Weed Around the World: Stoner Slang at Home and Abroad

Our mistress MaryJane goes by many names all over the world. Here are some of them.

May 24, 2015

Stoners across the world are all united through their passion of marijuana. Despite this unity, there are so many unique terms, uses and functions that cannabis holds across the globe. Everyone knows the classic terms — weed, bud, pot and marijuana — but at The Stoner’s Cookbook, we have heard the most outrageous slang. So we decided to compare some of America’s slang for the herb with the rest of the world. Lets just say, the result is Cannabananabis. Disclaimer: This list is FAR from exhaustive.

Afghanistan

toitoise How do you explain your brain on drugs to someone whos never tried them? Visually of course.

  • Kush

Argentina

  • Faso
  • Porro

Africa

  • Dagga

America

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  • Sticky Icky Icky (Which just so happens to be Snoop Dogg’s favorite term)
  • Chronic
  • MaryJane
  • Pakalolo – Hawaii
  • Cheeba – Colorado

Australia

  • Yandi

Brazil

  • Maconha

China

  • Ma

Columbia

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  • Bareta – Joint

France

  • Beu (de la beau)
  • Herbe (de l’herbe)

Jamaica

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  • Ganja

India

  • Dagga

Mexico

  • Yesca
  • Grifo
  • Mota
  • Marihuana
  • Hierba
  • La verde

Japan

dankon How do you explain your brain on drugs to someone whos never tried them? Visually of course.
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  • Taima
  • Kusa
  • Happa

Philippines

  • Damo

Portugal

  • Marafa
  • Erva
  • Ganza
  • Charuto

South Africa

yoo How do you explain your brain on drugs to someone whos never tried them? Visually of course.
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  • Bhang (featuring South Africa’s own crazy wild child, Yo Landi Vi$$er)

Spain

  • Un porro – Joint
  • Un peta – Joint

United Kingdom

smoking How do you explain your brain on drugs to someone whos never tried them? Visually of course.

  • Bifter – Joint

 

So there’s a roundup of some of the marijuana slang from around the world. Do you know some more? Share them with us!

 

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May 24, 2015