Why It Can Help to Understand Marijuana & Headshop Terminology

New to Shopping in the Herbal Marketplace

Imagine your first visit to a headshop whether its online or a local retail store near you to purchase your first pipe, only to be greeted by an overwhelming assortment of devices and strange looking equipment and apparatus. Rather than succumb to the possible embarrassment of not knowing the vocabulary, what you’re looking for, or where to begin on your journey to smoking herbs, check out our comprehensive dictionary of headshop, glass, pipe and smoke shop language and terminology.
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Whether you want to simply become more familiar with popular slang words and terms or you want to prepare yourself ahead of time, it’s important to at least have a fundamental understanding of the language used in the smoking industry. Through this new vocabulary and terminology page, we aim to open up and help start the dialog and transparency needed to create a more in-depth knowledge base around cannabis.

The Growing Industry and Public Awareness

You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that’s increasing as fast as that related to marijuana, yet it’s what’s happening behind the scenes that’s remarkable. Over a period of two decades, the subject of marijuana has changed from one of the most taboo topics to a substance that’s now medically legal in 29 U.S. states. It’s also legal to purchase small amounts of recreational cannabis in seven states and the District of Columbia.

Thanks to ongoing dialog around marijuana, public opinion and support for legalizing cannabis throughout the U.S. has hit an all-time high (no pun intended) of 60%, compared to 12% when Gallup first asked about the issue in 1969. Growing public support could place pressure on the remaining states that haven’t yet legalized marijuana to reconsider their positions.

Navigating Your Options for Health & Recreation

However, not all physicians are comfortable signing a certification of the potential efficacy of medical herbs in treating specific health conditions, and some employ a “don’t ask, don’t tell” attitude toward medical cannabis. With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledging medical options and nearly half of all U.S. states legalizing medical marijuana, this attitude of turning a blind eye doesn’t help patients navigate their options with confidence.

So, whether you’re seeking to understand the industry for your own recreational purposes or to further educate yourself or loved ones about the reported health benefits of smoking cannabis, one of the best things you can do is to get to know the language and popular terminology used in smoke shops and the herb-based smoking industry. From equipment parts and devices to slang terms, we hope that this comprehensive dictionary helps you as you navigate the ins and outs of the cannabis industry.

Getting Personal Help & Advice

And, if you want specific help or more information on buying your first dab rig, glass pipe, bong or other products we sell in our online headshop, feel free to connect with us. We’ll help give you personal advice and answer any questions that you may have about the headshop business and explain the types of products smoke shops typically sell.