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100+ Nicknames for Potheads and Stoners

Are you a canabisseur? If so, take a look through this crazy list of stoner names.

It’s no secret that cannabis/marijuana/weed (or whatever you call it) has a lot of nicknames. But there are also a few nicknames for those who enjoy the wacky backy.

We’ve compiled a huge list of over stoner names for those partial to a joint or two. This list of pothead nicknames contains some classy stoner nicknames, some famous stoner nicknames, and a few foreign stoner names, too.

Classy Stoner Nicknames

For those who smoke but are looking for a list of classier stoner nicknames than the classics, look no further than this list below.

  1. Cannabisseur – Like a connoisseur, only better.
  2. Chiefer – Someone who is the chief of the reefer.
  3. Herbalist – For a lover of the green stuff.
  4. Herbivore – A plant eater, or a plant smoker, in this case.
  5. Space Cowboy – When getting as high as space, a true smoker runs the game like a cowboy.
  6. High Flyer – This isn’t only a term for those top students, a joint can give you this title too.
  7. Rasta Man – Derived from Rastafarian.
  8. Enlightened – Some say weed is for stupid people, others say those who smoke are enlightened.
  9. Space Cadet – A cadet is someone training to be an officer but in this case the nickname suits a newcomer with less experience smoking weed.
  10. Caramelized Ginger – This is a name for a classy ginger-haired smoker, caramelized in marijuana.
  11. Ganjapreneur – Someone still in education but making a ton of money on the side from their hustle selling ganja.
  12. Ganja man – A popular stoner name.
  13. Ganja Planter – A popular stoner nickname.
  14. Weedpreneur – Similar to a Ganjapreneur but not quite as successful.
  15. Spliff Queen – She is the queen of rolling spliffs.

Method Based Stoner Nicknames

Taking it back to basics, there are a few simpler names for stoners based on the act of smoking weed itself. The following nicknames are all method-based.

  1. Smoker – A pretty self-explanatory nickname as someone who smokes anything is referred to as a smoker.
  2. Blower – From the act of blowing out smoke from a joint of weed.
  3. Roller – A roller is someone who rolls a joint.
  4. Zooie – A name given to someone in possession of a joint of weed.
  5. Flyer – Head in the clouds, this is a nickname for a happy smoker.
  6. Puffer – An occasional smoker, someone who doesn’t inhale too much.
  7. Blaster – For that friend who blasts through every joint.
  8. Bong Buddy – A funny nickname for a stoner who loves his bong.

Classic Stoner Nicknames

While the newer nicknames can be interesting and funny, you might want to go back to classic and well-known nicknames for people who enjoy a smoke.

Let’s take a look at a few of those now.

  1. Mary Jane – One of the most classic names for marijuana.
  2. Ganja – Another classic, this comes from the name of the Ganges River that flows through India.
  3. Weedhead – A nickname for someone who smokes a lot of weed.
  4. Junkie – Someone known for smoking as well as a getting high off some other drugs.
  5. Doper – Coming from the alternative name for marijuana, dope.
  6. Weedie – The dealer of the group, this is a name for the one who’s always got a stash.
  7. Potthead – Classic. The regular smoker who is a little retro.
  8. Red Eye – Coming from a red-eye flight, this guy smokes all night.
  9. Hippie – Loved up on ganja with flowers in their hair.
  10. Air Head – The stoner equivalent of a “dumb blonde.”
  11. HRH – His Royal Highness.
  12. Bush Doctor – By Peter Tosh.

Funny Stoner Nicknames

From “ganja glutton” to “bong breath,” you won’t need to be smoking to laugh at these funny stoner names.

