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''Cannabis'' has many different names, including more than 1,200 slang terms, and more than 2,300 names for individual strains. Additionally, there are many names to describe the state of being under the influence of the substance. The dried leaves and flowers harvested from cannabis have many uses.


Names for cannabis


Earliest recorded name

''Má, Ma'', a Chinese language, Chinese name for hemp, predates written history and has been used to describe medical marijuana since at least 2700 BCE. * Má, 麻 (Má)


Ancient language names

Ancient language names for cannabis originating before the 5th century (400 CE) include: * Bhaṅgā (Sanskrit) * Gañjikā (Sanskrit) * Hursīnī (Sanskrit) * Kάνναβις (Kánnabis), Greek * قنب (Kinnab or Quinnab), Arabic * Kunnabu, Akkadian *


Traditional, regional language names

''Hemp'' is an English language, English name for the cannabis plant. Traditional, regional language names for cannabis or marijuana include: * Bhang, भांग (Bhang), Hindi * Bhaṅgā (Sanskrit) * Bhangi (Swahili) * Cáñamo (Spanish) * Canapa (Italian) * Cần sa (Vietnamese) * Chamba (Chichewa) * (French) * Charas, चरस (Charas), Hindi * Dagga (Afrikaans) * Diamba (Kimbundu) * Esrar (Turkish) * ගංජා (Gaṁjā), Sinhala * Gandia (Mauritius) * Ganja (Hindi) * గంజాయి (Gan̄jāyi), Telugu * Gañjikā (Sanskrit) * Grifa (Mexican Spanish) * (German) * Hamp (Danish) * Hampa (Swedish) * Hamppu (Finnish) * Hemp (English) * Hennep (Dutch) * Hursīnī (Sanskrit) * Injaga (Rwanda) * കഞ്ചാവ് (Kañcāv), Malayalam * Kaņepes (Latvian) * កញ្ឆា (Kanhchhea), Khmer * Kan-jac (Panamanian Spanish) * Kάνναβις (Kánnabis), Greek * กัญชา (Kạỵchā), Thai * Kenevir (Turkish) * قنب (Kinnab or Quinnab), Arabic * Konopí (Czech) * Konopie (Polish) * Конопля (Konoplya), Russian * Má, 麻 (Má), Chinese * 마 (ma), Korean * Ma-kaña (Bantu) * Maconha (Portuguese) * Mbanje (Shona) * Pakalolo (Hawaiian) * Pango (Portuguese) * Potiguaya (Spanish) * 삼 (Sam-gwa), Korean * Siddhi (Bengali) * ဆေးခြောက် (Se-gyauk), Myanmar * Spak brus (Hiri) * 大麻 (Taima), Japanese


English names

''Hemp'' and ''Cannabis (word), cannabis'', the botanical name assigned in the mid-eighteenth century, describe the entire cannabis plant for all its uses. It is also called ''ganja'', one of the oldest and most commonly used synonyms for ''marijuana'' Common English names for cannabis or marijuana include: * Cannabis (word), Cannabis * Dagga * Ganja * Hashish * Hemp * Marijuana (word), Marijuana


Latin, botanical names

''Cannabis (word), Cannabis'' is the Latin, or scientific name, for the hemp plant. Names for recognized species include: * ''Cannabis indica'' * ''Cannabis ruderalis'' * ''Cannabis sativa''


Slang names for cannabis


Names for cannabis preparations


Traditional names for preparations of cannabis

* Bhang * Cannabis tea * Charas * Extract * Hashish * Hash oil * Kief * Tincture of cannabis, Tincture


Slang names for cannabis preparations

* The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, Alice B. Toklas * Magical brownie * Space cake * Space Challah


Industry trade names for cannabis extracts

* Budder * Cannabis concentrate, Concentrate * Live resin * Shatter * Wax


Names for parts of a cannabis plant


English names for parts of a cannabis plant

* Bud * Cola * Flower * Leaf * Root * Seed * Stem


Names for parts of a cannabis flower

* Cannabinoid * Resin * Terpene * Trichome


Therapeutic compounds isolated from cannabis

* Cannabidiol (CBD) * Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)


Names for cannabis strains


Names for traditional heirloom cannabis strains

* Acapulco Gold * Afghani * African * Cambodian red * Colombian * Hawaiian * Jamaican gold * Mexican red * Panama red * Thai stick


Industry trade names for cannabis strains

Commercial cannabis growers and retailers have given individual Cannabis strains, strains more than 2,300 names, including: * Amnesia * AK-47 * Amnesia Haze * Blueberry * Blue Dream * Bruce Banner * Bubba Kush * Bubblegum * Charlotte's web (cannabis), Charlotte's Web * Critical Mass * Durban Poison * Girl Scout Cookies * Gorilla Glue * Grape Ape * Haze * Hindu Kush * Jack Herer * Maui Waui * Northern Lights * OG Kush * Purple Haze * Pineapple Express * Skunk * Sour Diesel * Strawberry Cough * White Widow (Cannabis), White Widow * Willie Nelson


Indica strains

* Platinum OG * Paonia Purple


Sativa strains

* Charlotte's web (cannabis), Charlotte's Web * Sour Diesel/ * Super Lemon Haze * Tochigishiro


Indica-dominant hybrid strains

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * Blueberry Diesel {{div col end


Sativa-dominant hybrid strains

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * Blue Goo (Cannabis) * Blue Dream (cannabis strain), Blue Dream {{div col end


Other hybrid strains

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * White Widow (Cannabis), White Widow {{div col end


