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Managing Editor Melanie Basich joined POLICE Magazine in 2000 (when her last name was still Hamilton). An award-winning journalist, she has covered such topics as agency budgets, officer suicide, emerging law enforcement technologies, and active shooter tactics. She writes and manages the product section of POLICE.

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Give Us Your Best 'Cop Slang' for Marijuana

Officers hear and use plenty of terms for marijuana.

December 07, 2012  |  by

Photo via eggrole/Flickr.
Photo via eggrole/Flickr.

The decision by voters in Washington and Colorado to legalize marijuana for recreational use has already made its mark in law enforcement. Earlier this week, the Seattle Police Department sent a memo telling officers to issue verbal warnings to subjects who smoke it in public.

Public toking would still violate the law—voters legalized recreational use of up to one ounce in the privacy of a home—yet the department is already shifting its enforcement strategy.

On Friday, Pierce County (Wash.) Sheriff's deputies responded to a home invasion where two armed, masked men were shot and killed while attempting to rob marijuana and cash at a grower's Puyallup home.

With the marijuana legalization debate now in the spotlight, let's take a look at all the slang terms for marijuana. There are plenty out there, and we'd like your best one. If you can, add it to our Cop Slang dictionary.

Here are a few to get you started—wacky tobaccy, grass, Mary Jane, 4:20, weed, pot, and dope. OK, we gave you the easy ones, now tell us your favorites!

Add your definition

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