Names for Weed – A Quick Rundown
Worried that one of your loved ones (family member or friend) might be using too much marijuana? Well, given that over 94 million people in the US use this drug, there is plenty of reason for concern. And the easiest way to tell if someone is getting too involved with marijuana is to see if they use common weed names and slang.
Why? Because marijuana has an entire subculture dedicated to it. And if someone is a part of that subculture, they are most likely using marijuana too. Not to mention that the drug is extremely popular – so popular, in fact, that there most likely isn’t another drug with as many nicknames as marijuana.
Now, do keep in mind the list of weed names is virtually endless. That’s because marijuana users come up with new names for weed on a regular basis.
Still, we did our best in collecting relevant info on the most common weed names out there. And if you hear a loved one mentioning these words, they are most likely using marijuana, or – at the very least – they are planning on using it.
To make everything easier for you, we will divide the list into street names, cultural names, and geographical names.
Street Names for Weed
These are the names you are most likely to hear a loved one referring to if they use/plan on using marijuana:
- Mary Jane
Like we said, these names are ever-changing, but these ones are the most popular street names for weed out there, so it’s likely that you might hear someone who abuses marijuana use them.
Cultural Weed Names
Do keep in mind that marijuana has been used by numerous cultures for hundreds of years. And those cultural weed names have gotten very popular within the marijuana subculture community.
Here are the most common ones:
- “Dagga” – The term comes from South Africa.
- “Mota” – This is a Spanish term for marijuana.
- “Ganja” – A very popular Jamaican term.
- “Pakalolo” – A term Hawaiians use to refer to marijuana.
- “Kif” – A term for marijuana originating from North Africa.
Geographical Names for Weed
Lastly, we should also mention that marijuana can have nicknames which refer to the geographic location where the drug originates from.
So, these are the ones you’re most likely to hear:
- Texas Tea
- Acapulco Gold
- Maui Wowie
- Black Russian
- Panama Gold
- Thai stick
Are Weed Names Enough to Tell If Someone Is Using Marijuana?
Most of the time, hearing a loved one use names for weed and marijuana-related slang is a good indicator they are either planning on using marijuana, or that they are already users.
However, that’s not the only info you can rely on. Here are some tell-tale signs that someone is using marijuana:
- An Increased Appetite
- Severe Disorientation
- Dry Mouth
- Red Eyes
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Elevated Heart Rate
- A Fixation on Visual/Audio/Taste Stimuli
- Trouble Focusing
- Trouble Remembering Things
- Slow Reaction Times
Is Marijuana Use Really That Worrying?
Unfortunately, it is. No matter how much many people would want to have you believe that marijuana is a worry-free drug that doesn’t impact one’s health, it simply isn’t true. There are in fact numerous health complications and side effects that are caused by prolonged marijuana use.
To make a long story short, here are the kinds of health issues one can develop if they use marijuana for too long:
- Increased Risk of Respiratory Problems
- Increased Risk of Lung Cancer
- Impaired Judgment and Cognition
- A Decrease in Sperm Count and Testosterone
- Increased Prolactin Levels in Women
- Immunity Suppression
- Psychosis, or an Early Onset of Psychosis
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Persistent Red Eyes
That doesn’t sound harmless, right?
Well, there’s more. See, if someone uses marijuana for too long, their body and brain will eventually get used to the chemicals found in the drug. As a result, if they stop using marijuana afterwards, withdrawal symptoms will kick in:
- Constant Yawning
- Intense Anxiety
In some cases, the addiction can get so bad that the user also experiences anger, anorexia, weight loss, irritability, and strange, disturbing dreams during withdrawal.
What’s more, the symptoms can vary in intensity depending on a couple of factors:
- How long one has been using marijuana.
- How often one uses marijuana.
- If there is a history of drug abuse in the family.
- What amount of marijuana is used.
- If marijuana is used alongside other drugs, or alcohol.
True, the withdrawal symptoms don’t sound as bad as what one might experience with other drugs – and even alcohol. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t take their toll on someone who is trying to quit using marijuana, for instance.
In fact, the mix of withdrawal symptoms, health complications, and side effects make it quite difficult for anyone who has been using marijuana for a long time to quit the habit. It’s why so many people who struggle with marijuana abuse end up turning to detox facilities for help.
