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Why marijuana?

Discussion in 'Seasoned Marijuana Users' started by tstick, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Semi-serious question....Does anyone know the origins of how that particular Hispanic woman's name came to represent the cannabis plant? Was it a smuggler's code word? Why not "Ramona" or "Juanita" or "Agnes" or "Shaniqua"?

     
  2. back in the day there was a bitch named mary who discovered pot.... she loved it so much she went insane smoking dope around the kingdom, so the king declared it Illegal and named it "marijuana" for "mary wants ta" smoke some fire dope. 
     
  3. I like the idea that 'marijuana' or 'marihuana' comes from being similar to the old spanish word 'mejorana' for oregano herbs. Also it's supposedly got links to some Chinese words, which would make sense I guess since some of the earliest evidence of cannabis use comes from there.
     
    Found this which talks about it....if your up for a read.
    http://www.sino-platonic.org/complete/spp153_marijuana.pdf
     

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