Jazz Cabbage

What is jazz cabbage?


Jazz cabbage is a nickname for "cannabis," a plant used to make the marijuana drug. The psychoactive drug gets people "high," and may be used for recreational or medicinal purposes.

Where did jazz cabbage come from?

The origins of the nickname are unclear, but some believe that it comes from jazz musicians in the 1940s who enjoyed smoking cannabis. Since the plant looks similar to lettuce, the term was coined by combining "jazz" and "lettuce."

The nickname was initially popular in the mid-20th century but then fell out of favor. However, it has since made a comeback in the 2010s with people trying to replace terms like "marijuana" and "weed" that have negative connotations.

Other nicknames for cannabis

There are many nicknames that teenagers and adults have given cannabis over the years. Some prominent ones include marijuana, pot, weed, grass, Mary Jane, tree, and dank.


You got any of that jazz cabbage left? I need some for this weekend

When you get busted with that jazz cabbage

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Updated April 20, 2021

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