At some point in your life, you may have encountered someone who wanted to introduce you to “Mary Jane” or share a few snow cones. While this sounds like an ordinary walk along the beach here in California, the person in this scenario is most likely not willing to introduce you to their best friend or some sweet, chilly sugared ice. In fact, you will probably end up with a smoking green joint and a travel container of cocaine (and end up in a lot of trouble). Obviously, many of you have heard people refer to marijuana as “Mary Jane,” but a few of you might not have recognized the term “snow cone.” Are there any other nicknames for dangerous drugs that you haven’t pick up on? Let’s take a closer look at some street names for common drugs that you might not know about.


First and most importantly, let’s start with the little green plant that is still making headlines across our country. From its euphoric highs to its pretty flowers, this tantalizing herb has earned some strange nicknames over the years:

  • Location: Acapulco Red, Colombian, Indian Hemp, Kentucky Blue, Kona Gold, Texas Tea
  • Looks: Green goddess, green buds, leaf, Black Bart
  • Highs: Crying weed, giggle smoke, magic smoke, righteous bush
  • Wordplay:J., Mary Jane, pot, reefer


Back in the 1970s and 1980s, cocaine quickly became the go-to drug in disco culture and wild parties and became an (unfortunately) glamorized icon in pop culture. Here is a closer look at some nicknames for this infamous white powder:

  • Looks: Big Bloke, icing, Snow White, snow cones, white mosquito
  • Culture: All-American drug, Double Bubble, Foo-foo dust, studio fuel
  • Location: Inca message, Peruvian flake
  • High: Happy Trails, Happy Dust, crack, marching powder
  • Characters: Angie, Corrinne, Henry VIII, Lady Snow, Scottie


A big contributor to the Opioid Crisis, heroin has a slew of nicknames that refer to the general appearance of the drug to its point of origin (and much more). Here is a closer look:

  • Looks: black tar, black pearl, Golden Girl, salt, white junk
  • Location: Mexican mud, Mexican horse
  • High: brain damage, dead on arrival, hard stuff, rush hour, sweet dreams
  • Characters: Al Capone, Bart Simpson, Charley, Dr. Feelgood, Pluto, Rambo, the Beast
  • Reputation: antifreeze, Bozo, Ferry Dust, smack, tootsie roll

Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug abuse and addiction are dangerous mental illnesses that require immediate attention. However, always remember that dangerous substances like cocaine and heroin (and even marijuana) do not have control over your mind and body. You can make yourself well again. If you, a friend, or a loved one has become the victim of opioid use disorder, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure withdrawal and guide you through each step of the rehabilitation process so you can detach from your potentially life-threatening habits.

If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your attachment to opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil and take control of your life back.


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