Weed Slang 101: The Top Terms to Know

Prior to legalization and decriminalization, the marijuana community created several slang terms to refer to weed, its measurements, and the feeling you get from it. If you’re a new user, these terms can be intimidating as you begin to navigate the different types of cannabis products and integrate yourself into the marijuana community. Keep reading to learn some of the basics when it comes to weed slang, and be on your way to looking like a pro at your next dispensary visit.

Weed Terms to Know

There are an estimated 1,200 slang words related to weed, but you can get away with knowing a few basics to help you through your dispensary visits. The following terms are ones that you will hear most often and can help introduce you to the weed-loving community:

Terms that refer to weed: 

  • Ganja
  • Bud
  • Flower
  • Nug
  • Pot
  • Mary Jane
  • Reefer
  • Indica – This refers to a weed strain known for its more relaxing, sedative, and appetite-stimulating effects.
  • Sativa – This refers to a weed strain known for its energizing effects.
  • Hybrid – strains formed by mixing two strains, typically falling between indica and sativa.

Terms that refer to weed measurement:

  • Eighth – 1/8 of an ounce or 3.5 grams
  • Zip – This refers to an ounce or 28.5 grams
  • Dime bag – This is typically used in prohibition states and refers to a $10 bag of weed, which typically equates to 1 gram.
  • QP – This is typically a bulk purchase and equates to a quarter pound, 113 grams, or 4 ounces. 
  • G – This is short for gram. A gram is usually the smallest amount offered at dispensaries and is good for about 2-3 joints.

Other stoner terms:

  • Green out – Feeling distressed, anxious, and nauseous after taking in too much THC.
  • Baked – This is usually used to describe a positive high experience, where the user will feel relaxed, giggly, and warm.
  • Pack a bowl – This is the action of taking ground-up weed and loading it into a pipe, bong, or bubbler for smoking.
  • Toke up – This is the act of smoking cannabis and typically refers to smoking it in the form of a joint.
  • Hotbox – Smoking weed in a small, enclosed space, causing it to fill with smoke. Some believe that this enhances your high.

How to Keep Up

If you want to keep up with the terminology so that you can sound like a seasoned stoner, you should immerse yourself in the world of weed. Visiting dispensaries and being surrounded by other smokers is a quick way to catch onto the lingo and keep up with emerging cannabis terms. 

Social media is also an excellent tool, as it exposes you to upcoming trends in the weed industry. Lastly, visiting dispensary blogs and websites will allow you to see some of these terms in action. Dispensaries are knowledgeable and eager to invite people into their community, making them a great source of information and learning.

Test Your Knowledge

After completing your weed slang crash course, do you feel confident enough to head to the dispensary and talk flower with your budtender? At Campfire Cannabis, we are excited to help you learn more about the different types of cannabis products available to you and help you find the best match for your desired result. Visit one of our two locations or browse our online selection to shop our cannabis products and test your newfound weed slang knowledge!

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