Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

In This Article

Marijuana (Cannabis)

Slang terms

Acapulco gold, ace, bhang, cannabis stiva, Colombian, concentrated resin— hash, dope, ganja, grass, weed, hashish, hashish oil, hemp, home-grown, honey oil, Indian, indica, Jamaican, jive, joint, mary jane, maui-wowie, Mexican, Panama red, Panama gold, pot, ragweed, reefer, roach, sativa, sinse, sinsemilla, tea, thaisticks, weed oil

Active ingredient

Tetrhydrocannabinolis (THC)

Source

Natural (from cannabis sativa)

Pharmacological classification

CNS depressant, hallucinogen

Medical use

Anti-emetic in cancer, chemotherapy, glaucoma, epilepsy, muscle spasm due to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury

Abuse form

Plant particles (dark green or brown dry leaf), resin oil, leaf oil

Usage method

Smoked (a joint, bong, or pipe); may be cooked in foods and eaten

Combinations

With PCP, "supergrass" or "killer weed"; with opium, "O J"; with heroin, "atomb bomb" or "A-bomb"

Effects sought

Euphoria, relaxation, increased perception

Adverse effects

Bronchitis, conjunctivitis, possible birth defects, reduces drive and motivation

Detectable in urine

Yes

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....