420 culture glossary
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...
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.
Cannabis cultivation is the cultivation of the cannabis plant. Species of cannabis include C. Sativa, C. Indica, C. Ruderalis, and C. Hybrids. Cannabis is grown for a variety of purposes, including as a source of materials for use in various products, such as food, clothing, cosmetics and fuel and for the production of cannabis (drug) material (sometimes known as marijuana). This article concentrates however on cultivation for the the latter, and cultivation techniques for other purposes are very different
Nug or Nuggets, Bob Hope (footnote in Infinite Jest, by author David Foster Wallace), bud, Bobby Brown, brown (resin), brown frown (low quality), brown budha, cess, cheeba, cheg (very small amount of resin), chronic (high quality), course notes, dagga (from Afrikaans via South Africa), dak, dank, diesel (low quality resin), dodo, dope, doobage, doja, draw, dro (derived from hydroponics), eighth (standard quantity used for trading - 1/8 imperial ounce), electric puha (from puha, a plant in New Zealand), fire, frodis (from The Monkees), funk, ganja or ganj (abbreviated) (from Hindi)
A head shop is a retail outlet specializing in paraphernalia related to consumption of cannabis, other recreational drugs, and New Age herbs, as well as generally selling counterculture art, magazines, music, clothing, and home decor. Products typically include water pipes (colloquially called bongs), roach clips, pipes, rolling papers and rolling machines, whipped-cream chargers (which contain nitrous oxide), blacklight-responsive posters, incense, cigarette lighters, and products claimed to give false negative results for drugs on urine analysis tests.
The US marijuana laws are divided into 2 groups – federal laws and state laws – that differs.
The US federal marijuana laws are amongst the stringent legal strictures that govern the usage of marijuana across the country. While many states have eased restrictions on marijuana usage, the federal laws remain rigid.