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The DEA's List of Cannabis Slang Is Predictably Hilarious

Does anyone actually call weed "shoe"?

||| GiphyGiphyThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a list of "Drug Slang Code Words" last year, and it recently modified the list to keep up with the evolving street lingo. If the updated section for cannabis slang is any indication, the agency is trying to connect with the kids while going through a mid-life crisis.

A few of the terms, like "terpenes" and "MMJ" (short for medical marijuana), are not actually slang terms. Other names on the list, like "shoe," appear to be completely made up. Worse, "Devil's Lettuce" is italicized in the report, revealing that the relatively old term was only added in this year.

Meanwhile, "blunts," "good," and "gas" were apparently not important enough to make the cut. Either that or no one at the DEA listens to Post Malone.

Either way, here is the complete list of current cannabis slang, as collected by the hipsters at the DEA:

420

A-Bomb (marijuana mixed with heroin)

Acapulco Gold

Acapulco Red

Ace

African Black

African Bush

Airplan

Alfalfa

Alfombra

Alice B Toklas

All-Star

Almohada

Angola

Animal Cookies (hydroponic)

Arizona

Ashes

Aunt Mary

AZ

Baby

Bale

Bambalachacha

Barbara Jean

Bareta

Bash

Bazooka (marijuana mixed with cocaine paste)

BC Budd

Bernie

Bhang

Big Pillows

Biggy

Bionic (marijuana mixed with PCP)

Black Bart

Black Gold

Black Maria

Blondie

Blue Cheese

Blue Crush

Blue Dream

Blue Jeans

Blue Sage

Blueberry

Bobo Bush

Boo

Boom

Branches

Broccoli

Bud

Budda

Burritos Verdes

Bush

Cabbage

Café

Cajita

Cali

Camara

Canadian Black

Catnip

Cheeba

Chernobyl

Cheese

Chicago Black

Chicago Green

Chippie

Chistosa

Christmas Tree

Chronic

Churro

Cigars

Citrol

Cola

Colorado Cocktail

Cookie (hydroponic)

Cotorritos

Crazy Weed

Creeper Bud

Crippy

Crying Weed

Culican

Dank

Devils's Lettuce

Dew

Diesel

Dimba

Dinkie Dow

Diosa Verde

Dirt Grass

Ditch Weed

Dizz

Djamba

Dody

Dojo

Domestic

Donna Juana

Doobie

Downtown Brown

Drag Weed

Dro (hydroponic)

Droski (hydroponic)

Dry High

Elefante Pata

Endo

Escoba

Fattie

Fine Stuff

Fire

Flower

Flower Tops

Fluffy

Fuzzy Lady

Gallina

Gallito

Garden

Garifa

Gauge

Gangster

Ganja

Gash

Gato

Ghana

Gigi (hydroponic)

Giggle Smoke

Giggle Weed

Girl Scout Cookies (hydroponic)

Gloria

Gold

Gold Leaf

Gold Star

Gong

Good Giggles

Gorilla

Gorilla Glue

Grand Daddy Purp

Grass

Grasshopper

Green

Green Crack

Green-Eyed Girl

Green Eyes

Green Goblin

Green Goddess

Green Mercedes Benz

Green Paint

Green Skunk

Greenhouse

Grenuda

Greta

Guardada

Gummy Bears

Gunga

Hairy Ones

Hash

Hawaiian

Hay

Hemp

Herb

Hierba

Holy Grail

Homegrown

Hooch

Hoja

Humo

Hydro

Indian Boy

Indian Hay

Jamaican Gold

Jamaican Red

Jane

Jive

Jolly Green

Jon-Jem

Joy Smoke

Juan Valdez

Juanita

Jungle Juice

Kaff

Kali

Kaya

KB

Kentucky Blue

KGB

Khalifa

Kiff

Killa

Kilter

King Louie

Kona Gold

Kumba

Kush

Laughing Grass

Laughing Weed

Leaf

Lechuga

Lemon-Lime

Leña

Liamba

Lime Pillows

Little Green Friends

Little Smoke

Llesca

Loaf

Lobo

Loco Weed

Loud

Love Nuggets

Love Weed

Lucas

M.J.

Machinery

Macoña

Mafafa

Magic Smoke

Manhattan Silver

Manteca

Maracachafa

Maria

Marimba

Mariquita

Mary Ann

Mary Jane

Mary Jones

Mary Warner

Mary Weaver

Matchbox

Matraca

Maui Wowie

Meg

Method

Mersh

Mexican Brown

Mexicali Haze

Mexican Green

Mexican Red

MMJ

Mochie (hydroponic)

Moña

Monte

Moocah

Mootie

Mora

Morisqueta

Mostaza

Mota

Mother

Mowing the Lawn

Muggie

My Brother

Narizona

Northern Lights

Nug

O-Boy

OG

O.J.

