hemp – a common name for the cannabis plant that is used for industrial use. Uses include fiber for clothing, paper, rope and building materials

Hookah – traditional Indian water pipe


Hophead – a term to describe a person who uses cannabis

Hydroponics – a method used to grow marijuana without using soil

Indica – one of the main species of cannabis

Jay – slang for marijuana joint

Joint – a marijuana cigarette

Kief – cakes of hashish often mixed with tobacco

Kush – Varieties of marijuana originating from the Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan

Lid – A measured amount of cannabis usually one-to-one and a half ounces that fits into the lid of a shoe box thus the name lid

Live Resin – this is cannabis that is extracted fresh then instead of drying it is kept at freezing temperatures.

Ma – Chinese name for marijuana

Marijuana – also known as cannabis is a psychoactive drug which comes from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is used for medical or recreational purposes. It can be smoked, vaporized, or used in food.

Mary Jane – a slang term referring to marijuana

Medical Cannabis – cannabis or marijuana that is used to treat medical issues in a person

medical marijuana
Medical marijuana

Mites – a pest common to the spider family that will attach your marijuana plant

Mota – Spanish slang word for cannabis

Munchies – term referring to a person’s increase in appetite which can be an effect of marijuana use

Nug – slang word used to describe marijuana bud of high quality

One-Hitter – refers to a pipe used for smoking marijuana

Pot – refers to cannabis

Pothead – a person who uses marijuana frequently

Glass Bong
Glass Bong

Reefer – slang word for cannabis

Roach – what is left of a joint after most of it has been smoked

Roach Clip – device used to hold a joint while it is burning

Roasted – slang term for being high

Rolling Paper – this is a thin paper used to roll cannabis cigarettes

Sativa – one of the main species of cannabis

Sea of Green – this is a method of growing marijuana that forces the plant to mature quicker and still get the best possible yields

Space Cake – this is a slang term used to describe edibles made with marijuana

Spliff – another term for a cannabis cigarette

Stash – this term is often used to describe how much marijuana you have

Stoned – Slang name used to describe the state of a person under the influence of cannabis

Stoner – this term is used to describe a person who consumes a lot of cannabis


Terpenes – this part of the cannabis plant gives the buds their fragrance.

THC – also known as tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive part of the cannabis plant.

Toke – slang term for when a person takes a puff of cannabis

Toker – slang term referring to a person who uses cannabis

Trichomes – these are the fine hairs on the marijuana plant that contain most of the THC

Vape – a way to consume active ingredients in marijuana by vaporizing the dried cannabis

Vaporizer – a device used to consume cannabis by vaporizing.

Vegetative State – this refers to the growing phase of the plant which usually lasts 4 to 6 weeks depending on what strain you are growing

Wake and Bake – term used to describe consuming cannabis early in the morning

Wax – a type of extracted marijuana

X-ray Eyed – a description of being extremely under the influence of cannabis

Zig-Zag – a type of rolling paper

The above are some common terms used by people in the marijuana business. Please feel free to help me with this list if you know anymore common terms. I have a feeling this list will be added to in the near future.

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