Discussion in 'Cannabis and Marijuana' started by TrippinBTM, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Why do we call marijuana "pot"? I can't figure out where that came from...
  2. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    I've wondered that myself, and have never found a reasonable explanation. :)

    Anyone out there got the story here?
  3. TheJolta

    TheJolta Member

    The only idea I can think of is the obvious one... that since people use pots to grow bud they decided to nickname it pot :-/
  4. EllisDTripp

    EllisDTripp Green Secessionist

    The name has been around since long before indoor cultivation became popular, AFAIK.
  5. thumontico

    thumontico Member

    Etymology: perhaps modification of Mexican Spanish potiguaya
  6. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    whats 'potiguaya'?
  7. thumontico

    thumontico Member

    I don't know. I looked on all of the online translators, came up with 'no matches'
  8. Hmmm constant mystery plaguing the marijuana smoking world.
  9. snelio37

    snelio37 Member

    dammit. now i;'m going to think about this all night.
  10. hahaha yeah this one is gonna bug me..
  11. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

    My bio teacher used to tell us it was because it stinks like a toilet, but I like the smell and I think he was bullshitting us.

    I kave no clue why, but it'll be bugging me now, too.

  12. Rasheeke

    Rasheeke Member

    Marijuana isn't even the proper term. It was slang for cannabis, used by the mexicans. I remmber reading about that on erowid, but i forget what it was slang for. Something about soldiers, and stuff, cuz it had to do with alamo. This is a damn good question though, i think i was thinking about it earlier today. This is diffentatly going to bother me later on.
  13. rhasta.penguin

    rhasta.penguin No more hippy...ugh

    i dont know either...but does any one remember that one songcalled "pass the duchi"? (dont know how to spell duchi.)

    the song was really suppose to mean "pass the joint" or something, but they had to change it to "duchi" as in a cooking pot to feed people around you.

    i wish someone really knew the answer, its been bugging me for a few years now...
  14. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Marijuana was used to describe the flowering tops of the cannabis plant, it's a religious thing, for Mary and John (in spanish, Juan). Mary and John were the only two people to stand by Jesus while he hung on the cross, just as marijuana stands by the poor, working class, downbeaten man in his hard times. Seriously.

    By the way, marijuana is the proper term for describing the drug; it's used in legal documents as such.
  15. Rasheeke

    Rasheeke Member

    Fuck man.... thats good, i like it.
  16. woah! thats cool...i never would have guessed the term was religious! as for the original question, sorry, i have no idea. ive never liked to term pot. or weed, they seem to have been taken over by the government...i also dont like the term stoned...and i think there was a post on that a while ago, it made sense...we shouldnt use the same term used to describe getting killed by stones to describe such an amazing experience!

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