Nicknames, Street Names and Slang for Marijuana


It’s hard to imagine your child would ever try Marijuana or other drugs, but don’t be fooled. Statistics show that half of teens have tried some sort of illicit drug by the time they finish high school. When it comes to marijuana, nearly 11 percent of 8th graders, 24 percent of 10th graders and 32 percent of 12th graders have tried marijuana at least once.

The more you know about what your child does and who they hang out with, the more likely you’ll be able to spot when they’re messing with the wrong stuff. They may even be talking about using drugs right in front of you. Do you know all the common slang terms for Marijuana or partying? To help you gain insight into your child’s relationship with Marijuana, we’ve compiled a list of common street names and nicknames for Marijuana and partying.

Nicknames and Street Names for Marijuana

* Weed
* Pot
* Reefer
* Grass
* Dope
* Ganja
* Mary Jane
* Hash
* Herb
* Aunt Mary
* Skunk
* Boom
* Chronic
* Cheeba
* Blunt
* Ashes
* Atshitshi
* Baby Bhang
* Bammy
* Blanket
* Bo-Bo
* Bobo Bush
* Bomber
* Boom
* Broccoli
* Cripple
* Dagga
* Dinkie Dow
* Ding
* Dona Juana (or Juanita)
* Flower, Flower Tops
* Ganja
* Gasper
* Giggle Smoke
* Good Giggles
* Good Butt
* Hot Stick
* Jay
* Jolly Green
* Joy Smoke, Joy Stick
* Roach

Nicknames and Street Names for Marijuana-Laced Drugs

Sometimes Marijuana is combined with other drugs to obtain a certain high. Be aware of the following slang terms for these types of “mixed” drugs:

Marijuana laced with some sort of narcotic:

* Amp Joint
* Dust
* Dusting

Marijuana and Heroin:

* Atom Bomb
* A-Bomb
* Canade
* Woola
* Woolie
* Woo-Woo
* Brown

Marijuana and PCP:

* Ace
* Bohd
* Chips
* Frios
* Zoom

Marijuana and LSD:

* Beast

Marijuana and Crack:

* Buda
* Butter
* Crack Back
* Fry Daddy
* Geek
* Juice Joint

Marijuana and Cocaine:

* Banano
* Basuco
* Bush
* Chase
* Cocktail
* Cocoa Puff
* Hooter
* Jim Jones
* Lace

Marijuana and Alcohol:

*Herb and Al

Slang Terms for Marijuana Use and Abuse

Is your child talking about using Marijuana right in front of you? Here are some common slang terms for using Marijuana or to describe someone who uses Marijuana:

* Blast (blast a roach, blast a stick, blast a joint)
* Blow one’s roof
* Blowing smoke
* Blow a stick
* Boot the gong
* Airhead (marijuana user)
* Bite one’s lips
* Bogart
* Hi the Hay
* Burn one
* Fire it up
* Get a gage up
* Get the wind
* Fly Mexican Airlines
* Mow the grass
* Tea party
* Toke
* Torch up

How to Talk to Your Teen about Drugs and Partying

According to, only 10 percent of the estimated 1.4 million teens with substance abuse problems receive treatment. Don’t let your child be another sad statistic. If you think your teen is using drugs or drinking, take action. The sooner you address the problem, the less likely that their experimentation will lead to abuse and addiction. Immediately begin to more closely monitor your teen’s activities and set up reasonable rules and consequences that are enforceable. The most important thing you can do as a parent is not deny that a drug or alcohol problem exists. If the problem is beyond your ability to handle, ask for help. There are many drug and alcohol treatment programs that are tailored to teens.

Teen Marijuana Treatment at Casa Palmera

At Casa Palmera, we understand the unique issues teens face, and we know that Marijuana and other substance use is usually a symptom of something deeper. Our highly skilled staff is trained at uncovering the underlying issues that lead teens to use drugs or alcohol and will help them work through their problems in a more productive way.

Don’t let your child ruin his or her life with Marijuana, alcohol or other drugs. Call Casa Palmera today and put your teen in the hands of trained, highly skilled professionals who will bring your child back to a healthy, happy life.

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36 Responses to “Nicknames, Street Names and Slang for Marijuana”

  1. Margaret I.

    My son jeffereson has a terrible heroin addiction. He shoots up every day and sometimes he sneaks into my room at night when im sleeping and he sticks his needles into me because he thinks If i am addicted as well I wont punish him for his use. He broke my foot last week because I tried to stop him from stealing money from my purse! What should I do? I dont want to contact the police because I dont want to loose my baby!
    Sincerely, Margaret

  2. matthew

    Iam sorry to hear that and i hope everything gets better with your son and you.take him to rehab in the end hell thank you for turning his life around.its a long bumpy road but just hang in there.

