Terminology: Marijuana (in Spanish)

Just a little 420 fun for interpreters!

There is some good terminology in these two articles. It is also interesting to note the differences in the way the legal sale of marijuana is being handled in Uruguay versus Colorado. Both articles are from Uruguayan newspaper El Observador.

Click on the links below to read the articles.

Después de la clave de wifi, los turistas preguntan dónde conseguir marihuana

Gobierno impulsa la creación de minimercados de marihuana


Terminology: Hotbox

A small, enclosed space used for smoking marijuana, in order to increase the high.

Can be used as a noun or a verb.

“They were all smoking weed in a hotbox.” “They were hotboxing in the car.”


Spanish: fumódromo (de mota)/ fumar marijuana en un espacio cerrado

This is a tough one. Please feel free to submit other suggestions in Spanish here!

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