Pot Talk–Words We Use Here

A writer was asking me for terms specific to marijuana growers in the Emerald Triangle.  Here are some of the ones I’ve thought of.  Got any to add?

potstitute–a negative term for a woman who likes to have relationships with wealthy growers

quad-a four wheel motorized open vehicle similar to a motorcycle often used for transportation to and from marijuana gardens

patch–outdoor marijuana garden

The Knights of Toyota–well heeled young growers often indoor

scene–where marijuana is cultivated

trimmer–one who cleans marijuana

manicurist–synonym for trimmer

Humboldt Honey–hippie chick often dressed unconventionally in cotton or hemp clothing and generally with unshaven legs and armpits

Indo –Indoor grown marijuana

diesel dope–marijuana grown off the electric grid with diesel generators

shake–waste leaves, stem, etc of trimmed pot

cabbagy–used to describe a bud that is extremely leafy and usually hard to manicure

salad–mix of different strains etc. usually less desirable

trim–the short sticky leaves removed or “trimmed” from a marijuana bud

headshop–where marijuana paraphernalia can be bought

grower–marijuana farmer

homestead–often used to indicate a small home in the hills where marijuana is often but not always grown

Camo Cowboy–usually an outdoor grower (see this CD)

marijuanaries–a high end business place much like a winery envisioned for some time in the future where different pot strains  will be cultivated and processed much like grapes are now

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  • Camo Cowboy–usually an outdoor grower.. that must be me ..? lmfao

  • Camo Cowboy–usually an outdoor grower.. that must be me ..? lmfao

  • kym ,,i`m laughing so hard , i gotta stEAL SOME OF THIS .. I can`t even type ,i`m laughing so hard ..0uch

  • kym ,,i`m laughing so hard , i gotta stEAL SOME OF THIS .. I can`t even type ,i`m laughing so hard ..0uch

  • pot head pixie,,, thats me,, xx

  • pot head pixie,,, thats me,, xx

  • She asked me, too, and I was surprised at how many I couldn’t come up with, given how many there are. Gonna work on the list…

    Knights Of Toyota is totally ’80s-mid-’90s. Think Dukes Of Diesel now. No one with big money drives a Toyota anymore. I’ve never heard it, but I know Joni Rose wrote a song about the Knights Of Toyota for one of the Pure Schmint plays way back when. I wonder if that’s where the term came from?

    I don’t have an exact definition for “hipneck,” what’s yours?

  • She asked me, too, and I was surprised at how many I couldn’t come up with, given how many there are. Gonna work on the list…

    Knights Of Toyota is totally ’80s-mid-’90s. Think Dukes Of Diesel now. No one with big money drives a Toyota anymore. I’ve never heard it, but I know Joni Rose wrote a song about the Knights Of Toyota for one of the Pure Schmint plays way back when. I wonder if that’s where the term came from?

    I don’t have an exact definition for “hipneck,” what’s yours?

  • larf aka shlarf – the opposite of tops
    tops – the opposite of larf aka shlarf
    the switch, time to switch – plants (seedlings, clones, starts) introduced to a new light/growth cycle, usually in reference to plants in veg going to flower.
    veg – marijuana plant’s initial controled growth period, no buds involved.
    flower – marijuana plants final and budding cycle.
    the borg – spidermites
    big leafing – removing only large fan leaves to accomodate faster bud manicuring.

    …uh…and more.

  • larf aka shlarf – the opposite of tops
    tops – the opposite of larf aka shlarf
    the switch, time to switch – plants (seedlings, clones, starts) introduced to a new light/growth cycle, usually in reference to plants in veg going to flower.
    veg – marijuana plant’s initial controled growth period, no buds involved.
    flower – marijuana plants final and budding cycle.
    the borg – spidermites
    big leafing – removing only large fan leaves to accomodate faster bud manicuring.

    …uh…and more.

  • Don’t give away this info. Write your own story and sell it!

  • Don’t give away this info. Write your own story and sell it!

