DEA Lists Drug Slang, Including ‘Shoes’ for Marijuana

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If you’re looking to purchase some legal marijuana in Massachusetts, you might want to get ready to ask for some “shoes,” the Boston Globe reports. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration this week released a list of slang terms commonly used to refer to street drugs, in a 124-page “intelligence report.” The terms used for “marijuana” made up one of the longest entries, and some of the weirdest names. “99% of these I’ve never heard,” tweeted Christopher Moraff, who writes about drug issues in Philadelphia.

By now, most Americans are familiar with referring to marijuana as “pot,” “weed,” and “reefer.” The DEA list included some names that might be unfamiliar to most: “Shrimp,” “Smoochy Woochy Poochy,” “My Brother,” “Popcorn,” “Arizona,” “Fluffy,” “Baby,” “Mowing the Lawn,” “Big Pillows,” and “Salt and Pepper,” among dozens of others. “Shoes” also appears on the DEA list, which the agency called a reference list for law enforcement personnel, as slang for fentanyl. Other terms on the fentanyl list included “Apache,” “Blue Diamond,” “China Girl,” “Dragon’s Breath,” “Goodfella,” “King Ivory,” and “White Ladies.”

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