Sure, one can argue that they can quit on their own, but the results are rarely pleasant. That’s because the psychological withdrawal symptoms and health complications will eventually compel the addict to start using marijuana again.
But if a marijuana abuse victim relies on rehab centers for help instead, they can truly overcome their addiction. That’s because these facilities offer various benefits that can guarantee a complete detox:
- Mental Care Services
- Proper Counseling and Therapy
- Medical Assistance
- Medical Supervision
- A Fully Sober Environment
Just keep in mind that, in such a situation, it’s vital to choose the right detox center there is – nothing less will do!
After all, your loved deserves the best, right?
Normally, that would mean doing tiresome research that could take up to a few hours – at the very least.
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As you’ve already seen, we know everything there is to know about names for weed, as well as marijuana abuse in general. Thus, we’re more than capable to offer your loved one the assistance they need to overcome this addiction.
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Also, our services will surely vouch for our claims:
- Medically-Assisted Detox – Marijuana withdrawal symptoms might not be too severe, but they can still be annoying and distracting, thus complicating a patient’s recovery. Well, our medical experts will ensure your loved one won’t experience any symptoms at all.
- 24/7 Nursing Care – Our staff works round-the-clock to make sure that every single one of our patients’ needs is met. Plus, this way, you get to enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved one is properly being cared for.
- Personalized Detox Treatments – We employ recovery experts who are capable of analyzing every bit of info our patients provide to design a personalized rehab program just for them.
- Travel Assistance – Don’t worry; we can handle the transport on you and your loved one’s behalf. We can even make it possible for them to travel alongside a sober companion if it’s necessary.
What’s more, all our patients get to choose between our quality inpatient services and flexible outpatient rehab programs.
Our Inpatient Facilities
If your loved one’s marijuana addiction is too severe (especially from a psychological point of view) it’s in their best interest to get prolonged residential detox, so that they can fully regain control of their life.
Well, they will surely receive all the help they could get at our luxurious, spacious, and very welcoming residential detox centers. Our facilities are located in exclusive, beautiful, and quiet areas in Corona and Hollywood.
Not only that, but all our patients also get to enjoy wonderful services and amenities:
- Chef-Prepared Gourmet Meals
- One-on-One Counseling
- Group Therapy Sessions
- A Quality Aftercare Program
- Private/Semi-Private Rooms
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- An Overall Relaxing Atmosphere
Our Outpatient Treatment Options
In case your loved one’s marijuana abuse isn’t so serious, they can get the assistance they need without having to spend all their day within a rehab center. That’s because we offer intensive outpatient programs that will help them overcome their addiction in a healthy, emotionally-secure, and friendly environment.
During our outpatient rehab sessions, patients manage to learn about their addiction, as we offer educational courses that address everything from weed names and the root of addiction to relapse prevention and having a healthy relationship while sober.
Furthermore, our outpatient programs also offer access to quality services and amenities:
- Equine/Art/Music Therapy
- Drum Circles
- Wellness Groups
- Excellent Culinary Services
- Yoga, Tai-Chi, or Qi-Gong
Lastly, we should also mention that we made sure our outpatient treatments are extremely flexible as well. That’s exactly why we offer 2 types of programs:
- The Day Program – Your loved one can rely on our support Monday through Friday, from 10AM to 4PM.
- The Night Program – For more career-oriented or just busy patients, we offer rehab sessions every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6PM to 9PM.
As for our outpatient facilities, we currently have 5 detox centers located in vibrant cities throughout the country:
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We are available 24/7, and our recovery experts are more than happy to offer you and your loved one the assistance and care you deserve.
What’s more, we also make sure that every phone call we receive is 100% confidential, so our patients’ privacy is never in danger. We also don’t keep any insurance records and credit cards on file.
Speaking of insurance records, most of the time, our patients’ rehab costs are covered by their insurance provider. Our specialists will analyze your loved one’s financial info to see if that’s possible in their case too.
If it isn’t, we also offer inclusive financial assistance programs and budget-friendly private payment plans.
As for our fees, they are billed monthly, but we can also accommodate bi-weekly payments too.
Lastly, we should mention that our patients don’t have to deal with any waitlists at all. In fact, they are generally able to start their recovery within 24 hours of calling us!
So, call 8885376671 or contact us online if you hear your loved one mentioning names for weed too often, and you fear they might be addicted to the drug. We will provide you with all the info you need, as well as offer assistance with an intervention if necessary.