Popular Marijuana Slang

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Marijuana-related terms can be confusing. Is it cannabis, pot, or weed? Are they all the same thing? All cannabis enthusiasts have their own words and terminology to refer to marijuana, and the average person or beginner won’t always know what they are. Before you find yourself confused and thinking Mary Jane is someone’s name, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following popular marijuana slang.


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Most Popular Words for Marijuana

Marijuana is the dried flower of the Cannabis Sativa plant, and some people do, in fact, just call it marijuana. However, there are also a number of other popular words used to describe marijuana and the overall cannabis plant, such as:

  • Weed
  • Pot
  • Doobie
  • Dope
  • Head
  • Hashish
  • Hash
  • Bhang
  • Grass
  • Bud
  • Herb
  • Ganja
  • Mary Jane
  • Cabbage
  • Dank
  • Reefer
  • Reggie

Sometimes, people use slang words because they’re quicker to say than marijuana or cannabis. However, people might also use some of them for subtlety and discreteness during conversations.

Words to Describe How We Consume Marijuana

You might have familiarized yourself with the most popular marijuana slang, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get lost in a conversation with a cannabis connoisseur. Even when you know they’re referring to marijuana from the cannabis plant when they say ‘ganja’ or ‘pot,’ you might become lost when they start talking about a pearl, pinner, or banger.  Fortunately, you can learn about some of the most popular slang words used for consuming marijuana below.

  • Joint – Marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes
  • Bong – A water pipe used to consume marijuana with water
  • Blunt – Marijuana inside a blunt wrap or cigar
  • Roach – The joint butt, which looks a bit like a cockroach
  • Spliff – A marijuana and tobacco joint
  • Doing – A particularly large joint
  • Dabbing – Inhaling the vapors from marijuana oils, extracts, and concentrates
  • Banger – A nail you use for dabbing
  • Rip – When you inhale deeply from a vape or bong
  • Pearl – A perfectly rolled joint
  • Dogwalker – A short joint that typically takes as much time to smoke as it does to walk your dog
  • Pinner – A skinny joint
  • Baptizing – Licking the joint to extend its burn time

Popular Marijuana Concentrate Slang

Marijuana concentrate is a product made from marijuana that looks like butter or honey. There are many ways to consume marijuana concentrate, such as:

  • Infusing it into food and beverages
  • Smoking it in a water or oil pipe or heating it in a glass bong
  • Using it in a vaporizer

While some people will just call marijuana concentrate what it is, there are also a few popular slang terms for it, some of which come courtesy of the DEA in an unclassified DEA Intelligence Report.

  • Badder
  • Budder
  • Batter
  • Ear Wax
  • Honey Oil
  • Shatter
  • Wax
  • Errl
  • Dabs
  • SAP



Popular Marijuana Measuring Slang

As recreational marijuana is now legal in many states across the United States, some marijuana measuring slang isn’t as popular as it once was. This is because reputable marijuana dispensaries use legitimate measuring terms to explain what they’re selling. However, if you happen to see people purchasing weed, you might hear them use some of the following terms to explain what they’re looking for:

  • Dime Bag – The smallest amount of marijuana available. Typically, a dime bag represents a half-gram of marijuana or approximately $10 worth
  • Dub Sack – One gram of marijuana, or roughly $20 worth
  • G – G can be used interchangeably with Dub Sack. Someone requesting a ‘G’ will typically receive one gram of marijuana
  • Eighth – An eighth of marijuana is 3.5 grams or 1/8-ounce
  • Slice – Slice can be used interchangeably with eighth and describes 3.5 grams or 1/8-ounce of weed
  • Quarter – A quarter of marijuana is seven grams or ¼-ounce
  • Half – If someone requests a ‘half’ of weed, they’re asking for half an ounce or 14 grams
  • Zip – A zip describes one ounce of marijuana or 28 grams
  • OZ – OZ, pronounced ‘oh-zee’ can be used interchangeably with zip and represents one ounce or 28 grams of weed

If you were to walk into an established dispensary, you would be more likely to see the following measurements offered:

The Term In Ounces In Grams
Eighth 8 ounces 3.5 grams
Quarter 1/4 ounce 7 grams
Half ½ ounce 14 grams
Ounce 1 ounce 28 grams
Pound 16 ounces 448 grams






Slang for When You’re Feeling the Psychoactive Effects of Marijuana

Many people consume marijuana to experience psychoactive effects. These effects include:

  • A heightened sensory perception
  • Euphoria
  • Laughter
  • Increased appetite
  • Slower reflexes
  • Altered perception of time

If someone is feeling the effects of marijuana, they might describe themselves or others as:

  • High
  • Off their face
  • Out of it
  • Stoned
  • Whacked
  • As high as a kite
  • Buzzed
  • Baked
  • Fried
  • Couch-locked
  • Lit up
  • Mashed
  • Toasted
  • Wasted
  • Zooted
  • Smacked
  • Doped

DEA Marijuana Slang

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can sometimes get all up in people’s business, which sometimes means they learn what they think are new slang words to describe marijuana. Here are some of the more hilarious ones that marijuana users may or may not use.

Popular Slang Words If You’re Going to Consume Marijuana

If someone is going to consume marijuana, they aren’t always going to say it in those exact words. Instead, they might use some of the following popular slang phrases:

  • 420
  • Get high
  • Hit
  • Burn one
  • Fly the Mexican Airlines
  • Torch up
  • Vape
  • Have a tea party
  • Wake and bake
  • Bake
  • Blast
  • Hot box
  • Puff the dragon
  • Have a session
  • Take a toke
  • Clam bake

What Terms Do You Use?

More than 1,000 slang words and terms are used to describe marijuana, with some being more popular than others. Check out our poll and learn about the most popular marijuana slang words used by cannabis connoisseurs far and wide.


You might know marijuana as marijuana, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited in your name-calling options.



Which popular slang word do you use to describe marijuana?

  • Weed
  • Pot
  • Dope
  • Grass
  • Ganja
  • Mary Jane
  • Other

You might know marijuana as marijuana, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited in your name-calling options. Brush up on these slang words and phrases above, and you might be able to join in the average cannabis conversation without feeling like you’re a complete novice