What kind of drug is grass?


Grass is a popular nickname for "cannabis," which is a plant used to create the drug commonly referred to as "marijuana." The drug may be used for recreational or medicinal purposes, and typically affects a person's nervous system, which is colloquially known as getting "high."

The "grass" nickname comes from hippie culture in the 1960s. Due to its poorer quality, cannabis often resembled grass clippings, leading many hippies to refer to it as grass.

The nickname has persisted today as one of the most common names for cannabis. Teenagers and adults may use the term, along with other options, such as pot, weed, Mary Jane, tree, jazz cabbage, and dank.


I'm in desperate need of some grass, my man. Can you hook me up?
Tweet on 4/20 about smoking grass
Tweet on 4/20 about smoking grass

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Updated April 20, 2021

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