Owl

Paja

Palm

Paloma

Palomita

Panama Cut

Panama Gold

Panama Red

Pakalolo

Parsley

Pasto

Pasture

Peliroja

Pelosa

Phoenix

Pine

Pink Panther

Pintura

Plant

Platinum Cookies (hydroponic)

Platinum Jack

Pocket Rocket

Popcorn

Porro

Pot

Pretendo

Prop 215

Puff

Purple Haze

Purple OG

Queen Ann's Lace

Red Hair

Ragweed

Railroad Weed

Rainy Day Woman

Rasta Weed

Red Cross

Red Dirt

Reefer

Reggie

Repollo

Righteous Bush

Root

Rope

Rosa Maria

Salt and Pepper

Santa Marta

Sasafras

Sativa

Shoes

Sinsemilla

Shmagma

Shora

Shrimp

Shwag

Skunk

Skywalker (hydroponic)

Smoke

Smoochy Woochy Poochy

Smoke Canada

Sour OG

Spliff

Stems

Sticky

Stink Weed

Sugar Weed

Sweet Lucy

Tahoe (hydroponic)

Tangy OG

Terp

Terpenes

Tex-Mex

Texas Tea

Tigitty

Tila

Tims

Top Shelf

Tosca

Train Wreck

Trees

Trinity OG

Tweeds

Valle

Wake and Bake

Weed

Weed Tea

Wet (marijuana dipped in PCP)

Wheat

White-Haired Lady

Wooz

Yellow Submarine

Yen Pop

Yerba

Yesca

Young Girls

Zacate

Zacatecas

Zambi

Zip

Zoom (marijuana mixed with PCP)

Photo Credit: |||Dmitry Tishchenko/Dreamstime.com

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  • Agammamon||

    That's a lot of words - and half of them look like they're names for specific varieties and not 'slang'.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    half of them look like they're names for specific varieties and not 'slang'.

    I was thinking the same thing. I'm kind of shocked they didn't include "mindrape," "gorilla panic," "they're coming, they're coming," and "this is permanent."

  • Diversionary Maenad||

    Whether judged either by slang or variety comprehensiveness, the list is half-baked. I've got a count of 845 SRA accessions on NCBI. AND there's the massive Phylos Galaxy genotyping network... And no jazz cigarettes?! wacky tobacchi?!

  • vek||

    No Ak-47 either!

  • Don't look at me.||

    Many were missed, many do not belong. Typical useless embarrassment of an effort.

  • sarcasmic||

    Wacky tobacky didn't make the list?

  • Citizen X||

    "Smoochy woochy poochy" isn't good enough for you?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I wonder if that was supposed to be "snoochie boochi noochies?"

  • SQRLSY One||

    "Smoochy Woochy Poochy" is when your dog eats your stash and you smoke his poop!!!

    "Labrador" is weed from your dog's ass, not from geographical Labrador!

  • SQRLSY One||

    They are all friends AND family!!! (Except, of course, for the "black SQRLS" of the family, AKA, the skeletons in the closet).

    NO eating of SQRLSY "burgoo" allowed now!!!

  • JoeJoetheIdiotCircusBoy||

    "Man, I wonder what Great Dane tastes like."

    -Pedro de Pacas

  • Juice||

    Trees made it but salad didn't?

  • Citizen X||

    There's "creeper bud" but no "kind bud"?

  • Idaho Bob||

    Da Kine is also missing

  • Placeholder Name||

    You make the list overly long and inclusive so that you can easily establish probable cause.

    Some Kid: I'm thirsty. I think I'm going to buy some O.J. The Department of Agriculture says it's part of a healthy breakfast.

    Application for a Warrant: the suspect stated that he was going to purchase marijuana using a code-word that is common in the illicit narcotics industry. Because of his apparent role in the black market narcotics trade, we're asking that the warrant be no-knock and executed at 4 am.

  • Citizen X||

    -1 family dog

  • Number 2||

    I was wondering exactly what purpose was being served by the DEA compiling a list of cannabis slang, but your point is well taken. This is now a "expert list" of terms associated with illegal drug use. Woe be it to anyone caught speaking about a stone in his shoe or smoking shrimp in the backyard.

  • General_Tso||

    I smoked some shrimp once, but it was hard to keep the bowl lit

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What? The potheads ruined the number 420?

  • Mongo||

    WHY NOT ODD BLADE??

