Glossary of terms associated with smoking and 4:20 culture
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (sometimes known as the ALCP) is a small political party in New Zealand (Aotearoa). It is dedicated to removing or reducing restrictions on the use of cannabis and similar substances. The ALCP describes current legislation on cannabis as being "oppressive", and says that users of cannabis are subject to "persecution". It compares laws against cannabis to the historic prohibition of alcohol. Under New Zealand's Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, cannabis is classed as a Class C drug.
The number 420 (pronounced four-twenty) is a euphemism for cannabis and its associated culture. The exact origin of the term is known by police officers as the numerical code meant to indicate a group, or individuals in the act of consuming cannabis by any method I.E. Smoke. 420 is just the character for all things related to marijuana. For example, 420 pipes are known as a glass pipe for smoking marijuana, similarly 420 bongs, 420 accessories, etc...
Amanita muscaria is a basidiomycete mushroom of the genus Amanita. A. muscaria var. muscaria, var. flavivolvata, and var. formosa are commonly called fly agaric (less often fly mushroom) or toadstool. Variety muscaria is a classic psychedelic mushroom. Fully grown, the cap is usually around 12 cm in diameter (up to 30 cm) with a distinctive blood-red color (crimson, fading to yellow with age), scattered with white to yellow, removable flecks...
Bhang is a derivative of the leaf and flower of a female cannabis plant. It is used for making beverages and sometimes is smoked. Certain erotic drawings from the Mughal period of India depict a couple copulating while smoking bhang to enhance their enjoyment.
Bhang Thandai is a drink popular in many parts of India which is made by mixing bhang with a paste of almonds, certain spices, milk and sugar. Cultivation of cannabis is illegal in many parts of the country, but bhang is widely available, and there is only a mild social stigma attached to drinking of Bhang Thandai.
A bidi (from Hindi)(pronounced bee-dee, also known as biri, bidi, beadi, beedie) is a thin, often flavored, Indian cigarette made of tobacco wrapped in a tendu (or temburini) (Diospyros melonoxylon roxb.) leaf and secured with colored thread at one end. They are smaller than regular cigarettes, but more potent.
A blunt is a type of inexpensive cigar which is usually machine rolled such as Swisher Sweets, Garcia y Vega, Philly Blunts, White Owls, or Dutch Masters. These cigars typically consist of two main parts; the inner leaf is similar to a cigarette rolling paper, except it is made of tobacco, and the outer leaf which is rolled around the inner leaf in a spiral. In North America, a blunt refers to a cigar that has been taken apart and rolled with marijuana.
Robert Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter, Rastafarian and activist. He is the most widely known writer and performer of Reggae music, famous for popularizing the genre outside of Jamaica. Much of his music dealt with the struggles of the impoverished and gave a voice to the oppressed around the world while spreading messages of hope and unity. His songs, expressing his experiences of struggle and everyday life in Jamaica in a relatable way for all people, encouraged a positive way of living while rooted in truth, making his music universally loved.
Borosilicate glass is a particular type of glass, better known under the brand names Pyrex, Simax, and Duran. It was first developed by German glassmaker Otto Schott in the late 19th century and sold under the brand name "Duran" in 1893. After Corning Glass Works developed Pyrex in 1924, it became a synonym for borosilicate glass in the English-speaking world. Holophane manufactures original equipment lenses for street lights under the Endural brand name.
The Cannabis plant can be dried or otherwise processed to yield products containing large concentrations of compounds that have medicinal and psychoactive effects when ingested, usually by smoking or eating. Cannabis has been used for medical and psychoactive effects for thousands of years. Throughout the 20th century there was a massive upswing in the use of cannabis as a psychoactive substance, mostly for recreational purposes but to some extent for religious purposes
Cannabis has a long history of spiritual use, especially in India, where it has been used by wandering spiritual sadhus for centuries. The most famous religious group in the West to use cannabis in a spiritual context are the Rastafari movement, though they are by no means the only group. Some historians and etymologists have claimed that cannabis was used by ancient Jews, early Christians and Muslims of the Sufi order.