  1. Ganja Glutton – A glutton is someone greedy who loves to indulge their vices. This nickname is for the greediest guy with the joint.
  2. Reefer Chiefer – A chief of marijuana, this name is derived from the movie ‘Reefer Madness.’
  3. Purple Monkey Balls – The name for a particular strain of marijuana, guaranteed to make your friends laugh.
  4. Spleef Bongtoker – Derived from the words “spliff” meaning a joint of weed and “bong,” a set-up used to smoke cannabis.
  5. Weed Mower – This is for a smoker who mows through weed faster than a lawn mower mows through a field, we all know one.
  6. Iron Lungs – Frequent smokers must develop lungs of iron for the amount some of them can smoke in one go.
  7. Smokie McPot – A Scottish derived nickname for stoners.
  8. Lettucehead – For the moment when your head flops after a strong joint, e., like a lettuce.
  9. Grass Taster – Someone who has their own hydroponic factory, testing the weed as they go.
  10. Bong Breath – That one’s pretty self-explanatory, right?
  11. Asparagus – One of the weirdest slang names for marijuana, this one is for the vegan smoker of the group.
  12. Fatty Fan – Someone who smoked too much which resulted in eating too much because of the munchies.
  13. Burger Boy – Burger is a name for poor quality cannabis, so this name is for the lad lowest on cash buying the cheapest weed around.
  14. Roacher – The one who lights up last night’s roach in the morning. Roach meaning the very end of the joint.

Stoner Nicknames for Guys

There have probably been thousands of nicknames for guy stoners invented over the years. But not all of these have lasted. Here are some of the most popular stoner nicknames which have stood the test of time.

  1. Bob – The name of the infamous Bob Marley.
  2. Marley – The surname of Bob Marley, great for a stoner guy.
  3. Damien – Inspired by one of Bob Marley’s sons.
  4. Baker – A name for someone who smokes marijuana
  5. Ziggy – This nickname comes from another son of Bob Marley.
  6. Bud – The best part of your marijuana also makes a good nickname for a guy.
  7. Blaze – Just so you can say it’s time to “blaze with Blaze.”
  8. Jerry – Inspired by the American Singer/Songwriter, Jerry Garcia.
  9. Ace – Not the ace of cards but another name for a joint, or a guy.
  10. Jack – Short for Jack The Ripper as “rip” is a slang word for cannabis.
  11. Fela – The legendary Afrobeats Ganja Man.

Stoner Names for Girls

A little less conspicuous, we have a great list of names for girls who love a smoke now and again.

  1. Marley – The surname of the one and only Bob Marley.
  2. Cedella – A girls name inspired by a daughter of Bob Marley
  3. Makeda – The unique name of one of Bob Marley’s daughters. Also a good nickname for a stoner girl.
  4. Janis – Inspired by the 70s singer, Janis Joplin.
  5. Mae – A character from the movie ‘Reefer Madness’ which uncovers the effects of marijuana on teens.
  6. Nancy – Remember the pot-dealing mom from the TV show ‘Weeds’?
  7. Gaia – This is the name of the Goddess of Earth, responsible for all things growing, including weed.
  8. Sativa – An uplifting strand of marijuana also makes for a gentle girls name.
  9. Tommy’s Girl – Tommy is slang for marijuana so a girl who smokes could be Tommy’s Girl.

Famous Stoner Nicknames

Some of the most successful names in history have openly been partial to smoking marijuana. From a former US President to one of history’s oldest playwrights, these nicknames for stoners all come from famous people.

  1. Barack – Barack Obama claims to have smoked frequently when he was younger.
  2. Jay Z – He actually said weed helped him to finish ‘Izzo.’
  3. Lady Gaga – Gaga says she smokes a lot of weed to write her music which, as we know, has been a huge
  4. Bob Marley – Well, of course.
  5. Morgan Freeman – This actor is known for saying “never give up the Ganja.”
  6. Abraham Lincoln – Aside from his Hohner harmonica, his other favorite thing was said to be marijuana.
  7. Snoop Dog – Enough said.
  8. Jennifer Aniston – The ‘Friends’ actress is partial to a smoke or two
  9. Johnny Depp – Seems a number of actors and actresses are successful as stoners too.
  10. Shakespeare – Traces of cannabis were found in clay pipes in the garden of William Shakespeare himself, dating back to the 17th century
  11. I.Am – The singer/songwriter known for his dope ring.

Old-School Movie Stoner Nicknames

Throughout history, there’s been proof that weed and stoners are not a modern phenomenon. In fact, the first joint was said to be smoked around the 3rd millennium BC.

While these movie nicknames for stoners don’t date that far back, they do have some serious old-school appeal.