Wild cannabis strains

* Feral cannabis or feral hemp{{cite web, url=http://norml.org/news/2004/09/02/99-percent-of-all-marijuana-plants-eradicated-in-us-is-feral-hemp-federal-data-reveals , title=99 Percent of All Marijuana Plants Eradicated In US Is Feral Hemp, Federal Data Reveals , publisher=NORML, date=2004-09-02 , access-date=2015-08-19


Terms for consuming cannabis

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Names describing methods of consuming cannabis

Cannabis is consumed for its therapeutic effects in several ways, including: {{Div col, colwidth=20em * Drink * Cannabis edible, Edible{{Cite web , url=http://www.american.edu/ocl/wellness/Marijuana.cfm , title=Wellness Center - Marijuana , year=2013 , website=American University , access-date=4 August 2017 * Cannabis smoking, Smoke * Topical{{Cite web , url=http://www.thelaughinggrass.com/minnesotas-medical-marijuana-can-rubbed-skin/ , title=Minnesota's medical marijuana can be rubbed into your skin , last=Nall, Elizabeth , date=August 8, 2017 , website=The Laughing Grass * Vaporizer (inhalation device), Vapor{{Cite journal , last1=Gieringer , first1=Dale H. , last2=Joseph St. Laurent , last3=Scott Goodrich , year=2004 , title=Cannabis Vaporizer Combines Efficient Delivery of THC with Effective Suppression of Pyrolytic Compounds , url=http://www.maps.org/mmj/Gieringer-vaporizer.pdf , journal=Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics , volume=4 , issue=1 , pages=7–27 , doi=10.1300/J175v04n01_02 , access-date=2017-08-04 {{div col end


Slang names for cannabis consumption

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * 420 (cannabis culture), 420 * Baking * Blast * Blaze * Burn one * Clam bake * Fly Mexican airlines * Get high * Hit * Hot box * Puff the dragon * Rip * Session * Tea party * Toke{{Cite book , url=https://books.google.com/books?id=kf4fAQAAQBAJ&q=stoner+slang&pg=PA165 , title=Cheech & Chong's Almost Legal Book for Stoners , last1=Marin , first1=Cheech , last2=Chong, Tommy , year=2013 , publisher=Running Press , pages=166–170 , isbn=9780762449873 * Torch up * Vape * Wake and bake {{div col end


Terms describing the effects of cannabis

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English names for the effects of cannabis

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * Appetite {{div col end


Slang names for the effects of cannabis

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * Buzz * Baked * Cottonmouth * Couchlock{{Cite book , url=https://books.google.com/books?id=oo2KDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT341 , title=Cannabis: A Complete Guide , last=Ernest Small , date=14 October 2016 , publisher=CRC Press , isbn=978-1-315-35059-2 , pages=341– * Fried * High * Lit up * Munchies * Nature's holiday * Roasted * Stoned * Toasted * Wasted {{div col end


Terms relating to the cannabis subculture

{{Main, Glossary of cannabis terms


Slang names for cannabis cigarettes

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * 2 long{{Cite news , url=http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/04/20/420-weed-nicknames_n_7100632.html , title=Embrace 4/20 With These Nicknames For All Things Weed , date=April 20, 2015 , work=The Huffington Post , access-date=April 26, 2017 * Airplane * Alligator cigarette * Blunt (cannabis), Blunt * Bomber * Bone * Camberwell carrot{{Cite book , url=https://books.google.com/books?id=q0p_AgAAQBAJ&pg=PT116 , title=Vice Slang , last1=Tom Dalzell , last2=Terry Victor , date=31 October 2007 , publisher=Routledge , isbn=978-1-134-19484-1 , pages=116– * Cripple * Doobie * Earth * Fatty * Gasper * Goof butt * Happy cigarette * Hot stick * J or Jay * Joint (cannabis), Joint * Joy stick * L pape * Left-handed cigarette * Log * Magic dragon * Megg * Muggle{{cite web, url=https://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/etymology-of-muggle-marijuana, title=Cannabis & 'Muggles': An Etymology, first=Ellen, last=Komp, date=November 13, 2018, access-date=February 1, 2021, publisher=Leafly * Number * Panatella * Phatty * Pinner * Pocket rocket * Reefer * Roach (smoking), Roach * Spliff * Stogie * Tommy Chong * Torpedo * Twist {{div col end


Slang names for a package or a specific amount of cannabis

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * Bag * Bale * Brick * Cube * Dime bag * Dollar * Dub * Eight ball * Eighth * Elbow * Finger * Lid * Matchbox * Nickel bag * OZ * Pack * QP * Quarter * Stash * Tin {{div col end


Slang names for a cannabis consumer

{{Div col, colwidth=20em * Baker * Burnout * Connoisseur * Ent{{Cite web , url=http://www.westword.com/news/urban-dictionary-for-pot-ten-definitions-from-ganjapreneurs-marijuana-slang-site-5865827 , title=Urban Dictionary for Pot? Ten Definitions From Ganjapreneur's Marijuana Slang Site , last=Roberts, Michael , date=September 22, 2014 , website=Westword * HippieBooth, Martin (2004), ''Cannabis: A History, St. Martin's Press'', p. 212. * Pothead * Stoner * Tea head * Viper {{div col end


See also

{{Portal, Cannabis *Etymology of cannabis *List of cannabis companies *Marijuana (word)


References

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Sources

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External links

{{Portal, Cannabis {{Commonscat-inline, Cannabis by strain
Wikileaf: All Cannabis Strains

Leafly: Marijuana Strains and Infused Products
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