Do you smoke marijuana? I’m from Canada, and smoking weed is very common here. Even if you don’t smoke marijuana, you’ll hear a lot about it in movies, books, and music… and REAL LIFE! Learn common vocabulary and slang like joint, bud, bong, stoner, and more. Are you ready? Let’s get STONED!
GETTING HIGH with Ronnie! video
Hi, guys. My name is Ronnie. What’s your name? Cool. Today, we’re going to get high. We’re going to get high learning English. We’re going to talk about marijuana. Do you know what marijuana is? I’m going to teach you some slang words about marijuana. I must warn you, though: If you don’t like marijuana, turn off the video. Don’t watch it. Don’t even look at it. And don’t complain. Don’t go in the comments and go, “Ronnie, I don’t like marijuana.” I don’t care if you don’t like marijuana. It’s not for you to decide. So if you want to get high with me, sit back; smoke a fatty; smoke a joint. I’m going to teach you some really cool slang. This will help you understand movies. Maybe you’re at the movie theater, and you’re watching a funny movie, a comedy. Everyone around you is laughing, but you don’t know why. Maybe someone in the movie made a marijuana reference. Maybe someone said one of these crazy slang words that mean “marijuana”, and you don’t know what it means. So I’m going to teach you how to understand movies and how to get high with some marijuana slang. My name is Ronnie, by the way.
Usually, when we use slang, we don’t say the end of words as well. We don’t say “getting”; we say “gettin'”. So “gettin’ high” is this lesson. A long, long time ago, we had this word called “marijuana”. Now, I think this word is Spanish because some people would say “mary-juana”, but it’s actually “mary-huana”. It’s very unusual that we would use the word “marijuana”, especially in the movies or for speaking with our friends. So you see all these words here? These are very few examples of slang that we use to only talk about marijuana. Let’s go through them. Let’s learn some pronunciation. Probably one of the most common ones is “weed”. So you might hear someone say, “Hey, man. You got some weed?” They mean “marijuana”. We also refer to it as “green” because it’s green. Some people may call it “smoke” because you smoke it. Does this make sense yet? It’s also called “bud” because if you look at a marijuana plant, it’s actually the bud of the plant that grows out the of the leaf. And you have to be careful because if you’re growing marijuana, it’s illegal, and you have to separate the male and the female plants. The male plants we use for hemp, and we can make clothes out of it and hemp seeds. The female plants are actually the plants — thank you, ladies — that produce the sweet, sweet smoke of Mary Jane, marijuana. So there’s “buds”, which makes sense because it’s the babies — are on the female plants. So we call them “buds”.
A word, I think, stolen from Jamaica — yeah, man — is “ganja”. “Ganja” just means “weed”. “Grass” — again, because it’s green. See? We also call it “herb”. “Reefer” — back in the 1960’s in good ole’ United States of America, there’s a very famous movie called “Reefer Madness”. And they were sending out propaganda to people that if you smoked marijuana or if you smoked a little bit of the refer or the green it would make you crazy, and you would want to kill people; you’d probably eat some babies. Probably, if you had a marijuana cigarette at one time, you would probably die. Again, that was propaganda from America.
Just to be funny, some people call it “wacky tabacky”. I think it’s more of a funny one than what we would normally say. “Pot” is another really common word. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s growing in a pot. And somebody might say, “Do you want a toke?” A “toke” means a drag of a joint or a smoke of a joint.
All of these words are just a small amount of slang for the actual drug of marijuana. Now, you actually have to know what to do with the marijuana. I’ve seen some crazy Facebook ads where people say “injecting marijuana”. Guess what, people. You do not inject marijuana. Thank you. If you did that, you would probably die. Don’t try this at home, people. How to do it? We usually smoke it. Now, you can also eat marijuana. You can put it into butter or into oil, and you can get these crazy things called “magic muffins” or “weed cookies”. If you do that, I’m sure they would be very delicious. I don’t know. Or do I?
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