Where did Marijuana Come From?

Discussion in 'Cannabis and Marijuana' started by NatureFreak412, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. NatureFreak412

    NatureFreak412 Art of Balance

    anyone know where the name Marijuana came from, I know its spanish for english mary Jane or something, was 2 spaniards sitting around tokin and one said "man this whore Mary Jane is so good"(talking about a whore he had been with), and the other spaniard thought he was talking about dope and it just spread, I dunno if thats the case but its possible.
  2. maryjaneguitargurl

    maryjaneguitargurl I am just like you.

    i think it was in the bible.............ahah lol jk

  3. marquee

    marquee Member

    something tells me thats not where it came from. in fact, its probably not a very good story at all. my guess is that it has some latin root like most words in the english language and the pronounciation has developed over the years to what it is today.
  4. DarkLunacy

    DarkLunacy Senior Member

    Dude... Where did trees come from? Its nature. Its like it always has been. Its been there. Cannibas Sativa
  5. Spiral Sea

    Spiral Sea Member

    hey Darklunacy,put that bong away for a second and read the question :p ;)

    the origin of the name comes from Mexico but i doubt it had anything to do with a whore...they probably didn't even use english names in mexico at the time they came up with the name for the plant :rolleyes:
  6. GuySmiley

    GuySmiley Member

    You are all a little off....hehehehehehehe!!!!!! It's origins date back over 3,000 years ago, coming from Asia. It was used medicinally, most of the time, and was also used in sacred ceremonies. It has been found in certain passages of the bible that Jesus used cannabis based annoiting oils. You can read more about it at this web site....:

  7. Paz

    Paz Member

    marijuana is not spanish for mary jane but (i'm not totally sure, exept for the whole spanish part, I know spanish) I think people call it mary jane because in spanish Maria Juana is the equivilent of Mary Jane in english. I know that it is the spanish translation of the namebut not sure if thats why they call pot Mary Jane. I'm gonna shut-up now thinking in two languages is hard while stoned
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  9. GuySmiley

    GuySmiley Member

  10. Micro

    Micro Member

  11. garf12

    garf12 Member

    people people read the question. He isnt asking where marijuana the plant came from. He is asking where did the WORD come from. How/when did the word start to be used.
  12. geckopelli

    geckopelli Senior Member

    I never heard any hispanic dopers call it marijuana. It was always Mota or Miramba.

    But my Dad told me that the chicanos in LA in the 40's called it marijuana.
  13. Micro

    Micro Member

    I heard on access tv that it came from La Cucaracha.

    La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
    Ya no puede caminar;
    Porque no tiene, porque le falta
    Marijuana que fumar.

    Ya murio la cucaracha,
    Ya la llevan a enterrar,
    Entre cuatro zopilotes
    Y un raton de sacristan.

    Con las barbas de Carranza,
    Voy a hacer una toquilla,
    Pa' ponersela al sombrero
    De su padre Pancho Villa.

    Un panadero fue a misa,
    No encontrando que rezar,
    Le pidio a la Virgen pura,
    Marijuana pa' fumar.

    Una cosa me da risa:
    Pancho Villa sin camisa;
    Ya se van los carrancistas
    Porque vienen los villistas.

    Para sarapes, Saltillo;
    Chihuahua para soldados;
    Para mujeres, Jalisco;
    Para amar, toditos lados.
  14. geckopelli

    geckopelli Senior Member

    That's true.

    The Cukaraches(sp) are the mexican foot soldiers.

    In the song, there in such bad shape, they don't even have any "marijuana what smokes".

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