Definition of marijuana in English:


(also marihuana)


  • [mass noun] Cannabis, especially as smoked in cigarettes:

    ‘he had smoked marijuana while a teacher’
    [as modifier] ‘marijuana plants’
    • ‘However, it has been nearly a century since marijuana was first made illegal in Canada.’
    • ‘He alleges as well that the wife smokes marijuana frequently in the matrimonial home.’
    • ‘Two others pleaded not guilty to possession of four buckets of compressed marijuana.’
    • ‘It is grown to produce the narcotic drugs hashish and marijuana, made primarily from its female flowers.’
    • ‘I believe that it should be another misdemeanor to smoke marijuana under the age of 21.’
    • ‘That document concluded that marihuana was a drug whose use should not call for serious criminal penalties.’
    • ‘Then, on the way back across the border he was caught with marijuana, but never charged.’
    • ‘There'd be no reason to abuse medical use of marijuana if the stuff was legalized.’
    • ‘I truly believe this one and people should watch out for this when they smoke marijuana.’
    • ‘You may have heard it called marijuana, weed or hash but it is still cannabis, a natural drug that comes from a plant.’
    • ‘So why then does the government insist to ignore the medical value of marijuana?’
    • ‘So, with the facts in place, how can the government ignore them any longer and keep marijuana illegal?’
    • ‘He was smoking some exceptionally strong marijuana, and appeared to be quite enlightened at times.’
    • ‘We were smoking marijuana for breakfast and that led to communication problems.’
    • ‘We know he smoked marijuana, but he's hardly an exemplar of the Ken Kesey LSD generation.’
    • ‘One thing I do have against marijuana though is that if you smoke it habitually you become very, very boring!’
    • ‘More is known about the adverse effects and therapeutic uses of marihuana than about most prescription drugs.’
    • ‘The player skirts claims that he has had his own problems with cocaine and marijuana.’
    • ‘Just smile, sample her medicinal marijuana, and listen to the story that must be told.’
    • ‘He conceded that he smokes the marihuana not only to keep calm, but to deal with society and authority figures.’
    cannabis, hashish, bhang, hemp, kef, kif, charas, ganja, sinsemilla
    dope, hash, grass, pot, blow, draw, stuff, mary jane, tea, the weed, gold, skunkweed, skunk, reefer, rope, smoke, gage, boo, charge, jive, mootah, pod
    wacky backy
    dagga, zol
    green, mezz
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Late 19th century: from Latin American Spanish.