Marijuana is a product of the hemp plant (cannabis sativa) and appears as a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers. You may hear marijuana called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, grass, boom, Mary Jane, gangster, or chronic. There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana.
Stronger forms of marijuana include sinsemilla (sin-seh-me-yah, a Spanish word), hashish ("hash" for short), and resins like hash oil, wax (similar to lip balm), and shatter (an amber colored solid), which contain high doses of the active ingredients.
Other Forms of Marijuana
With the advent of legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes in some states has come the development of other types of products that contain marijuana. Some people vaporize it with a vape pen, while still others smoke marijuana cigars, called blunts.
There are edible marijuana products with marijuana or marijuana oils cooked into or infused into them. Marijuana oil is used to produce all kinds of edible products from cookies and cakes to gummy bears and chocolate bars.
Oils, Sprays, and Tinctures
Marijuana oils can be added to all kinds of beverages, from sodas and energy drinks to teas and elixirs. There are also flavored marijuana sprays that can be sprayed directly under your tongue for a quick high, or sprayed on marijuana joints and blunts.
Marijuana tinctures—marijuana in a solution of alcohol—can also be used under your tongue to produce a fast-action, intense high. We have come a long way from the day when the vast majority of raw marijuana was rolled into joints or stuffed into pipes.