gan·​ja | \ ˈgän-jə How to pronounce ganja (audio) , ˈgan- How to pronounce ganja (audio) \

Definition of ganja

: a potent and selected preparation of marijuana used especially for smoking broadly : marijuana

Examples of ganja in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, by 1978 Perry was showing signs of serious mental instability, some of it fueled by the heavy abuse of potent ganja and white rum. NBC News, 29 Aug. 2021 Both the data and my joint-friendly peers admit that the chill ganja of the hippie era was replaced by new, harder-hitting strains a long time ago. Aron Ravin, National Review, 14 Aug. 2021 Malawi is not the only African country to see potential gold in ganja, which has increasingly been legalized or, at least, decriminalized in parts of the U.S., Canada, and Europe, with sales booming, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 2 June 2021 There’s no indication history was on repeat that night, but if a fan tried to slip him a gift of ganja, Shelton hasn’t said anything. Mary Colurso |, al, 28 May 2021 As gang violence began to rise, lawmakers began cracking down heavily on ganja cultivation, distribution, and use. Gloria Alamrew,, 20 Apr. 2021 Nutraceuticals, wellness tourism, agro-processing, alternative energy, ganja and the sale of fresh produce are commercial endeavors being explored by the new Chief. Daphne Ewing-chow, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 The island also allows individuals to cultivate up to five plants, and Rastafarians are legally allowed to smoke ganja for sacramental purposes. Star Tribune, 5 Feb. 2021 WEBINAR Pot industry extrava-ganja Explore the ins and outs of the medical marijuana business at this online conference from Big Sky Cannabis., 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of ganja

1689, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ganja

borrowed from Hindi gā̃jā & Urdu gānjā "hemp, hemp flower buds," going back to Sanskrit gañjā "hemp," of uncertain origin

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“Ganja.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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gan·​ja | \ ˈgän-jə How to pronounce ganja (audio) , ˈgan- How to pronounce ganja (audio) \

Medical Definition of ganja

: a potent preparation of marijuana used especially for smoking broadly : marijuana


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