1. (also gagga, ganga, gange, ganj, ghanja, gunga, gunja(h)) marijuana, spec. that grown in Jamaica; thus ganja man, a marijuana dealer.
|[||Harper’s Mag. Apr. n.p.: The gunjah of Calcutta is the plant gathered when in flower, dried, and put up in bundles. Bhang – under the maddening influence of which the Delhi rebels are said to have committed such atrocities – consists of the larger leaves and seed-pods [...] Gunjah, boiled in butter, yields an extract also called hasheesh].|
|[||Confessions of an Eng. Hachish-Eater 2: This resinous extract is the foundation of bang, and is known in different parts of Asia as canop, churrus, chutsao, ganjah, gindshi, hachish, majum, malach, sjarank, and subjah].|
|Black Candle 332: The hemp resin for smoking and chewing comes in three forms – chang, ganja and charas.|
|Tell My Horse (1995) 291: She is revived by a mere sip of rum in which a single leaf of ganja has been steeped. Ganja is that ‘wisdom weed’ which has been brought from the banks of the sacred Ganges to Jamaica.|
|These My People 24: Murdered on a Monday mawning! Suppose it was a ganja man?|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 168: I got some dynamite, it’s from India. Real Gunja.|
|Brother Man (1966) 8: Cordy’s man get tek-up fo’ ganga. [Ibid.] 56: Some crazy ganga-smoker or other, trying to get himself a pass’l of the weed.|
|Quality of Violence (1978) 111: If you want to smoke the ganja, at least you could offer me some, too.|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore 73: Gunja – The narcotic marihuana [...] Gunjah – Same as Gunga.|
|God the Stonebreaker 39: Her room was a depository also for thousands of pounds’ worth of narcotics, chiefly the noxious weed known as ganja.|
|Late Emancipation of Jerry Stover (1982) 91: Many of the people who lived there had become infamous for their ganja smoking.|
|Drugs from A to Z (1970) 101: ghanja. [Ibid.] 105: gunga [...]. [Ibid.] 106: gunja [...] marijuana.|
|Sun. Times Mag. 30 Sept. 32: Making a bit of money on the side, selling ganja [cannabis] and thieving a bit.|
|Smack Man (1991) 16: The posses had started small, farming, importing, and distributing marijuana—gagga.|
|(con. 1950s) Harder They Come 80: He [...] had resorted to the use of ganja, the ‘wisdom weed’ to deepen his understanding.|
|Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ) 31 May 26/3: ‘If ganja was poison, I would be dead’.|
|‘Sambadrome’ [lyrics] Tourists have an appetite for ganja and cocaine.|
|Coolie Location 10: Hamma, is it true that God Krishna smokes ganja?|
|Yardie 49: He usually rolled up a mix of tobacco, ganga and a sprinkle of cocaine.|
|Happy Like Murderers 200: He was a great guy, till he got on that ganja.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 10: Gange — Marijuana. [Ibid.] 11: Gunga — Marijuana; Gunja — Marijuana.|
|Mystery Bay Blues 157: What about de ganja, mon [...] Are we goin’ to smoke de spleefs.|
|Carnival 70: Javi wanted to know who were these naked people who smoked ganja. [Ibid.] 120: How much of ganj you want, bro?|
|Thrill City [ebook] Tottering around [...] using a combination of mime and pidgin English to hit the befuddled locals up for ganga.|
|hubpages.com ‘Roadman Slang 4 Jun. [Internet] Green/dank/herb/ganja/tree/broccoli- the herb.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Mi Revalueshanary Fren 5: A small hall soaked in smoke / a house of ganja mist.‘Dread Beat an Blood’ in|
|Chutney Power and Stories 10: He [...] sucked dinner mints to neutralize the ganja smell in his mouth.|
(W.I.) a device for smoking marijuana.
|cited in Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).|
(drugs) dark-coloured marijuana.
|ONDCP Street Terms 3: Black ganga — Marijuana resin.|