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If you have your beginner weed terms down pat, then it’s time to step up a level. These intermediate-level phrases and words for weed are less commonly used. Still, they are just as important to know as the beginner terms, especially if you’re trying to reach expert status. So, get ready to test your ganja expertise.

 How Many Of These Intermediate Level Phrases For Weed Do You Know?

Rosetta Stoner: 20 Intermediate Terms

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Have you passed the beginner test? Time to move onto the second lesson of Rosetta Stoner and practice using these terms.

  • 420

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Starting as a code for smoking weed by some Cali teens, 420 is a good time to smoke during the day (4:20 pm…or am if your committed) and, once a year on April 20th, is a day to celebrate Mary Jane.

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    THC is what gets you high. It is the primary psychoactive in marijuana. In fact, it's those little crystals seen on buds that contain it. Usually, the higher the THC content, the better.

  • Filter

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    An item (usually of paper or cardboard) rolled into the end of a joint or blunt to open the airway and provide handling support.

  • Roach

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The very last bit of a joint or blunt.

  • Spliff

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A joint mixed with tobacco.

  • Choke

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The small opening on some pipes and bongs that improves airflow. To use it properly, cover the choke with a finger while inhaling, then release and continue inhaling.

  • Bubbler

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A cross between a pipe and a bong, but without a removable bowl. Put a small amount of water in and listen to the soothing sound as you inhale.

  • Vaporizer

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A device that cooks weed instead of burning it where you inhale a concentrated vapour. Vaporizers produce the highest concentration of THC.

  • Stems and Sticks

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The branches that buds are attached too. It's not recommended to smoke these, but if your really desperate, go for it.

  • Seeds

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Seeds of the marijuana plant are sometimes found lost in the buds. If your joint pops and sparks while smoking, it was probably a seed.

  • Hemp

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The common term for the non-smokeable products of the cannabis plant including seeds, fibre (stems and branches) and oil.

  • Bud

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The smokeable portion of a marijuana plant. Similar to the bud of a flower, though we don't recommend trying to smoke a flower.

  • Nug

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Buds that have been broken off the main stems. Everybody likes big nugs.

  • Sativa

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    One of two primary types of weed. It provides more of an energetic head high and recommended for day-time use. Sativa provokes the giggles.

  • Indica

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The other primary marijuana type. Considered the evening strain because it's known to give more of a relaxing body high.

  • Kush

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A subset of indica with ancestry from the Middle East, kush was originally grown on the Hindu Kush mountain ranges. It's associated with consistent quality and both head and body highs.

  • Purp

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Refers to purple kush, a high quality strain of kush which often contains some purple leaves or bud. It is not guaranteed, though, and often won't have any purple coloring.

  • Shake

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The leaf, seeds, sticks and stems that sit at the bottom of a bag of weed. This stuff is extremely cheap (for obvious reasons) but is still smokable.

  • Edibles

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Food cooked with marijuana, usually cannabutter, for a tasty way to get high. Use shake to cook with so you don't waste the good stuff! Check out our [recipes](http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/snacks/) for some ideas on what to cook and how.

  • Cannabutter

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Weed butter. Learn how to make the best butter with [our special recipe](http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/how_to_make_cannabutter.php) and put it on everything!

So, you passed the terms test for beginners with flying colors. Now, it’s time to challenge yourself with these intermediate-level words for weed.

Although these particular terms aren’t used as often, you still need to know them to be a true cannabis aficionado. From types of strains to methods of consumption, it’s time to gear up for the next level of ganja mastery.

1. 420

Starting as a code for smoking weed by some Cali teens, 420 is a good time to smoke during the day (4:20 pm…or am if you’re committed) and, once a year on April 20th, is a day to celebrate Mary Jane.

2. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

THC is what gets you high. It is the primary psychoactive in cannabis. In fact, it’s those little crystals seen on buds that contain it. Usually, the higher the THC content, the better.

3. Filter

An item (usually of paper or cardboard) rolled into the end of a joint or blunt to open the airway and provide handling support.

4. Roach

The very last bit of a joint or blunt.

5. Spliff

A joint mixed with tobacco.

6. Choke

The small opening on some pipes and bongs that improve airflow. To use it properly, cover the choke with a finger while inhaling, then release and continue inhaling.

7. Bubbler

A cross between a pipe and a bong, but without a removable bowl. Put a small amount of water in and listen to the soothing sound as you inhale.

8. Vaporizer

A device that cooks weed instead of burning it where you inhale a concentrated vapor. Vaporizers produce the highest concentration of THC.

 9. Stems and sticks

The branches that buds are attached too. It’s not recommended to smoke these, but if you’re really desperate, go for it.

 10. Seeds

Seeds of the marijuana plant are sometimes found lost in the buds. If your joint pops and sparks while smoking, it was probably a seed.

 11. Hemp

The common term for the non-smokeable products of the cannabis plant including seeds, fiber (stems and branches) and oil.

12. Bud

The smokeable portion of a marijuana plant. Similar to the bud of a flower, though we don’t recommend trying to smoke a flower.

13. Nug

Buds that have been broken off the main stems. Everybody likes big nugs.

 14. Sativa

One of two primary types of weed. It provides more of an energetic head high and recommended for daytime use. Sativa provokes the giggles.

 15. Indica

The other major cannabis type. Considered the evening choice because it’s known to give more of a relaxing body high.

 16. Kush

A subset of indica with ancestry from the Middle East, Kush was originally grown on the Hindu Kush mountain ranges. It’s associated with consistent quality and both head and body highs.

 17. Purp

Refers to purple kush, a high-quality strain of kush which often contains some purple leaves or bud. It is not guaranteed, though, and often won’t have any purple coloring.

 18. Shake

The leaf, seeds, sticks and stems that sit at the bottom of a bag of weed. This stuff is incredibly cheap (for obvious reasons) but is still smokable.

 19. Edibles

Food cooked with cannabis, usually cannabutter, for a tasty way to get high. Use shake to cook with, so you don’t waste the good stuff! Check out our recipes for some ideas on what to cook and how.

 20. Cannabutter

Weed butter. Learn how to make the best butter with our special recipe and put it on everything!

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