Every single day, a new name for Marijuana pops up, which can make marketing easier and the identification of users and sellers more confusing.Knowing different marijuana street names is important not only for law enforcement groups but also for someone who has to save a friend or a family member from addiction.
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As one of the most commonly used
recreational drugs, cannabis is quite
popular. It is more commonly known
as marijuana, weed, or pot.
Since its use is not legal in all U.S.
states, people have invented a lot of
weed names over time. In fact, there is
probably not another substance with
more street names than marijuana.
Having different street names for
weed has made its distribution easier
worldwide. There is a seemingly
endless list of marijuana street names,
and they differ based on the country,
age group, and several other factors.
The list of nicknames for weed is said
to include more than a thousand
terms and can be very hard to figure
out unless you are into it.
Popular Cannabis Street Names
Despite it being the most popular
term to refer to the plant, “marijuana”
actually is just one of the street names
that was developed over time for
After the Mexican Revolution in 1910,
there was an increased influx of
immigrants to the U.S.A. from the
South American continent.
Many of these immigrants were
farmers who knew how to cultivate
cannabis leaves for smoking.
The term they used for the plant was
“marijuana,” and the anti-
immigration population of the U.S.A.
first made a move to ban the term to
disassociate themselves from the
After the term “marijuana” became
popular, it was associated with jazz
music and culture, which made
people hate the plant even more.
This nickname for the cannabis plant
is probably the most debated one
when it comes to its origin.
Many believed that it was coined from
the term “potiguaya,” which is related
to a particular type of mulled wine
that has steeped cannabis buds as one
of its ingredients. However, there was
no evidence supporting this theory.
There is an alternative theory that is
related to the use of the term “tea,”
one of the older and less popular
cannabis street names.
It is believed that the