Green’s Dictionary of Slang

greefo n.

also greapha, greefa, grefa, griefo, griefs, grifa, griffa, griffo, grifo
[Mex. Sp. sl. grifo, under the influence of marijuana; the original use of grifo is tangled or frizzy hair; thus the image of mental fuzziness/frizziness]

1. marijuana.

[US]J. Tully Shadows of Men 214: The Mexican convicts called it ‘Greefo.’ Hypo called it ‘muggles’.
[US]G. Milburn ‘Convicts’ Jargon’ in AS VI:6 438: griffa, n. Marijuana, a narcotic herb.
[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks n.p.: Griffo, mariahuana [sic]: hashish.
[UK] (ref. to 1920s) L. Duncan Over the Wall 102: Marijuana [...] called ‘griefo’ or ‘merry’ by addicts that use it, is a product of Mexican hemp.
[US] ‘Jargon of Marihuana Addicts’ in AS XV:3 Oct. 336/2: The cigarettes are usually called reefers, but other names are: [...] greefas, greetas, grifas, grifos.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 93: The grefa they pushed around Detroit was like the scrapings off old wooden bridges.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 108: griffa [...] grifo Marihuana.
[US]Lannoy & Masterson ‘Teen-age Hophead Jargon’ AS XXVII:1 26: GREAPHA, n. Marijuana. [...] GRIEFO, n. Marijuana.
[US]‘William Lee’ Junkie (1966) 159: Weed, Tea, Gage, Grass, Greefa, Muggles, Hash . . . Marijuana, hashish.
[US](con. 1940s) J. Resko Reprieve 236: The raw, fresh leaves of marijuana, gage, mota, gonga, griffo, tea, weed [...] are packed loosely in a small sized tobacco tin.
[US]E. Gilbert Vice Trap 102: They steer tourists into houses [...] or grow grifa.
[US]R.R. Lingeman Drugs from A to Z (1970) 105: grefa [...] grifa [...] griffo marijuana.
[US]E.E. Landy Underground Dict. (1972) 93: grefa [...] grifa [...] griffa [...] griffo [...] Marijuana.
[US](con. 1945) M. Angelou Gather Together In My Name 52: ‘You like grifa?’ ‘Yes. I smoke.’.
[US]L. Rodríguez Always Running (1996) 63: We scored on cases of beer and some grifa.
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 11: Griefo [...] Griefs — Marijuana.

2. (US drugs) a regular user of marijuana.

[US]El Paso Herald (TX) 3 Oct. 17/4: A few examples of [...] ‘calo’ [...] greefo — an addict.