We all know that the medical cannabis industry is growing more and more each day. With such a growing and improving industry, it’s easy to get ahold of “Maryjane.” With so many different varieties of strains, from Pineapple OG, Blue Dream to Afghan Kush, it seems like it is getting easier and easier for people to feel attached to marijuana. Although many people in the U.S. use marijuana for medical issues such as insomnia, anxiety and even cancer, it is still considered an illegal drug without the necessary documents and license(s).

Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana may have addictive tendencies in some individuals, especially in people who begin using it before the age of 18. These individuals are 4 to 7 times more likely to develop marijuana use disorder in which the user feels withdrawal symptoms such as mood swings, insomnia, decreased appetite and lack of focus. Marijuana abuse can have negative effects and hinder everyday life. If you or someone you know is addicted to marijuana and is seeking help, just remember that you are not alone and we are here to help.


Other Names for Marijuana

Marijuana is known by other names such as:

  • Blunt: A blunt is different from a “joint” for several reasons. First, a blunt is made of an entirely different kind of material when compared to a joint. The blunt papers can also be flavored or scented while joint wrap papers are simply thin, paper-Mache like material.
  • Bud: Because marijuana comes along with so many “slang” and popular terms, especially in the younger crowds, the bud is just another term for referring to marijuana.
  • Dope: As a casual word used in everyday conversations mostly by the younger crowd, dope refers to something incredibly ‘cool.’ It is also a slang term used for marijuana.
  • Ganja: Borrowed from Sanskrit language, Ganja is a common slang used for marijuana.
  • Grass: A slang term for marijuana that was used in the 70s for Mexican and Columbian sativa.
  • Green: Another street slang used for cannabis, which is a green colored plant.
  • Herb: By definition, an herb is a flowering plant with a stem that does not become woody, just like a cannabis plant, which is why the word herb is often used for cannabis.
  • Joint: Simply put, a joint is a rolled marijuana cigarette.
  • Mary Jane: A common street slang term which might just be a loose translation of the word marijuana.
  • Pot: The debate over the exact origin of this slang term is still ongoing but it is a very commonly used alternate for marijuana.
  • Reefer: Another slang term for a marijuana cigarette probably coined in the 1930s.
  • Sensimilla: A very high potency marijuana obtained from female plants that are purposefully kept seedless by preventing pollination to induce high resin content.
  • Skunk: Skunk is a slang term used for cannabis strains that have a strong odor, which is similar in nature to the smell of liquid spray that skunks produce. It is comparatively higher in potency than standard marijuana.
  • Smoke: Smoking a marijuana joint naturally produces smoke and that is how this street slang was coined.
  • Trees: A street slang term used for cannabis to avoid naming or calling the real thing.
  • Weed: Because the cannabis plant grows on its own just like any other weed plant, it is simply referred to as weed on streets and the internet.
  • Hashish: Hashish or ‘hash’ is a resin obtained from the flowers of the cannabis plant. The word itself has its origin from Arabic language meaning dry herb, or powdered hemp leaves.

Marijuana as the Gateway Drug

According to stats from 2014, 4.1 million people in the U.S. abused or were dependent on marijuana. Marijuana is so widely used among various age groups and it goes by many different names and is considered a gateway drug into other more potent and harmful drugs. There are many benefits to this natural herb, but there are also just as many dangers. It’s important to be responsible because once the drug begins controlling you, it’s a long fall down the rabbit hole. IntoTreatment has the people and recourses needed to help you on the walk to recovery.

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