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Can someone tell me why marijuana is called pot?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:21 PM

I've never understood this at all:confused:
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

You can grow it in a pot?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

yea y is it called pot? makes no sense lol
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:27 PM

"The nickname Pot comes from the Spanish word Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves. It’s a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s."
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:28 PM

"The nickname Pot comes from the Spanish word Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves. It’s a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s."


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:28 PM

"The nickname Pot comes from the Spanish word Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves. It’s a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s."


Thanks for the newsflash Tom Brokaw!

jk, I didn't know that until now. :smoke:
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:28 PM

"The nickname Pot comes from the Spanish word Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves. It’s a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s."


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:02 PM

"The nickname Pot comes from the Spanish word Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves. It’s a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s."

Okay thanks. /thread:cool:

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:08 PM

I feel enlightened

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:12 PM

I feel enlightened

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:13 PM

The real questions is why is pot called marijuana? Marijuana is a term put out by the Reefer Madness Craze to scare Americans into making their beloved Indian Hemp/pot/cannabis illegal. It was a crazy new Devil Plant all those Evil Wetbacks were bringing into America to destroy our youth! It most certainly was not hemp, the plant that in all actuality made America.
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:21 PM

The real questions is why is pot called marijuana? Marijuana is a term put out by the Reefer Madness Craze to scare Americans into making their beloved Indian Hemp/pot/cannabis illegal. It was a crazy new Devil Plant all those Evil Wetbacks were bringing into America to destroy our youth! It most certainly was not hemp, the plant that in all actuality made America.


No. Marijuana was a word for cannabis used in Mexico long before the reefer madness craze.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

No. Marijuana was a word for cannabis used in Mexico long before the reefer madness craze.


It was used by very few people in comparison to any of the others, in fact it was very far from common. That's why it worked.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:24 PM

Pot AND marijuana were Spanish/Mexican words made up to sound scary right before prohibition started. Everyone back then knew what cannabis and hemp was, but since they used different words, it became a classic case of fear of the unknown.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

"The nickname Pot comes from the Spanish word Potiguaya, which means Marijuana Leaves. It’s a Mexican-Spanish word that is a contraction of potación de guaya, which referred to an alcoholic drink made of marijuana leaves soaked in Brandy or Wine. The name became popular in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s."


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

And the point that he has neutral rep dsnt help... lol hey atleast I did learn something from an old thread

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

i smoke pot

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:43 AM

Thought it was because your parents flushed it down the pot
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

So I have to be that guy who says its grown in a pot hence "pot"




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