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Know Your Drug Lingo

For the last few years the US Government has had an official database of drug street terms. It's a real eye-opener.

A trailer pulling a gigantic hacky sack filled with ham and weed at the Global Marijuana March

For the last few years the US Government has had an official database of drug street terms that is "used by police officers, parents, treatment providers and others who require a better understanding of drug culture." It's a real eye-opener. I really had no idea that your average US drug user spoke so much like a character from Pleasantville.


Below is my list of the most depressing/hilarious/implausible from the database. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to make a "sandwich" (wink wink).

2-for-1 sale A marketing scheme designed to promote and increase crack sales.

Acido (Spanish) Hallucinogens; LSD.

Al Capone Heroin.

Are you anywhere? Do you use marijuana?

Assassin of Youth Marijuana.

Bag bride Crack-smoking prostitute.

Biker coffee Coffee mixed with methamphetamine.

Bin Laden Heroin (after September 11).

Blast a stick To smoke marijuana.

Bling bling Methamphetamine.

Cabbage head An individual who will use or experiment with any kind of drug.

Carpet patrol Crack smokers searching the floor for crack.

Chalked up Under the influence of cocaine (FYI: This is only funny when sung to the tune of "Caught Up").

Chocolate ecstasy Crack made brown by adding chocolate milk during production.

Christmas tree meth Green methamphetamine produced using Drano crystals.

Crack attack Craving for crack.

Crisscrossing The practice of setting up a line of cocaine next to a line of heroin. The user places a straw in each nostril and snorts about half of each line. Then the straws are crossed and the remaining lines are snorted.

Dinosaurs Populations of heroin users in their forties and fifties.

Explorers club Group of LSD users.

Gangster pills Depressants.

Geezin a bit of dee gee To inject a drug.

Get off houses Private places heroin users can purchase and use heroin for a fee.


Ghostbusting Searching for white particles in the belief that they are crack.

Half a football field 50 rocks of crack.

Half elbows Half a pound of methamphetamine.

Hawkers Individuals who walk through a setting (nightclub) announcing the availability of a drug (typically MDMA, GHB, or LSD).

Hitch up the reindeers To inhale cocaine.

Hubba, I am back Crack cocaine.

Interplanetary mission Travel from one crackhouse to another to search for crack.

Jerry Springer Heroin.

Kate Bush Marijuana.

Liquid lady Cocaine that is dissolved in water and ingested as a nasal spray.

Loused Covered by sores and abscesses from repeated use of unsterilised needles.

Macaroni and Cheese $5 pack of marijuana and a dime bag of cocaine.

Movie star drug Cocaine.

Rave All night dance parties frequently designed to enhance a hallucinogenic experience through music and lights.

Rock star Female who trades sex for crack or money to buy crack; a person who uses rock cocaine.

Sandwich Two layers of cocaine with a layer of heroin in the middle.

Sextasy Ecstasy used with Viagra.

Shebanging Mixing cocaine with water and squirting it up nose.

Smoke Canada Marijuana.

Star-spangled powder Cocaine.

Taxing Charging more per vial depending on race of customer or if not a regular customer.

Tutti-frutti (Portuguese) Flavoured cocaine.

Twin towers Heroin (after September 11).

Up against the stem Addicted to smoking marijuana.

Whackatabacky Marijuana.

Zoomer Individual who sells fake crack and then flees.