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Marijuana Street Names


Marijuana is a drug that comes from a plant that is scientifically known as "cannabis sativa." It received its name from Mexico, where it was originally called "mariguana." The plant originates in Asia, but it is used recreationally in countries worldwide. Its worldwide distribution is part of the reason why there are so many street names for marijuana. Due to the increasing liberalization of marijuana laws, people are becoming more comfortable with both its recreational and medicinal use. As with other illicit drugs, however, marijuana is not entirely safe to consume, and its use carries with it a risk of addiction.

Marijuana is the most popular recreational drug not only nationwide but around the world. Street names for marijuana vary from country to country, though in America, one of the most popular marijuana terms is "weed." In America, there are a wide variety of street names for weed. These include terms that are derived directly from the drug's name, such as "Mary Jane," as well as "pot" and "dope." Another popular name for marijuana is "grass." In the early 1900s, "Texas tea" was one of the more popular street names for weed in the United States, and "reefer" is another one of the many marijuana terms used. "Hemp" is yet another popular term, but this word more commonly refers to the fiber that comes from the same plant (which is not a drug but a textile or building material). Since the drug is used worldwide, street names for marijuana vary by country as well. In India, for example, it is called "ganja," a street name that is also popular in Jamaica. "Bhang" is another term that is used for marijuana in India. "Hashish" is the term used both in the Middle East and India, and it is the Arabic word for "grass." In Europe and South America, marijuana is simply called by its scientific name, cannabis.

Marijuana use is quite common compared to other drugs, but marijuana dependency should be taken as seriously as any other drug habit. If you or a loved one suffers from marijuana addiction, BetterAddictionCare can help. People who suffer from a dependency on marijuana can turn to BetterAddictionCare to find addiction counseling and start healing today. We connect clients with highly trained professionals who provide customized approaches to addiction recovery. Our recovery network is nationwide, and we accept a wide variety of private insurance plans. Don't let marijuana become a problem in your life. Fill out our contact form or call today to speak with a counselor so we can find the best treatment center for you.


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