Slang Terms for Marijuana and their History

As per estimates, there exist a minimum of 1,200 slang terms when it comes to medical marijuana. Today, we focus on the most popular slang words along with a long list of the prevalent nicknames & street names for cannabis.

Let’s get started!


Most Popular Slang Terms for Medical Marijuana

Find below the well-known slang terms for medical marijuana that you may have come across in your daily life.

Common Old Slang Terms like Weed, Pot, Dope, Grass & Herb

Most people across the US get to know about medical marijuana after hearing one of the above-mentioned slang terms. Pot & dope are comparatively older terms and hence may be more relatable to senior citizens.

Bud & Nug

Bud is quite a commonly used term for medical marijuana, while Nug is typically used to refer to a particular piece of medical cannabis. Both these slang terms actually indicate a piece of harvested cannabis flower which when dried, cured & appropriately trimmed, looks like tiny nuggets of marijuana.

Kush & Haze

Kush, as well as Haze, are pretty common slang terms for medical marijuana, but in reality, both are cannabis varieties. These two varieties have traceable genetics & are the backbone of numerous top medical cannabis strains.


A marijuana slang term that is more relatable to Europeans than Americans, Spliff is basically a joint that has been rolled with a combination of medical marijuana & tobacco. It’s a herbal substitute for tobacco and is sometimes used to refer to joints rolled with weed.


Known for generating dense smoke & generally an overwhelming high, Blunt is a cigar that is hollowed out & loaded with weed. It shouldn’t have any tobacco or a filter in it.

Nicknames & Street Names for Cannabis

Check out some of the other nicknames & street names of medical marijuana in alphabetical order:

  • 20 or 30 Sack
  • 420
  • An Eighth
  • An Elbow
  • A QP
  • A Quarter
  • Alice B. Toklas Brownies
  • Ashes
  • Atshitshi
  • Aunt Mary
  • Baby Bhang
  • Bammer
  • Bammy
  • Blanket
  • Bo-Bo
  • Bobo Bush
  • Bomber
  • Boom
  • Broccoli
  • Catnip
  • Cheeba
  • Chronic
  • Cripple
  • Dab
  • Dagga
  • Dime
  • Dinkie Dow
  • Ding
  • Dirt Weed
  • Dona Juana (or Juanita)
  • Doobie
  • Fatty
  • Flower, Flower Tops
  • Ganja
  • Gasper
  • Gas or Fire
  • Giggle Smoke
  • Good Butt
  • Good Giggles
  • Goof Butts
  • Half Ounce
  • Hash
  • Hashish
  • Hot Stick
  • J/Jay
  • Jive
  • Joint
  • Jolly Green
  • Joy Smoke, Joy Stick
  • Loud
  • Nickel
  • Mary Jane
  • Mary Warner
  • Mid or Mids
  • Muggle
  • Nixon
  • Ounce
  • Pinner
  • Rainy Day Woman
  • Reefer
  • Reggie
  • Roach
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Schwag
  • Skunk
  • Stoned or Smacked
  • Thirteen


Medical marijuana, like the diverse opinions people have about it, has a large number of slang terms that are used in different regions across the US and the globe.

Go through the various slang terms we have mentioned above and find out which ones you relate to the most.

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