  • Juice||

    A-Bomb (marijuana mixed with heroin)

    As if the marijuana would have any discernible effect when the heroin kicks in. It's like mixing melatonin with surgical anesthesia.

  • ||

    You would know about taking melatonin with surgical anesthesia,would you not?

  • Mongo||

    Our code name for it was 'Bud Anderson.'

    "Bud Anderson came over last nite. He was pretty funny as usual."

  • DajjaI||

    Blue Dream is a strain and quite an excellent one and easy to score at the rec stores in my hood. Warning - will blow yer fahken mind.

  • The Narrator||

    Yours maybe you fuckin lightweight.

  • VicRattlehead||

    Mr. Green is absent from class again lmao

  • The Narrator||

    No "Hockey Tickets"???

  • Inigo Montoya||

    I had no idea "Churro" meant that. A co-worker brought in a tray of Churros to share a couple of weeks ago. Here I thought he was just a foodie -- guess he's actually a pothead.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    And Mazda will now need to change their slogan to something other than "Zoom-Zoom."

    Or maybe they won't, and their sales will soar, at least until the DEA comes around.

  • Curt||

    Seems like some great research to me. I'm pretty sure that it was compiled by sitting through a few hours of cop tv shows. Supplemented by asking someone's teenage son for the hip new slang (while ignoring that the kid was a complete f'ing toolbag who has clearly never seen nor smoked any weed in his life).

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    I knowhave heard that Diesel and Sour OG are variety names, not generic slang, like Golden Delicious or Pink Lady apples.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Mary Ann

    Mary Jane

    Mary Jones

    Mary Warner

    Mary Weaver

    What, no Mary Stack?

  • juris imprudent||

    Like you would get that anywhere near your lips.

  • harpac||

    Anyone in Cincinnati want to join me for a meal of Devil's Lettuce?

  • Citizen X||

    "Devil's Lettuce" is an appropriate nickname for any vegetable matter consumed in Cincinnati.

  • harpac||

    True enough. I like mine w/ sweet chili

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    They have Sativa, which is the name of the plant, but not Cannabis or Marijuana. I wonder how they chose to make it.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Cheeba? I haven't heard that since the '80s. Are people still actually using it?

  • Nihil||

    I'm disappointed. Pinconning Paralyzer didn't make the list.

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    Gene Krupa and I are going to have a stick of tea.

  • macsnafu||

    Is it safe to have a meal of broccoli and blue cheese with a side of blueberries? With Texas tea while wearing blue jeans? Or does that put me at risk of being raided?

  • Wizard4169||

    I give up, what do cookies have to do with hydroponics?

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Why do they hate Jim Stafford?

  • wotan||

    They left of the Roman "Wacky Weedus."

  • Ryan the Sea Lion||

    the Lamb's Bread, mon

  • Sigivald||

    "Devil's lettuce" made an ironic comeback; I've seen it.

    Of course, "slang" is a lot less meaningful with the entire west coast having legalized.

    (Many of these are just brand/breed names, slang for getting high rather than for weed itself, at a glance.

    But it does look like nearly all of them are definitely about weed, so I'll give the DEA that.)

  • Naaman Brown||

    Drug enforcement list of cannabis code words.
    Kinda like any outsider list of code words from a subculture they don't know.
    Using some else's slang is one way for an outsider to sound like an idiot or poser.
    Makes me wonder if some pot head decided to prank DEA.

    I'd like to see a list of slang or code words or phrases that mean different things in, say, (a) drug subculture, (b) gay subculture, (c) underground militia, (d) ordinary English.

  • TxJack 112||

    Thai Stick, Afghan, Afghani black? Cant believe they missed those names.

  • vek||

    See now what's kinda freaking me out a bit is seeing Reggie on the list... My dad and one of his buddies back in the 90s called it that. Supposedly my dads buddy, who was originally from Chicago, invented that himself. The full name was actually Reginald van Gleason. LOL But often shortened to just Reggie.

    I'm wondering if my dads buddy was full of shit and that was just a Chicago/back east thing he didn't invent, if he did invent it and now it is widely used, or if perhaps he only invented the full Reginald van Gleason version... Anybody ever hear Reggie as a word for it before?

    It is possible he could have invented it... He's older, and works in the music biz, and I know numerous other people he knows that used it, so perhaps his contact with many "cool" people helped it become a thing. Hell a lot of my buddies in high school picked it up off my dad! LOL But it would be kinda funny if his word made it onto The Mans list!

  • Vin_Decks!!!||

    Also, "Spicy Chickie CHOOP CHOOP.... at least, that's what the YOUTHS are calling it..."

  • Bubba Jones||

    I suspect that plenty of people at the DEA smoke weed, but they are all middle aged and don't know the cool words.

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