Australian Slang For Weed (10 Examples)

While smoking weed is still illegal in Australia, it’s hard to stop the multitude of slang words used for it. While we don’t condone breaking the law, we are simply here to name some of the most common slang used in Australia for weed. So, let’s begin!

Bud

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This word originated in the US, but it became really popular among Australian teens.

Example:

  • Can’t wait to smoke some bud later tonight.

Bush

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This slang word is used for weed that is grown outdoors. Used elsewhere as well, not just in Australia.

Example:

  • He brought some bush in school for us to smoke during recess.

Choof

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is an older Australian slang word that can refer to weed itself, but also the act of smoking it.

Example:

  • I have some choof in my backpack so we can smoke it later.

Dope

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This word can be used as slang for many illegal drugs, but in Australia, it is commonly used as a synonym for weed.

Example:

  • He got caught selling dope.

Green

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Referencing the color of weed, the slang term ’green’ is commonly used for good-quality weed.

Example:

  • We got that green and we’ll smoke it tonight!

Herb

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Originating in hip-hop, herb is slang for weed that started in the US and found its way to Australia where it is used often nowadays.

Example:

  • Did you bring the herb? We can smoke it together later.

Hooch

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is one of the most popular snag words for weed among the older generations in Australia.

Example:

  • My son thinks we don’t know that he’s smoking hooch!

Jing Banga

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This slang term is used only in Australia and it refers to a small amount of weed.

Example:

  • I only have a jing banga, not sure if it will be enough for all of us.

Kiff

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Kiff originated from Germany, but is used as slang for a weed leaf in Australia.

Example:

  • Let’s smoke this kiff, mate!

Strains

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This is a recent slang word, used by younger generations to denote high-quality weed. This weed generally has an official strain name.

Example:

  • We’ll be smoking some nice strains tonight, can’t wait!

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