The Origins of Your Favorite Weed Slang

Weed slang is as varied and diverse as the very plants they describe.
The Origins of Your Favorite Weed Slang

Mary Jane

The Origins of Your Favorite Weed Slang

This vintage term for weed is making a comeback. In addition to being a popular first name from the early 20th century, Mary Jane is also the Americanization of the Spanish term ‘marijuana’.

Some people believe that marijuana is really Mary Jane in Spanish, but that’s up for debate. What we do know is that Mary Jane comes from a time—the ’30s and ’40s—when people could only refer to weed through euphemisms.

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