The Names of Marijuana

Humanity gives female names to everything beautiful, often too far beautiful and too far powerful together. Think about the magnificent tall ships of the past, the glorious trade clippers, Christopher Columbus fleet, and the name he has given to the first island discovered, hurricanes in Caribbean, and among others – Marijuana which is an obvious combination of María and Juana — but why is that, shall we see?.

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The image is a credit to cannabisandspirituality.com

Mary Jane

Mary Jane at its turn is counted as a conversion of Spanish into English, where Mary is the replacement for María, and Jane is an equivalent for Juana, I dun’no how is that but people say so and that is how @MariJane has appeared,

Rumours say that the name was designated artificially to fight with the word against cannabis plant. Back in the middle of the past century the Latin culture was not totally accepted by the majority of population of the American society, some say – because of Mexico, therefore a Hispanic name would definitely play its part against the drug and that is how María y Juana got linked together to represent cannabis…For..Ever! If this version can ever be a true I can guess these two names are among the most popular female names in Spanish speaking countries, if not the most popular two names, and especially María, thanks to Mary, the mother of god. Anyway, the story nowadays appears merely as a fine urban legend.

Marijane in other languages

Pronounce it as: Mari-uána. They also call it porro or faso.

I’m sharing the best I know, don’t shoot at me =)))) it would be cool if we grow this page together to contain the hell amount of Marijuana aliases, and the comprehensive marijuana dictionary, let me start.

Hispanic World, so the language is: Spanish

— Marijuana word itself is used relatively freely all around in Latin America, comparing to other countries, no surprise here. They just sometimes replace “j” (which is “h”-sound in Spanish but even a bit harder than “h”), it becomes Marihuana then, where “h” is a totally silent, always in Spanish, and in written they use both versions, pronounce it as: Mari-uána.

They also call it porro in Latin America, or faso.

HANF – Marijuana in German

Social media suggests Hanf is the popular and common name for weed in Germany, or may be just most polite to be published, it stands for merely “hemp”. Honestly I am not mad, at least not mad enough to look for dank in Germany in the street, so having no forking idea how else in a street language it may be called. Anyone knows, please comment it. I believe Ze Germans have a famous sense of humour and it can be another funny name for marijuana discovered.

Brazilian and Portuguese – these are very different except for “maconha”

Yes, classic Portuguese was transformed into Brazilian, they are different much much more than any difference between Spanish and Spanish may exist, or between American and classic English. But for marijuana – it’s Maconha in both. Keep “H” silent like in Spanish they have it same way, while “N” becomes soft because of following silent “h”, something like if it is Macóña or Macón’ya. They also use fino for a joint (literally ‘thin’).

Russians!

For a single king-size joint use Kosyák, roots from “not straight”, or my favourite sound is Düdka, stressing on “ü”

Do not try to find it there unless you know a Russian friends and you trust them. The cops are mad over there, you will find nothing but trouble, and you find no marijuana. The common slang name, neutral enough, used on all levels of society is Plan, it sounds with classic “a” sound alike “PLΛN”, and the word in dictionary points same meaning as plan in English, planning, yes, right you need to plan marijuana… hahahahaha. Spot on y’al Russians! ) For a single king-size joint use a funny one Kosyák, roots from adjective meaning ‘not straight’, or my favourite and the most romantic sound: Dudka (Düdka, stressing on “ü”) which stands for “flute” in normal use of the word.

Dagga is the African and the Africaans

Mostly in South Africa, but in the surrounding too, those speaking (or having around) the Africaans dialect, which is the mix of African languages and Dutch. Well, they call marijuana Dagga, a beautiful word, I love it, and it sounds like Daguh or something. They also use Zol, sources say, this one I didn’t double check on my own, let us believe to the canna community after all.

French

Saying sorry to French readers, I know your pain… but it’s Latin

Oh the phonetic structure of this one is the music to my heart, I cannot stand, I’m hypnotised. This is for the whole language, and for the marijuana wording consequently. Yet they are not much inventive, using L’Herbe, “the herb”, and I’m not even trying to put its sound into letters, not sure if such is ever possible. Of course “H” is silent like in all Latin languages, like [H]-IÉRBA in Spanish (and I say sorry to my French readers, I know your pain but it is the LATIN group of languages, even tho it was not when Rome started its ‘cultural influence’ over the Gallic territory).

Morocco

It’s Kif – everyone knows, right? Mostly for hashish, as they mostly prefer hashish, if not ALWAYS. The word is also widely used specifically for hashish in France as these two (Morocco and France) communicate a lot historically. Especially about the weed, ugh ugh ugh… cannot forget the body check in the airport, they think you are a Kif carrying a human, vice versa. Yet the country is, errr, impressive, and so indescribably beautiful. I love desert. And a kif in the middle of this desert is in my bucket list for sure.

Discover Majoun, the Moroccan “Love Candy”. Brilliant storms of laughter.

Weed in English?

Who on Earth wants English versions for this, eh? but okay, to feed that forking ugly gugol and its reckless spyders or they start biting people. From my personal exploration experience, in Britain they use “dope” more often than “weed”, as weed is well known well spread and more recognisable by peeps denying the plant, many of our fellow site st’owners still complain on the situation around marijuana in UK, and the type of the country suggests the enthusiastic officers, still hunting kids who smoking dope, news say so, I have never seen such. Yet our brothers in England still need to mask weed, and this is for real. They in UK also use a “spliff” often enough to replace already-hiding-nothing a “joint”. And I also love “dank”, I think it’s American.

Wow! it’s Zolo!

Here is a new entry into this page, just spotted minutes ago on twitter presented to us proudly by the African community, by @ThulaniDeAfrika, and below there’s the image he shared, the pure emotion of getting high, so positive, hahaha, xD)) and yes, merely forgot, the just discovered word for marijuana will be: Zolo, that’s in Africa.