  3. Steve

    In reply to your comment about your son’s heroin addiction. Until he is ready to stop using there is going to be little you can do about him stopping. I will add, however, since you aren’t willing to send your baby boy to do a short jail stay be prepared, be very prepared…….the stealing, lying, severly bad attitude’s and random rants of rage are going to become a regular occurrance in your home until you are truly ready to show him some “Tough Love.” I know it will be hard to do this to your son, but think, you just might be saving his life!!! Because the dope game and life hustlin on the streets is alot more dangerous than a weekend in jail or a stint in rehab!!! Wishing and praying for the best for the both of you!! I am a recovering drug addict myself by the way.

  4. Billy

    Weed is not addictive. Never has been-never will be. You can become psychologically addicted to pot–but you can become psychologically addicted to anything: cars, Popsicles, collecting shoes, etc.

    Society is realizing prescriptions and alcohol are way more dangerous than weed.

    Rx and Alcohol death toll: billions
    Weed death toll: 0
    Hardcore drugs (coke): millions

  5. heaven

    put him in rehab!!!!!! he is a danger to not only him self but you too!!!!

  6. Pete

    Not true. Weed is addictive for ~11% of the population that uses it. The physical withdrawal effects for those addicted last around one week. Alcohol is much more addictive and is even worse for your health. See for statistics.

  7. Jackie

    First of all, give the kid weed. it will ease him off the heroin.and no one gets hurt of weed.

  8. Lauren

    Multiple studies have shown that Marijuana use does not effect your health what so ever. Nor does it lead to use of harder drugs. It is a natural thing that relaxes users and gives them a sense of content and happiness. It should be legalized for recreational, and medicinal use. No one has ever died from Marijuana. But so many people are killed daily because of Alcohol and other drugs. Stop worrying about Pot. Let people do what they want. Concern yourself with real problems.

  9. Tiara

    There is help , and a way to get out of an addiction . Ive been clean for thirty years , and i recently just stopped smoking . i am now 57 , been smoking since i was 16 . there is much better life after practicing abstinence with sex & drugs . take it from someone who used to be an addict . god turned my life around , i am now going to church every sunday and life is just great .

  10. David

    Don’t give him weed HE NEEDS SUBOXONE! Get him on a Suboxone program. It works. And he might even thank you.

  11. Stacy

    I know u don’t want to call the police but by not doing so u r enabling his drug use to escalate. Sometimes love is doing the hard thing and letting go so he will reach a place where he has no one to save him. You can only go up once you’ve hit the very bottom. Not allowing him to hit his bottom will only allow his drug use to continue.

  12. Tony T.

    Margaret, my sister’s goin thru the same thing wit her son. U have to give him tuff love and let him hit his “rock bottom”! My sis gives her son money and babies him, (he’ll never stop)! I was a heroin addict too & my mom did the same thing that my sis is doin. It took me 20 yrs to finally wake up! I lost 20 yrs of my life cause I never hit my rock bottom. I try to explain it to my sis but she don’t listen. I know he’s your baby, but you’re only hurtin him by enabling him! Next time he steals from you, call the cops & press charges! You’ll be savin his life! Trust someone who’s been there! I’m lucky I didn’t die like the rest of my friends! If you keep enabling him, he may get a bad disease (& give it to you), he may be headed for life in prison or he may be headed somewhere worst, GOD forbid! Trust me, enabling him is the worst thing u can do! TOUGH LOVE, he’ll thank you down the line!

  13. Bigb

    Margaret, I am an ex user I have used just about everything during my high school days I mean I’m only 24 now so it wasn’t to long ago I know how bad drugs take over our mind especially herion I used it maybe twice I preferred the pills over the H, but I had a daughter and made myself get clean.. I detoxed all natural worst week of my life safest way to detox on H is the suboxine program.. Its an Opiate blocker that will ease him off of the H.. Very possible he will abuse the suboxine so you should give it to him daily so rehab. Or suboxine program.. Or lock him up for a week in the house and let him withdrawal and its not fun I’ve been through it worse thing ever but if you put yourself into the situation then you should suffer the withdrawals like a man then look back on what you went through getting off the junk cause its not fun ill never put myself through that again.. Not worth losing everything I love.

  14. Paula

    Your natural instinct is to protect your son Margaret. But it only takes one too higher dose and your son will overdose on heroin and he will die…If you tell the police he will probably go to jail but at least he will be alive and one day he may thank you for doing it. It’s a difficult situation to be in but surely you’d rather your son alive rather than dead. I really do sympathise with you Margaret.

  15. Vicky

    Is there a drug called Spur? What is it? What are it’s signs and symptoms please?

