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According to the Weed Blog, there are numerous slang terms for marijuana from Ace, a marijuana cigarette, to Zoom, marijuana laced with PCP. Some of the more commonly used nicknames for marijuana include weed, pot, maryjane, grass and ganja.

Early on, the term “weed” was used to define the way of smoking marijuana, not the actual plant. Near the end of The Roaring Twenties and the beginning of The Great Depression, more people started smoking marijuana, according to medicalmarijuananews. Presumably, people were trying to find a way to feel emotionally better. It was around that time that “weed” became synonymous with marijuana.

The word marijuana originated in the late 19th century. The term is an Americanism for the Mexican Spanish marihuana or mariguana, and is associated with the female name María Juana. Another nickname for marijuana is Mary Jane, the English version of María Juana, according to blog.dictionary.com.

The word ganja is Sanksrit, and originated as an Indian word for cannabis sativa, according to herb.co. It was also used as an intoxicant by them. Some think that the Indians named the Ganges after this sacred Ganja, because the plant grows on the riverbanks.

Blog.dcitionary.com states that the origin of pot has nothing to do with cookery. The word became popular in the late 1930s. It is a shortened form of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine in which marijuana buds have been steeped. The literal meaning is “the drink of grief.”

“Dope” is a slang word that often refers to marijuana but it is also linked to other drugs like heroin, according to differencebetween.net. The term “dope” describes a substance that causes psychoactive effects in general.

E2f.com states that there is some thought that “dope” is the result of the shortening of the word Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the human brain and body. But some say this is just a coincidence.

According to the Weed Blog, there are numerous slang terms for marijuana — from Ace, a marijuana cigarette, to Zoom, marijuana laced with PCP. Some of the more commonly used nicknames for marijuana include weed, pot, maryjane, grass, reefer and ganja.

Near the end of The Roaring Twenties and the beginning of The Great Depression more people started smoking marijuana, according to medicalmarijuananews. Presumably, people were trying to find a way to feel emotionally better. It was around that time that the term “weed” became synonymous with marijuana.

The word marijuana originated in the late 19th century. The term is an Americanism for the Mexican Spanish marihuana or mariguana, and is associated with the female name María Juana. Another nickname for marijuana is Mary Jane, the English version of María Juana, according to blog.dictionary.com.

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The word ganja is Sanksrit, and originated as an Indian word for cannabis sativa, according to herb.co. Some think that the Indians named the Ganges after this sacred Ganja, because the plant grows on the riverbanks.

Blog.dcitionary.com states that the origin of pot has nothing to do with cookery. The word became popular in the late 1930s. It is a shortened form of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potación de guaya, a wine in which marijuana buds have been steeped. The literal meaning is “the drink of grief.”

“Dope” is a slang word that often refers to marijuana but it is also linked to other drugs like heroin, according to differencebetween.net. The term “dope” describes a substance that causes psychoactive effects in general.

E2f.com states that there is some thought that “dope” is the result of the shortening of the word Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the human brain and body. But some say this is just a coincidence.

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