Pot’s in a name

I wrote a post a while ago, about all the various names that ‘the killer weed’ is known by : Cannabis Sativa/Indica/Ruderilis (scientific names), ‘Marijuana’ (common mexican slang name), Dope, Weed, Dak, Kif, Ganja, Bhang etc. many of these names are either slang or regional names.. the one I always was unsure about its origin is ‘POT’ (common name since the ‘hippy 60s’). Someone once told me that they heard it was called this, because many people hid their ‘secret stash’ in a kitchen pot, amongst the other ‘herbs & spices’.. BUT; recently I read that there could be another possibility :

A Greek writer in 5th century BCE (Democritus) wrote of a cannabis drink that produces ‘visionary states’. This drink was called ‘POTAMAUGIS’ (Pot for short ?)

Sounds like a great possibility ?

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s