  16. Lala

    In response to Billy’s reply about marijuana not being addictive. You are correct about that, marijuana is not addictive., but marijuana is a “GATEWAY” drug. Gateway drugs lead to further drug use. Not everyone furthers their drug. experimentation.

  17. Lexi

    In response to Lauren: Actually there is negative affects of Marijuana; it changes the way the Hippocampus -the learning part of the brain- processes memories, therefore causes problems learning; causes hunger or “the munchies” which could lead to over eating, -and I know quiet a few people who actually have to smoke before eating-; it affects the pleasure centers and because of that users of Marijuana often go to something stronger so that can accomplish that high again. Please do your research and make sure you have all the facts before trying to tell someone “Stop worrying about Pot.” and “Concern yourself with real problems, because this is in fact a real problem.

  18. Lexi

    In response to Lala: Actually Marijuana is addictive, more so to teens then adult because of the fact their brains are still developing.

  19. A Random Freshman

    Just saying, but it is possible to OD from any drug, esp. drug cocktails, pure forms of the drugs, and using drugs during a negative point in your life (Caused by stress, anxiety, etc.)
    “Marijuana is not addictive” FALSE. Marijuana is, in fact, more addictive than many other common drugs (Alcohol, Tobacco). Any drug can be abused and can be the cause of addiction. Marijuana contains more cancer-causing chemicals than tobacco and is more mind-altering than alcohol. It has traits of stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens.
    Response to Lauren, Jackie, and Billy: There have been less Marijuana-related deaths than alcohol/tobacco related, but only because of the greater accessibility to said products.

  20. Gail

    I’m 54 and have been smoking pot for the last 14 years. I feel I made if not an informed decision, at least I made an adult one. I’ve been smoking cigarettes on and off for the last 30 years (mostly on). Although I smoke more pot these days than I did 14 years ago, I can go for days without smoking pot but I can hardly go a day without smoking cigarettes and I know how disgusting cigarette smoking is. Maybe if I smoke pot for 30 years it would be the same, but if pot was legal in the US and cigarettes were outlawed I’d be a lot better off in most every way. I know it’s my choice and I tell myself I’m going to quit cigarettes and I guess an addiction is an addiction, but if I had to be addicted to something I wish it was pot and not cigs. I guess it would be too much to ask if the government actually did something that might be in my best interest and others’ best interest. If it was illegal to have cigarettes in the US I would turn the first cigarette smuggler I encountered in to the police (I wouldn’t want anyone to jeopardize my getting off cigarettes) but I wouldn’t turn someone in I knew for growing and selling weed.

  21. dinky

    There is hope for addiction as i was a heroin user I’ve bin clean 10 years now and you carnt make someone come off it i went to rehab came out and used again it too me to the point I had no affect any more I was sick if crime to make money and I just had a nuff I went on meths fir 10 months I cut it down my self as i just wanted to get clean. I did it in the end and now I have a good husband and 4 grate kids I’m happy now and content with my life I don’t do no drugs and I don’t drink tea only and I’m happy with that. So cut your self off don’t give him money and in the he will hopfuly want to come off it but there is only 2 ways out if it clean up or dye I’ve lost lots of friends throw od I’m glad it wasn’t me as im living a goid life

  22. mandy

    yo uhhm so another word for kush is mary,mary j, and uhm mj

  23. samantha

    Don’t put a heroin addict (or other addicts) in jail, or prison. You need to put him in rehab. Addicts can still get their stuff being locked up, I know this for a fact, not from personal experience, but from hearing friends’ stories. He needs rehab, not a 6×4 cell with a hole in the corner to pee and poop in.

  24. Azureli

    I dont believe its called Kesha or Kiesha. I think what youre thinking of is Kush. Thats another nickname for Marijuana.

  25. Nate

    I’m a high school student and former stoner myself. If any concerned parents are reading this, I’m posting this for your benefit. Most of these were made up by some over protective blonde mother who is too afraid to actually talk to her children about her concerns. If you are suspicious your child is doing something that you personally are not okay with, sit down and talk to them about it. Most teenagers are more receptive than you’d think when actually spoken to respectfully. Please, for their sake just address your problems with them directly.

  26. Casa Palmera Staff

    Sadly there are parents and teenagers who can’t talk to one another about these issues for a variety of reasons. Some help is better than no help in these cases.

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  28. Stoner

    You forgot to mention the most important marijuana street name: Geebs.

  29. A Person Who Is Concerned For Others

    This is rather helpful. Especially when doing a project that raises awareness about such issues like smoking weed. This is dangerous. If you are smoking weed, you could really regret it in the future when you’re sitting in an alleyway, scouring the dumpsters for food.