The cannon surrounding cannabis culture is huge, so big in fact the cannabis industry basically has a language of its own. We use a few of these terms frequently on Chronic Haze’s online dispensary so you may already be familiar, but some may be completely new to you.
Read on for a breakdown of popular slang used in cannabis culture and don’t forget Chronic Haze does same day weed delivery (Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke and Milton), curbside pickup and weed delivery Canada-wide too.
Measurements and Quantities
An eighth: refers to 3.5 grams of weed.
A quarter: equals 7 grams of pot marijuana.
An ounce: refers to 28 grams of weed.
20 bag: seems pretty obvious but this refers to a bag containing $20 worth of cannabis.
40 sack or 40 bag: follows the same logic above and is a term used to indicate the amount of weed in a bag, in this case, $40 worth of weed.
Henry: London street slang for an eighth of an ounce of cannabis.
Mota: Spanish slang for a small amount of cannabis.
We cover a broader list of key cannabis holidays in our History of 420 blog post but read on for the more well known holidays in cannabis culture.
420: back in 1971, a group of rag tag students who called themselves the Waldo’s went in search of an abandoned cannabis crop with the help of a treasure map – legend has it the original owner of the crop left the kids the map himself. Once a week, the Waldo’s would meet after practice (all of them were athletes) and search Point Reyes Forest for the free cannabis treasure. Their meeting time? 4:20pm. Each day the Waldo’s were meant to look for the crop, they’d yell each other reminders in the hallways to meet at 4:20 – and the rest is history.
710: oils and concentrates day. 710 is also known as Dab Day and celebrates cannabis oils and concentrates. If straight bud isn’t your thing and you’re partial to shatter, hash or diamonds, celebrate 710 with Black Rabbit’s finest concentrates – heck, why wait until July?
Jack Herer Day (June 18th): Jack Herer often affectionally known as the “Emperor of Hemp” was one of the most influential cannabis activists in the 20th century. Herer authored, The Emperor Wore No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana a work of fiction which has frequently been cited in the movement for decriminalizing and legalizing cannabis. June 18th was Jack’s birthday.
Observe the Victims of Prohibition Day (October 5th): A day in honour of the individuals who were causalities on the war on drugs. Some backstory – on October 2nd, 1937 the United States introduced the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act outlawing cannabis. On October 5th, just three days later, Samuel R. Caldwell and Moses Baca were the first US citizens convicted of selling and possessing cannabis.
Aunt Mary: a twist on the more ubiquitously known Mary Jane.
Aristocrat: delicate looking, long and skinny joints – a display of rolling skills.
Backroll: a European rolling technique that rolls inside out allowing for a slower, more even burn.
Bake Sale: a delicious sounding way to describe a smoke session – a riff off the term “baked”.
Bogart: the act of hogging a joint and keeping it to yourself and not passing it to the next person in the smoking circle. Origins stem from Hollywood Golden Age actor Humphrey Bogart who often kept a cigarette in his mouth while speaking in his films.
Bouldered: refersto being extremely high. Originates from the concept of being very, very stoned.
Brick: references how weed used to be packaged and shipped in the US, compacted into the shape of large bricks, often lower quality and cheap canna.
Cannivore: refers to those individuals who prefer consuming cannabis via edibles instead of smoking and vaping.
Cheeba: another common term for marijuana, specifically in its flower form.
Chop: refers to packing a bowl in a bong with equal parts cannabis flower and loose tobacco.
Couchlock: we use this term quite frequently here at Chronic Haze and it refers to the heavy sedating feeling that comes with body highs. If you come across a strain in our online dispensary that references giving the feeling of couchlock, prepare to not move for a couple of hours.
Cure: refers to the process of extracting moisture from freshly-grown cannabis to start the drying process.
Gasper: an older slang term for an especially potent joint or blunt that causes you to gasp.
Generation joint: the result of many roaches broken up and rolled into one joint filled with different strains and generations of cannabis. A good way to get the most of your roaches but they don’t necessarily guarantee the freshest flavour.
Green out: the over-consumption of cannabis to the point where you start to experience adverse effects that do not feel good. Read all about what to do when you green out here (will link when post goes live).
Kaya: Jamaican slang for cannabis originally popularized by Bob Marley through his music.
Muggles: not of the Harry Potter variety, but instead another term for a joint.
Pakalolo: Hawaiian slang for cannabis which gained popularity during World War II.
Pinner: a very small joint rolled specifically to ensure a mild high. Great gateway joints for cannabis novices or a discreet little treat.
Reclaim: refers to the cannabis resin buildup on the glass pipe of your vaping device. Reclaim can be harvested through a couple of different methods to create concentrates.
Schwag: slang used to describe lower quality cannabis in the form of seeds and stems.
Skins: a popular UK term for rolling papers.
T-Break: the act of taking a “tolerance break” to allow the body to readjust to normal tolerance levels that may have been impacted by frequent cannabis use.
Wrap: another term for a pack of cheap cigars which will then be hollowed out and used to roll a blunt.
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