Zolo, Africa
Let me smoke my zolo in peace — by ThulaniDeAfrika

Comments or additions please?

We don’t want pain

Hey fellow site st’owners! How’s life. Have you already frightened all your readers about pains and cancers and all sorts of other spooky-schmooky stuff? If you say yes on that then you are not our fellow site st’owner, hahaha // You only remember this is a private web site and we suggest to stay away if you are here by any reason other than curiosity for reading my off-deck (or is it off-key?) opinion. This my polite ‘please stay away’ was for humans, and for anyone related to any sort of gügle bots for such I have my very special “Get away and never come back unless intentions change”, it’ll just make my access log stats better for reading // but for friends let me go on… Better call it a pothead’s fantasy rather than think it’s an attempt to ruin or alter anyone’s belief. I respect all beliefs, and personally I also support World Snake and Lady Yaga – it’s totally your own decision to choose what you are up to.

Pain is a Natural Mechanics

1.
When you hammer down a nail doing a home work, or if you are a carpenter – if you accidentally hit a finger and most probably suffer – will you take a pill in advance to ease it or even not feel it at all? The answer is: No!

2.
When you make a campfire while camping or ignite a beautiful fireplace for another beautiful family dinner – do you want to prevent pain that will probably burn your skin, damage it and hurt you – why not take a pill and “fuck that burns I have more pills”? No way, what a stupid idea that would be! All people of Earth normally try to escape any damage of the body, always, it’s natural and we need Pain for this…

3.
The Pain in the body is the Protection that helps you to survive and there have been never intention from Nature or God or Gods (choose your version) to make us suffer, but this is exclusively the protection, and by killing that protection you kill your safety and risk your health – this is simple as hell and this is hell logical. I can suggest more – when that second-popular God was torturing his own son he did not offer any pain relief for his poor boy either. Virgins normally do not eat pills before their first sexual contact even tho they have no idea how painful it may occur or not.

All because PAIN is a natural thing and we need it. And we’d very likely could NOT survive neither evolve without it.

A Question I have…

My friend, the patient reader of this train of thoughts, IF WE virtually find it too far stupid to protect a finger from a hammer by taking pills, why we wish so recklessly to disable the same protection mechanism (the pain) when it comes to the inner organs?

Feeling pain I need as a signal from my body to understand clearly that something went really wrong and how far it went. It might be a wrong food, or too cold, maybe a wrong armchair for one’s spine, or merely a tiredness which is the worst enemy. And to solve it I need to fix the wrong condition rather than a chemical to cheat my own body. I will know soon what exactly makes me feel pain less, naturally, and by that the knowledge is power and the knowledge is life.

Love yourself the most.

Cannabis Spirituality vs. Cannabis the New Pill

I have heard an opinion, a couple of times maybe, and it’s easy to find one, suggesting that Cannabis Plant is a gift given to Humanity for a pain relief. What a rare piece of shit it is, I think.

Cannabis is for Love — Ayurvedic medics used cannabis mostly as aphrodisiac, one grand master in it, who was from Sri Lanka, he told me, they used it for a million years until 2015 when eventually the liberation arrived to Sri Lanka. It’s a psychoactive plant and it hits thoughts, and there cannot be another reason to use “psycho” in the definition which simply means “soul” in Greek, not “pill” not “cancer” (god forbid).

Cannabis is for Communication — Spirituality is what makes one talking to God, by some means. Even tho you are the God by yourself, and some religions support the idea, or you better prefer some outer God, whatever. You communicate to people easily and with pleasure when stoned, and you can communicate to anybody and a god is not an exception.

Certain psychoactives, particularly hallucinogens, have been used for religious (spiritual) purposes since prehistoric times. Native Americans have used peyote cacti containing mescaline for religious ceremonies for as long as 5700 years – Wiki states. No “medicine” mentioned.

Psychoactives change the brain function and result in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior; for ritual, spiritual, or shamanic purposes; or for research. No “medicine” again, at least not that much of it.

Love and Pain among Cannabis Websites

Try a small research, it’s fun. In search type “site:domain.com keyword”, and it will find the number of entries, I used ggl. Most of search engines will find also the variations of the words, so the method somewhat demonstrates the approach. Keywords are “Love” (L), “Pain” (P), “Cancer” (C) and “Spirituality” (S). Take a “Ranking Sum” (ΣR), where bad ones a negative, and good ones are positive, like this:

ΣR = L + S – P – C, then divide by total sum (ΣT = L+S+P+C) to get the shares rather than absolute numbers, like this: ΣR / ΣT.

The resulting Value shall be the rating of a Goodness, hahaha!

Herewego, what is in the end:

Hightimes.com -0,17 (negative)
Love 7160, Pain 5200, Cancer 6200, Spirituality 816
Ganjapreneur.com -0,49 (negative)
Love 355, Pain 757, Cancer 435, Spirituality 50
Chef-420.com +0,94 (positive)
Love 182, Pain 5, Cancer 0(zero), Spirituality 1
Thecannabist.co -0,27 (negative)
Love 938, Pain 1190, Cancer 587, Spirituality 73
Leafly.com +0,25 (positive)
Love 122K, Pain 69K, Cancer 3K, Spirituality 0.7K
Marijuana.com +0,28 (positive)
Love 8840, Pain 3750, Cancer 1460, Spirituality 527
Angrybud.com +0,21 (positive)
Love 129, Pain 77, Cancer 9, Spirituality 4

Still think Marijuana is a new pill? Hm, okay, it’s a free choice of a free man, after all.

The head image is from Cannabisly.com, our canna mate from twitter