  1. Cheech and Chong – From the movie ‘Up In Smoke’ released way back in 1978.
  2. The Dude – From ‘The Big Lebowski.’
  3. Jay and Silent Bob – Two stoners from ‘Clerks.’
  4. Ron Slater – From the classic ‘Dazed and Confused.’
  5. Smokey – From ‘Friday,’ he was played by Chris Tucker.
  6. Brian Johnson – The well-known stoner badass from ‘The Breakfast Club.’
  7. George Hanson – For his stoner monologue in ‘Easy Rider.’
  8. Lester Burnham – He picks up smoking pot after deciding to live like a teenager again in ‘American Beauty.’
  9. Carl the Gardner – Simply the stoner who blows up the golf course in ‘Caddyshack.’
  10. Jeff Spicoli – The original surfer dude, now stoner, in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High.’

Foreign Stoner Nicknames

Weed is indigenous to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, but it is now widely smoked around the world. Here are some of the most common names for stoners in other lands and languages.

  1. Sprangas – This is the name for stoners in Trinidad.
  2. Kiffer – Derived from ‘kif’ which comes from Arabic meaning ‘hashish.’ Kiffer can be used for someone who smokes weed.
  3. Hierbero – A Spanish name for someone involved in weed culture.
  4. Juanita – This is slang for marijuana that comes from Mexico, it also works as a nickname for a stoner.
  5. Indo – The name for a specific blend of Indonesian weed
  6. Kaya – Slang for marijuana of African origin, this can be a nickname for a smoker.
  7. Fagbo – “Igbo” is the term used for weed in Yoruba language (Nigeria), so Fagbo means Weed smoker.

Animal-Inspire Nicknames for Potheads

As if some of these nicknames for stoners haven’t been strange enough, we’ve collected a few based on animals… don’t ask!

  1. Weedasaurus Rex – Tyrannosaurus Rexess were not herbivores, but it’s possible their diet included some cannabis plant here and there…
  2. Bong Rat – From a bong used to smoke marijuana, this is a name for someone who constantly smokes weed.
  3. Blastasaurus Rex – Inspired by blasting up a joint, or lighting a spliff, this is a name for someone who smokes a lot of marijuana.
  4. Roo – The name for a baby kangaroo, one puff and this person is bouncing around for hours.
  5. Sloth – The absolute opposite of a Roo!
  6. Laughing Hyena – The effects of weed are different on different people, for some it changes them into a laughing hyena.
  7. Flame Broiled Chicken – Flame broiled is a term for being high, and chicken for a lightweight smoker.
  8. Hash Puppy – Like the shoe brand but more fun.

So there you have it, a huge list of nicknames for potheads and stoners.

Now it’s your turn to add a few stoner names to this list.

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Marijuana Street Names and Nicknames

Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. The primary psychoactive component of marijuana—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC—is thought to have evolved as a botanical self-defense chemical and is present in a subset of the hemp family of plants. 1,2,3 Plant materials from these particular plants, rich in THC, are commonly dried and then smoked. 4

Marijuana has, in more recent years, been the center of controversy because of its use as a medicinal agent. 1,4,5 Though marijuana remains an illicit substance under federal law and has yet to receive any official governmental endorsement as a medicinal drug, various compounds in the plant are actively being researched for their therapeutic benefits and could one day prove useful for treating certain symptoms and illnesses. 3 The push to legalize marijuana has also gained traction throughout the United States and many states have already legalized use either medically or recreationally.

With widely reported therapeutic uses for a number of ailments, marijuana is perceived by many as harmless. However, marijuana use can impact one’s perception and judgment. Persistent and heavy use can also contribute, over time, to various social problems. 2

Street Names

This list is not all-inclusive, and the names for marijuana are ever-changing.

Here are some common terms for marijuana, with some more familiar than others: 3,4

  • Pot.
  • Weed.
  • Grass.
  • 420.
  • Ganga.
  • Dope.
  • Herb.
  • Joint.
  • Blunt.
  • Cannabis.
  • Reefer.
  • Mary Jane.
  • Buds.
  • Stinkweed.
  • Nuggets.
  • Chronic.
  • Tobacco.
  • Hay.
  • Rope.
  • Gangster.
  • Skunk.
  • Boom.
  • Blaze.
    • Ashes.
    • Block.
    • Boo.
    • Broccoli.
    • Burrito.
    • Burnie.
    • Charge.

