Type: Terms

Weed is a common slang term for cannabis. Specifically, weed refers to the smokable part of cannabis, the bud or flower, that contains THC.

For many, weed is the preferred term for people who like to smoke recreationally, to get high.

Visit Hollyweed prefers the term weed as part of our style guide. The reason we prefer weed over terms like cannabis, pot, or marijuana, is that it is a term that comes organically from California subcultures and communities, rather than a term pushed by the state or by mainstream U.S. culture.