Photo of the Day Tuesday 18th December 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell
Thought for the day….” We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future,
but we don’t know if there is one.”
A rather surprising photo today and even more surprising when you learn that it comes from Switzerland. Spotted on sale in a large supermarket chain, and I have even seen it for sale in vending machines. There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of the more common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja. Paraguay is the largest producer of marijuana in the world. The name marijuana comes from a Mexican slang term for cannabis and is believed to have derived from the Spanish pronunciation of the names Mary and Jane. (The two names were also common Mexican military slang for a prostitute or brothel.) Marijuana came into popularity as a name for cannabis in the U.S. during the late 1800s. Apparently, only the leaves of the female plant have enough of the drug to make you high.