Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana

An image from the Good to Know Colorado Facebook page highlights "Skunk" — number eight on the slang-term list. Additional photos below.
An image from the Good to Know Colorado Facebook page highlights "Skunk" — number eight on the slang-term list. Additional photos below.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Good to Know Colorado campaign endeavors to educate folks about the effects of marijuana — though the focus is typically on its dangers.

For instance, Good to Know's latest effort sketches out the risks of cannabis use by pregnant and breastfeeding women.

But the CDPHE-blessed item that recently caught our eye appears under the umbrella category "Marijuana 101" — specifically, the slang terms for marijuana that parents should know before talking with their kids.

The site lists seventeen nicknames for cannabis — many in common usage, some seriously out of date, and others that are apt to make the average teen burst into laughter upon hearing his/her folks say them during a serious sit-down about the demon plant.

See the seventeen terms below, illustrated with photos largely drawn from our 2009 "Marijuana Porn" slide show.

Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana
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Number 1: Weed

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Number 2: Pot

Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana
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Number 3: Ganja

Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana
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Number 4: Bud

Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana
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Number 5: MJ

Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana
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Number 6: Keef

Colorado Health Department's Top 17 Slang Terms for Marijuana
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Number 7: Boom

Continue to keep counting down the Colorado health department's top seventeen slang terms for marijuana.


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