  • haha, ed…in a way I agree for real. How about a couple from the opposite of local…the national media?

    cartel – mexicans
    drug lord – non-white grower
    patients – declarative smokers
    $1,000,000 worth of marijuana – a few plants
    small cultivation operation – college dorm closet grow
    marijuana processing plant – somebody’s living room during harvest

  • haha, ed…in a way I agree for real. How about a couple from the opposite of local…the national media?

    cartel – mexicans
    drug lord – non-white grower
    patients – declarative smokers
    $1,000,000 worth of marijuana – a few plants
    small cultivation operation – college dorm closet grow
    marijuana processing plant – somebody’s living room during harvest

  • Awesome word collection, Kym. I always appreciate your efforts to document local culture, and in particular the documentation of the origin of words is very near and dear to my heart. I have two contributions:

    “Bud-and-breakfast,” which, like marijuanaries, I have heard mentioned as a possible future business venture. You know, beautiful lodge-like location, a fire in the fireplace, lovely rooms, gorgeous plants outside intercropped with the beautiful kitchen and flower gardens, small-scale informational talks in the parlor from local growers, San Francisco tourists with some cash and curiosity…

    …and…

    “Budtender,” which I’ve heard used in reference the people who work behind the counter in medicinal marijuana dispensaries – although it probably has other local meanings I’m unaware of.

    Fantastic post!

  • Awesome word collection, Kym. I always appreciate your efforts to document local culture, and in particular the documentation of the origin of words is very near and dear to my heart. I have two contributions:

    “Bud-and-breakfast,” which, like marijuanaries, I have heard mentioned as a possible future business venture. You know, beautiful lodge-like location, a fire in the fireplace, lovely rooms, gorgeous plants outside intercropped with the beautiful kitchen and flower gardens, small-scale informational talks in the parlor from local growers, San Francisco tourists with some cash and curiosity…

    …and…

    “Budtender,” which I’ve heard used in reference the people who work behind the counter in medicinal marijuana dispensaries – although it probably has other local meanings I’m unaware of.

    Fantastic post!

  • undisclosed location: same as scene
    schrode : stuff left on table and floor after trimming
    safety meeting: getting everybody together before or during work to “burn one”
    trustafarian: wanna be hippies living off trust funds wearing the costume but not real
    wake-n-bake: coffee and bong hits in the morning (I’m late )
    patch kit: that film can you pass to a friend till they can get more

  • undisclosed location: same as scene
    schrode : stuff left on table and floor after trimming
    safety meeting: getting everybody together before or during work to “burn one”
    trustafarian: wanna be hippies living off trust funds wearing the costume but not real
    wake-n-bake: coffee and bong hits in the morning (I’m late )
    patch kit: that film can you pass to a friend till they can get more

  • also like Weedery = marijuanaries ( sp?)
    business somewhere between a brewery and baskin robins (31 flavors!)

  • also like Weedery = marijuanaries ( sp?)
    business somewhere between a brewery and baskin robins (31 flavors!)

  • haha, patch kit…

    I first heard the term ‘snapper’ in humboldt. A great idea I still practice. Instead of everybody passing around the same bowl in a circle, with somebody inevitably smoking ass, everybody gets their own snapper to cash. Snapper – A small nug enough for one person to get just a few worthy hits before passing an empty bowl to the next person.

    Ass – the inevitable last hit off a bowl, just checking to see if anything worth smoking is left…usually not….or more often: the smashed together results of a desperate attempt to collect anything and everything still flamable stuck to or within a smoking device. The suburbs and the cities are alive with parents, teachers and children alike…all smoking ass right this very second, because they don’t have any weed.

  • haha, patch kit…

    I first heard the term ‘snapper’ in humboldt. A great idea I still practice. Instead of everybody passing around the same bowl in a circle, with somebody inevitably smoking ass, everybody gets their own snapper to cash. Snapper – A small nug enough for one person to get just a few worthy hits before passing an empty bowl to the next person.

    Ass – the inevitable last hit off a bowl, just checking to see if anything worth smoking is left…usually not….or more often: the smashed together results of a desperate attempt to collect anything and everything still flamable stuck to or within a smoking device. The suburbs and the cities are alive with parents, teachers and children alike…all smoking ass right this very second, because they don’t have any weed.

  • Indo –Indoor grown marijuana

    Indo or dosia refers to indonesia. Indo refers to any out of the ordinary weed. This is strictly urban slang and originated well before indoor weed was popular. Indonesia is used in the same way as when Brits called anything exotic “Turkish.”

