25 stoner PET NAMES

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Have we taken our love of weed too far when we name our pet something obviously stoner related? I say just far enough. I’ve done it four times. It makes me happy when I’m surrounded by everything Mary Jane, which was my first cats name. It fit her brilliantly with her gorgeous emerald eyes. Here’s some inspiration if you are looking for a name for your new best friend. Some are incognito if you want to pretend it was pure coincidence. I won’t say a word.

INDO: I start here because this is my cat’s name. She’s fluffy and gray. It came to me as soon as I met her because she’s the color of smoke. She’s sort of a legend around these parts.

SNOOP: Ok, this is my other cat’s name. He’s the most handsome and loving boy in the whole world. Clearly he needed an EPIC name.

BLAZE: This is a happy name. Perfection for any type of animal. Bonus points if they have red or orange hair.

CANNON: Can you get much higher? It’s extremely clever if you have a runner on your hands.

AUNT MARY: Slang. Unique and is a bit formal which is always funny for pet names. A pet so nice you named it twice.

HOUDINI: Because you escape reality. Voila! This one offers plausible deniability that it’s herb related, and would suit a cat well.

NUGGET: Slang for herb. Let’s reserve this name for the cutest of the cute because it’s so precious.

KUSH: Fun popular strain reference. If your pet is pleasantly plump, this is it! Imagine how cute their collar nametag will be.

JAY: If you love joints as much as I do, this seems like a no brainer for a male. He’ll need a bow tie for sure.

DURBAN: This just sounds like a pet name. Partial nod to the phenomenal strain Durban Poison. Mark my words, he or she will be the shot caller of the neighborhood.

BUDDHA: Slang. Classic. This would fit so many animals and would be a good conversation starter.  It could be your little secret.

HYDRO: Alluding to the method of growing indoor flower hydroponically. If your pet really likes water it would be sheer genius.

TWIST: Slang for a joint. He or she he will be a total badass.

CHIEF: Reference to smoking herb and suitable for all animals. A handkerchief will be their signature ensemble.

FROSTY: Another fierce strain. Also a reference to the white crystally goodness on nugs. If you have a white pet this would be pure gold.

GOO: Indica strain. It’s unusual and sweet at the same time. I think I found my next cat’s name.

YODA: Jackpot if you are a Star Wars and weed fanatic. Yoda OG is a first-class strain as well. This pet will likely be infamous. Get their Instagram ready.

DOJA: Uncommon slang for herb. Only your most accomplished stoner friends will catch this one.

ROCKET: If you’ve got a track star, this would be just right. It’s also a clear indication that you may like to get high.

DIESEL: The name of a wicked strain. It’s a more common name for pets, and would be a fantastic name for a large dog.

MUNCH: When you’ve got a case of the munchies. Dual purpose if your pet lives at the food dish.

CHINO: Slang for weed. Memorable and fun. Prepare for some mischief from this little one.

GASPER: An old school term for joint. I’m sure it will start a trend.

KUMAR: One half of the hysterical stoner duo Harold & Kumar. This pet is destined for greatness.

DAZE: Last but certainly not least. One syllable which is great for a dog.

-If you name your pug Nugget, be sure to let me know so I can die happy. I hope you took away a few ideas. Did I miss a great name? Let me know in comments.
















How does weed affect your DREAMS?

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Many weed smokers swear by a few hits before bed to send them peacefully into dreamland. It works like a charm. Do we dream less because of it?

There are two main types of sleep. The first is Non Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) which is considered a quiet sleep. The second is Rapid Eye Movement (REM) which is active sleep. Within these two types, there are four stages we all go through each time we slumber.

NREM Stage 1: Beginning of the cycle. Slow brain waves. Lasts about 5-10 minutes.

NREM Stage 2: Body temperature drops. Bursts of brain wave activity occur. Lasts about 20 minutes.

NREM Stage 3: Less responsive. Muscles relax. Blood pressure and breathing rate drop. Deepest sleep occurs during this stage.

REM Stage 4: Brain becomes more active. Body is relaxed and immobilized. Eyes move rapidly. Dreams occur. An estimated 20% of sleep time is spent in this stage.

There is evidence that marijuana can interfere with REM sleep. Feinberg, et al (1975) compared sleep patterns of experienced marijuana users on THC vs placebo. Feinberg, et al. (1975) concluded reduced rapid eye movement activity and less REM sleep in the THC users. Alternatively, the same study shows that THC withdrawal can increase REM activity.

It’s official; weed can affect our dreams. We can certainly fall asleep quickly under the influence, but in turn have reduced activity during REM sleep which reduces our chance of vivid dreams. While those withdrawing from THC can have more active REM sleep, and more vivid dreams.

I now find myself analyzing my own sleep and dreams. I smoke daily, especially at night. I suppose I don’t dream as often as I used to. Or at least I don’t recall those dreams. The trade off here is that being high (while awake) can be similar to a dream state. While I don’t hallucinate, I am relaxed and hazy. Two of my favorite feelings.

Do you dream more or less after smoking? Do you have any reoccurring dreams while high? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.



Feinberg, I., Jones, R, Walker JM, Cavness, C, March, J. (1975). Effects of high dosage delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on sleep patterns in man. Clin Parmacol Ther. 1975; 17(4):458-66.