We need a new word for "not buzzed/high/stoned"

Discussion in 'The 420 Lounge' started by Buzzby, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Buzzby Buzzby

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    While "sober" fits the dictionary definition for not being high, it holds too many connotations of "not being drunk". I'd like to find a word that specifically relates to cannabis. I made one up, "abstonent", which I think is pretty good. I'd like to hear other members suggestions.
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  2. ctth75 ctth75

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    I like your thinking. Sober is definitely, at least for me, identified with alcohol. As for a word that means not high, I usually hear people saying I'm "straight," though I don't really like the term. Abstonement is pretty clever.

    I like the prefix play. A-, Anti-, Dis-, Il-, Im-, In-, Ir-, and Un- all mean some sort of not, or without. So "ilstoned" or "unhigh."
  3. Buzzby Buzzby

    • Buddhist Curmudgeon
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    Back when I started smoking, in the late '60s, "straight" was the uncontested term for "not stoned". More recently, when I've used that term, some people didn't know what I was talking about. It's further complicated because heroin users get "straight" when they get a fix. At least they used to. I have no contacts in the hard drug using community anymore and terminology changes so rapidly.
  4. PhoLuM PhoLuM

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    Sometimes we use "I'm clean", but that isn't something I really recommend :3
  5. PurpleSparkleUnicorns PurpleSparkleUnicorns

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    We could say "low" when we aren't "high". Or maybe we could use the word "level"... Like straight.... You're not high, so you're level, like flat. Or maybe "empty"...

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