    Friday when Ice Cube says “you say this is indo but it smell like outdo” is a play on the fact that black folks generally don’t enunciate the “oar” in words like “whore.” DJ Pooh wrote that scripts and other scripts he has made fun of the word “four” being pronounced “fo.”

    “Ins” and “outs” is common distributor slang when talking about multiple pounds of indoor/outdoor.

  • Indo –Indoor grown marijuana

    Indo or dosia refers to indonesia. Indo refers to any out of the ordinary weed. This is strictly urban slang and originated well before indoor weed was popular. Indonesia is used in the same way as when Brits called anything exotic “Turkish.”

    Friday when Ice Cube says “you say this is indo but it smell like outdo” is a play on the fact that black folks generally don’t enunciate the “oar” in words like “whore.” DJ Pooh wrote that scripts and other scripts he has made fun of the word “four” being pronounced “fo.”

    “Ins” and “outs” is common distributor slang when talking about multiple pounds of indoor/outdoor.

  • I’d love to hear linguistic features other than lexicon that locals consider distinctive: grammar, syntax, prosody…you know, some of those features Mr. Nice puts across. A Humboldt Boontling?

    • there’s a relatively new documentary I believe called ‘the long haul’ or something, interviewing long haul truck drivers en route. All the typical accents are within…but during the deleted scenes they interview a driver from Arcata. Before they announced his location, I could hear a distinct difference in the voice, a sort of cross between central california blab and southern oregon drawl. There was such a familiar twang to the voice, immediately after hearing all the others, that it came to my attention even though I wasn’t thinking about how they talked at all. I don’t know what I’d dub the accent, but it’s pretty distinct.

      • …incidentally…in the documentary I just mentioned, the drivers who were in the business from their home local…like the guy in arcata…talked about how the national enterprises were muscling in on their turf, scaling back their pay bigtime and undermining their routes. Chalk up BIG points against widening the freeway through Richardson Grove for the sake of maintaining our local homegrown transportation businesses.

  • I’d love to hear linguistic features other than lexicon that locals consider distinctive: grammar, syntax, prosody…you know, some of those features Mr. Nice puts across. A Humboldt Boontling?

    • there’s a relatively new documentary I believe called ‘the long haul’ or something, interviewing long haul truck drivers en route. All the typical accents are within…but during the deleted scenes they interview a driver from Arcata. Before they announced his location, I could hear a distinct difference in the voice, a sort of cross between central california blab and southern oregon drawl. There was such a familiar twang to the voice, immediately after hearing all the others, that it came to my attention even though I wasn’t thinking about how they talked at all. I don’t know what I’d dub the accent, but it’s pretty distinct.

      • …incidentally…in the documentary I just mentioned, the drivers who were in the business from their home local…like the guy in arcata…talked about how the national enterprises were muscling in on their turf, scaling back their pay bigtime and undermining their routes. Chalk up BIG points against widening the freeway through Richardson Grove for the sake of maintaining our local homegrown transportation businesses.

  • Boontling is hella cool. That area makes me wish I didn’t get flush after too much (2 glasses of) alcohol. They even called me a Bright Lighter… that made me feel so metropolitan.

  • Boontling is hella cool. That area makes me wish I didn’t get flush after too much (2 glasses of) alcohol. They even called me a Bright Lighter… that made me feel so metropolitan.

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  • Cool. Here’s one I learned on this blog: beans for cannabis seeds.

    Un-Named, thanks for the film reference.

  • Cool. Here’s one I learned on this blog: beans for cannabis seeds.

    Un-Named, thanks for the film reference.

  • Cool. Here’s one I learned on this blog: beans for cannabis seeds.

    Gear: a breeder’s line of beans.
    Nanner: stamen as protruding out of hermaphrodite flower buds
    “I germed ten packs of Reservoir gear and none of those girls threw out any nanners”

  • Cool. Here’s one I learned on this blog: beans for cannabis seeds.

    Gear: a breeder’s line of beans.
    Nanner: stamen as protruding out of hermaphrodite flower buds
    “I germed ten packs of Reservoir gear and none of those girls threw out any nanners”

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