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Geographic Street Names

Several street names and nicknames for marijuana are tied to the various countries or geographic regions from which the product was originally cultivated or sourced. These names include:

  • Acapulco Gold.
  • Panama Gold.
  • Black Russian.
  • Texas Tea.
  • Indo.
  • Maui Wowie.
  • Thai stick.
  • Mexican.
  • Colombo.

Cultural Terms

There are also cultural terms for marijuana that vary throughout distinct geographic regions. For example, marijuana is called “dagga” in South Africa. North Africans call the drug “kif.” In Jamaica, it is called “ganja.” The Spanish term is “mota” and the Hawaiian name for marijuana is “pakalolo.”

Other Signs of Use

Hearing your loved one use any of these nicknames may alert you to the possibility that he or she may be using marijuana. If you suspect your loved one may be using marijuana, you might also recognize in them certain signs and symptoms of marijuana use: 2,3,4

  • Paranoia.
  • Disorientation.
  • Preoccupation with visual, taste and audio stimuli.
  • Trouble with memory and ability to focus.
  • Slower reaction times.
  • Increased appetite.
  • Red eyes.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Elevated blood pressure and heart rate.

Health Effects

As much as regular users would like to think that weed is an entirely harmless drug, it really is not. Marijuana use has not only been linked with a significant number of short-term psychosocial problems—including problems with school, work, family, friends, and the law—but is also associated with several longer-term medical and mental health risks: 1,2,4

  • Problems with brain development. When people begin using marijuana when they are young, the drug may reduce memory, attention, and learning functions and affect how the brain constructs links between the areas in the brain that are necessary for those functions. The effect on these abilities may last a long time or even be permanent.
  • Respiratory problems. Marijuana smoke irritates the lungs and can cause the same breathing problems as those experienced by tobacco smokers, including regular coughing, more frequent lung illness, and a higher chance of lung infections.
  • Problems with child development during and after pregnancy.
  • Increased mental health problems risk. Frequent use and high-dosage use may cause disorientation or disagreeable thoughts or feelings of anxiety and paranoia. Marijuana users are also more likely to develop temporary psychosis and long-lasting mental disorders, including schizophrenia.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Although many proponents of marijuana use may disagree or downplay the problematic potential, for some people marijuana use may become progressively compulsive and contribute to the development of a substance use disorder, or addiction. 1-4 In addition, marijuana use is associated with physical dependemce and an associated withdrawal syndrome. In other words, many people who use marijuana for a long period of time are at risk of experiencing certain certain withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly quit or cut back.

These symptoms are often uncomfortable and can compel continued use to keep them at bay. Common symptoms of marijuana withdrawal include: 2,3,4

  • Anxiety.
  • Irritability.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Cravings.
  • Decreased appetite. 11

Other less common withdrawal symptoms include anger, irritability, anorexia, weight loss and strange dreams. 12

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Marijuana addiction treatment often begins with detox for supportive withdrawal management followed by behavioral therapy and additional recovery work. Although many people perceive weed as harmless, chronic and compulsive use may be associated with a number of problematic mental and social effects. Professional substance rehabilitation programs can help people begin to recover before such negative consequences begin to mount.

Luxury and executive marijuana rehab centers are known for offering addiction treatment in addition to many high-end luxuries, making your recovery process much more comfortable. If you can’t afford luxury or executive rehab treatment, however, there is always traditional rehab treatment—which offers the same quality addiction care but without the extra amenities or price tag.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Marijuana and Public Health.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Marijuana.
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens. (2019). Marijuana.
  4. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2019). MedlinePlus: Marijuana.
  5. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine.

About the Editor

Kindra Sclar, M.A.

Kindra Sclar is a Senior Web Content Editor for American Addiction Centers. Before joining the company, she worked for more than 8 years as a print and web editor for several print and online publishers. Kindra has worked on content…

About the Editor

Kindra Sclar, M.A.

Kindra Sclar is a Senior Web Content Editor for American Addiction Centers. Before joining the company, she worked for more than 8 years as a print and web editor for several print and online publishers. Kindra has worked on content…

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