I highly recommend purchasing all glass pipes through Gogo. What to call the plant, the paraphernalia, and the products (without sounding like an old hippie) Cannabis lovers are constantly coming up with new ways to talk about cannabis, cannabis consumption, and types of cannabis. This includes references to how weed is measured, cultural and consumption slang, as well as concentrate-specific terms and phrases. We’ve broken down some of the most common slang for weed to help you get your vocabulary a little higher.
Slang for Weed (the plant itself): Cannabis has been known to grow “like a weed”, sprouting up anywhere it finds warmth and moisture, similar to common weeds. Generally referring to premium cannabis or the “nugs” of the plant. These are the top most flowering buds of the cannabis stalk and often contain the highest concentrations of cannabinoids. Similar to nug, the term finds its origins in the description of a specific part of the plant. While commonly used to describe wet, moist and unpleasant areas, it is also used to refer to premium cannabis. Similar to skunky smells being unpleasant to many but desirable in cannabis aromas, a “dank” quality to your cannabis is a good thing. This term has Spanish origins, dating back to Mexican slang for those under the influence known as “greefo” which later became abbreviated as reefer. As a natural plant with many healthy, nutritional and medicinal properties, the plants is categorized as an herb, though colloquially “herb” is used to refer to the smokable products of the plant.
Often used to describe regular, ongoing symptoms (chronic cough, for example), Chronic has been used to refer to premium cannabis. We try to stay away from this term now as people become more familiar with its antiquated and racist connotations. Refers to cannabis and has roots in the Hindi word for hemp plants. 20-sack, 40-sack, dubsack, generally anything “-sack” is a reference to the size or amount of cash spent on your bag of buds. Grams may not be the official unit for weight in the U.S., but when it comes to cannabis (and drugs in general), the metric system rules. Generally, the smallest amount of cannabis that you can purchase (some dealers and shops will sell pre-rolled joints or 10-sacks/half grams if you’re lucky). The step up from a gram, a half eight is generally 1.7grams of sticky icky. The term comes from the bag being half the size of an eighth. An eighth of cannabis is 3.5 grams, or approximately 1/8 of an ounce. The most common “small” increment for cannabis; think of it like a six pack compared to a 30-rack. (Also known as a quad): 7 grams or, you guessed it, a quarter of an ounce of cannabis. A zip is an ounce, often referred to as a single unit if discussing larger amounts. The term comes from the original baggies of choice, Ziploc. Your neighborhood dealer would fill up a Ziploc with an ounce of cannabis and hand you that “zip”. (Also known as a QP): A quap is a quarter pound of cannabis. The term comes from a bastardized version of the phonetic sound made by treating the letters QP as a word. The term elbow comes from the common abbreviation for pound (lb) acting as a mix of phonetics and neumonic devices, “el-BOW”. Bow and L are both shortened versions, and Pack is commonly used to refer to a pound, often in larger groups (I.e. Taking a “hit” means to inhale or otherwise consume cannabis. One puff on a vape pen, one inhale out of a bong, or one drag off of a joint are all considered “hits”. To get together and consume cannabis for a given period of time. The first rule of the smoke circle is to always “puff puff pass”. This means you never take more than two puffs or hits from the joint or blunt before you pass it. Throw 5 On It: Often used to say that you’re down to share the cost of what’s being smoked (or consumed, food, alcohol, etc.). The term comes from blunts being commonly rolled with a gram of weed and a gram of weed commonly costing $20.
For four people to split the cost of the blunt, each person would throw down $5. Wood is a Backwood, Dutch is a Dutch Master (also known as a Dutchie), and Swishers are common cigarillos found at most gas stations. A trend and hashtag representing the choice to consume only solvent less cannabis oil options (flower, solvent less hash oil, and solvent less edibles) on Sundays. Similarly, this trend started online as a play on “shatter” and “Saturday” back smoking shatter (see below) was much more common. Numeric indicators that cannabis is being consumed or that the environment is a cannabis-friendly setting where you’re likely to find like minds.
To impress during the session, it’s good to know what 420-friendly means and also what 710-freindly means. Slang for pricey, nice, rare, trending, and a variety of other uses. Originally, your head stash consisted of only the best nugs, and your “heady” pieces were used only for head stash nugs.