Alternative Names: Unveiling Street Slang and Nicknames for Marijuana


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 all teens have tried some sort of illicit drug by the time they finish high school. When it comes to marijuana use, 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. Your kids may even be talking about using drugs right in front of you. For instance, 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.

Marijuana Nicknames

  1.  Weed
  2. Pot
  3. Reefer
  4. Grass
  5. Dope
  6. Ganja
  7. Mary Jane
  8. Hash
  9. Herb
  10. Aunt Mary
  11. Skunk
  12. Boom
  13.  Chronic
  14.  Cheeba
  15.  Blunt
  16.  Ashes
  17. Atshitshi
  18.  Baby Bhang
  19.  Bammy
  20.  Blanket
  21.  Bo-Bo
  22.  Bobo Bush
  23. Bomber
  24.  Boom
  25.  Broccoli
  26.  Cripple
  27.  Dagga
  28.  Dinkie Dow
  29.  Ding
  30.  Dona Juana (or Juanita)
  31.  Flower, Flower Tops
  32.  Ganja
  33.  Gasper
  34.  Giggle Smoke
  35.  Good Giggles
  36.  Good Butt
  37.  Hot Stick
  38.  Jay
  39.  Jolly Green
  40.  Joy Smoke, Joy Stick
  41.  Roach

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:

  1. Amp Joint
  2. Dust
  3. Dusting

Marijuana and heroin:

  1.  Atom Bomb
  2.  A-Bomb
  3.  Canade
  4.  Woola
  5.  Woolie
  6.  Woo-Woo
  7.  Brown

Marijuana and PCP:

  1.  Ace
  2. Bohd
  3. Chips
  4.  Frios
  5. Zoom

Marijuana and LSD:

  1. Beast
  2. LBJ

Marijuana and crack:

  1. Buda
  2. Butter
  3. Crack Back
  4. Fry Daddy
  5. Geek
  6.  Juice Joint

Marijuana and cocaine:

  1.  Banano
  2.  Basuco
  3.  Bush
  4.  Chase
  5.  Cocktail
  6.  Cocoa Puff
  7.  Hooter
  8.  Jim Jones
  9.  Lace

Marijuana and alcohol:

  1. 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)

  1.  Blow one’s roof
  2.  Blowing smoke
  3. Blow a stick
  4.  Boot the gong
  5.  Airhead (marijuana user)
  6. Bite one’s lips
  7.  Bogart
  8.  Hi the Hay
  9.  Burn one
  10.  Fire it up
  11.  Get a gage up
  12.  Get the wind
  13.  Fly Mexican Airlines
  14.  Mow the grass
  15.  Tea party
  16.  Toke
  17.  Torch up
  18.  Toking
  19.  Poking
  20.  Blazing
  21.  Blowing
  22. Getting the wind
  23. Going loco
  24.  Mowing the grass
  25.  Cheeching
  26. Burning one down

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.

If you suspect your child is using, 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. Our program will help get your child back on his or her feet.

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 using our evidence-based, highly effective treatment philosophies.

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This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for medical advice. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and this content is to provide an overall understanding of substance use disorders. These disorders are very complex, and this post does not take into account the unique circumstances for every individual. For specific questions about your health needs or that of a loved one, seek the help of a healthcare professional.