Stoner slang is like a foreign language, and unfortunately, Duolingo can’t even help you with your fluency. Luckily though, Urban Dictionary (the online glossary for slang and cultural phrases) is a lifeline for anyone who’s too afraid to ask, “what does that mean?”
Cannabis itself has a multitude of synonyms such as weed, pot, grass, marijuana, bud, ganja, cabbage, reefer etc. But for now, here’s my take on a few common cannabis terms. Let’s go back to the headline.
Puff Puff Pass: Just like it sounds: when you’re smoking marijuana with multiple people, each person takes two hits then passes it to the next person in a rotation.
Doink: This one never fails to make me laugh. It’s a joint, but extra hefty and overstuffed.
Pack a Bowl: When you fill ground cannabis flower into the glass bowl of a pipe or bong.
Toke/Toking: Smoking but say toking instead. I guess it just sounds cooler?
Canoeing: When a joint burns faster on one side – making it look like a boat.
Bong Snap: Smoking a portion of marijuana with a single inhalation from a bong; therefore, emptying the entire contents of the bowl.
Cannabliss: Enjoying the euphoric effects of marijuana – pure bliss.
Cashed: When a given amount of cannabis has been completely smoked.
Cotton Mouth: A way to describe the dry mouth side-effect from smoking cannabis.
Cherried: When the marijuana stays ignited in the bowl without having to relight it – sometimes resembling a cherry because it has a red glow.
Whether you’re fluent in cannabis terminology or not, there’s no rulebook to slang. There’s some freedom to cannabis-related lingo and there’s always an opportunity for new phrases… so how do you talk pot?
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