- marijuana, especially in the form of a potent preparation used chiefly for smoking.
Origin of ganja
1680–90; < Hindi gā̃jā hemp, the cut tops and leaves of nonfertilized female hemp plants; compare Sanskrit gañjā hemp
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Examples from the Web for ganja
Clients supply transportation, lodging, and ingredients, including the preferred strain of ganja.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
From mochaccino to Mary Jane, from jitter juice to joint, from java to ganja, say bye-bye barista, hello pot-ista.Criminalize Coffee, Not Cannabis
December 16, 2010
In the Northern Circars, some earn a living as petty dealers in opium and ganja (Indian hemp).Castes and Tribes of Southern India
Ganja, gan′ja, n. an intoxicating preparation of Indian hemp.
Ganja is the native name for part of the plant, and Sidhi for another part, which is much poorer in resin.Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries
C. J. S. Thompson
Some of the more esteemed kinds of hashish are prepared from this ganja.
Ganja, the guaza of the London brokers, consists of the flowering and fruiting heads of the female plant.
- a highly potent form of cannabis, usually used for smoking
from Hindi gājā, from Sanskrit grñja
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Word Origin and History for ganja
powerful preparation of cannabis sativa, 1800, from Hindi ganjha.
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