Weed Names

Weed. Pot. Mary Jane. So many terms and nicknames for Marijuana. Ever wonder where they came from?

Well due to Marijuana’s illegal classification, some of the origins of these words are unclear. The terms were changed to keep the topic of discussion a mystery to law officials, or out of the comprehension of authoritative figures, or just plain and simply a new term coined to switch things up

Mary Jane:

No one seems to have a solid answer for this term, but the general consensus is that in Spanish Mari+Juana is a loose translation into English as the name “Mary Jane.”


Which is actually just the Sanskrit word for “hemp.” For those of us unfamiliar with Sanskrit it is an ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures are written.


Well Bhang has actually been referred to in the preparation of cannabis, shake, trim etc. Into milk, butter and so forth. It has been used in India for centuries in various forms.


No, it does not have anything to do with a culinary item. It is a shortening of the Spanish potiguaya or potaguaya that came from potacia de guaya, a wine or brandy in which marijuana buds have been steeped. It literally means “the drink of grief.”


Is quite the ambiguous term. It usually refer to any drugs “dopey” affects. But it can generally be substituted for any drug on the street.


Weed and its origin have not really been determined either. More recently since the 90’s on, most people refer to marijuana and cannabis as “weed” as a way to separate the generation’s use from their predecessors. I.e. pot, grass, Mary Jane etc. Some have eluded that due to its infectious growth nature that it grows like a weed.

Just as creative as terms are for the product itself, as are some of the names for specific strains. So if you see any of these at your local dispensary, make sure you give them a second look.


Of Course, you don’t want to put anything of that name or nature close to your lips. But the strain tends to have a sweet/sour taste with a quick spicy and piney nip at the end. Hence the name.

Alaskan Thunderfuck:

Where to begin. This strain is quite the anomaly. At first smell, it has a very intense smell similar to a diesel. It stings and pierces the nostrils but when smoked has a very strong orange/citrusy taste with a quick spicy bite at the end of toke. And just like thunderstorms in the valley Matanuska roll in, so does the high.


It sounds like the savior of all bud. And rightfully so. This strain is amazing for pain relief and has a very intense flavor in which doesn’t seem to be the same from hit to hit. But it does have an everlasting smooth roll at the end that will surely keep you content and relaxed for hours.

There are way too many to name but those are some of our favorites over here. Be sure to never judge a bud by its name, even if it does like it came from an animal.