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Quiz: Which nickname for marijuana are you?

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APRIL 18, 2019

Marijuana has had many nicknames in its long history, ranging from “grass” to “ganja.” 4/20 became associated with marijuana dating back to the 1970s in the Bay Area, where students would meet at 4:20 p.m. to smoke. Among the group of students, one of them eventually worked with The Grateful Dead, and as a result, they helped popularize the association of weed with 4/20. So, on this 4/20, why not discover what your personality says about which nickname for weed you are?


  1. Where will you be on 4/20?
    1. Memorial Glade with everyone else.
    2. Coachella — good vibes only.
    3. Studying and smoking outside.
    4. Church, it’s Holy Saturday!
  2. How would your buds describe you?
    1. Basic
    2. Funny
    3. Responsible
    4. An old soul
  3. Pick a marijuana strain:
    1. Blue Dream
    2. Northern Lights
    3. Pineapple Express
    4. White Widow
  4. Choose a premium TV show
    1. “Shameless”
    2. “American Gods”
    3. “Game of Thrones”
    4. “True Detective”
  5. You have the munchies, where do you eat?
    1. La Burrita
    2. Pappy’s
    3. Jupiter
    4. Berkeley Social Club
  6. Choose a celebrity
    1. Snoop Dogg
    2. Miley Cyrus
    3. Rihanna
    4. Lady Gaga
  7. What are you doing this summer?
    1. Nothing
    2. Chilling
    3. Traveling
    4. Working
    1. “Weed” — You’re classic, but in the most basic of senses. You tend to follow the crowd and have pretty common interests, but your friends love and admire you regardless. You have a fun 4/20 in store, so stick to the Glade and just enjoy hanging out!
    2. “Pot” — You’re a total riot and you light up a room as soon as you walk in. You tend to be the charismatic leader of your friend group, and are totally in charge of organizing the shenanigans you and your friends will take part in this 4/20. Rock on!
    3. “Cannabis” — You’re cool, calm and collected. You’re the responsible “mom” of your friend group and are always making sure everyone’s feeling their best. Don’t forget to let yourself have a little “me” time, perhaps on this 4/20. Keep doing you, ’cause you’re doing great.
    4. “Mary Jane” — Either you’re a super senior or you just have a really old soul. You love rocking out to some old jams in the comfort of your own home, and we don’t blame you for that.  Try getting out this 4/20 and meandering around Berkeley (or just stay in your bed, because that’s cool too).


Contact Zachary Abuel-Saud at [email protected].

APRIL 18, 2019