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dag·ga

 (dăg′ə)
n. South African
Indian hemp used as a narcotic; cannabis.

[Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dachab.]

dagga

(ˈdaxə; ˈdɑːɡə)
n
(Recreational Drugs) informal South African a local name for marijuana
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dagab]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dagga - relatively nontoxic South African herb smoked like tobacco
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Leonotis, Leonotis - small genus of tropical herbs and subshrubs of South Africa

dagga

noun (S. African) cannabis, marijuana, pot (slang), dope (slang), hash (slang), black (slang), blow (slang), smoke (informal), stuff (slang), leaf (slang), tea (U.S. slang), grass (slang), chronic (U.S. slang), weed (slang), hemp, gage (U.S. dated slang), hashish, mary jane (U.S. slang), ganja, bhang, kif, wacky baccy (slang), sinsemilla, charas people who drive while high on dagga and alcohol
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President Hage Geingob has told activists campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis in Namibia to convince the government of the benefits of dagga.
More than 500 drug users and those affected from Diepsloot, North of Johannesburg and surrounding areas are expected to interact with experts on substance abuse such as Nyaope, alcohol and dagga.
Delivering a ruling on the existence of extenuating circumstances June 20, Justice Abednego Tafa of Gaborone High Court said when viewed cumulatively, the accused's youthfulness, binge drinking and the smoking of dagga on the day he committed the offence, absence of a direct intention to murder the deceased as well as his slow development as a child, constituted extenuation.
Then someone emerges from the back to present the "other menu." There, marijuana--or "dagga," in Afrikaans slang--is listed alongside beer and cider.
For instance, the Leonotis leonurus (lions head or wild dagga) attracts nectivorous birds (mainly sunbirds), as well as various insects, such as butterflies.
This latter group engaged in small-scale commercial enterprise selling dagga, cigarettes and cheap consumables in the city (often with a female friend as partner) along with goods pilfered from ships or retrieved from wharf-side spillage.
ISLAMABAD -- The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik, has paid glowing tributes to three youth, Maroof Ahmed Nath, Bilal Ahmed Najar and Noor-ul-Amin Dagga of Khanabal area of Islamabad district on their 8th martyrdom anniversary.
SRINAGAR -- Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik, has paid glowing tributes to three youth, Maroof Ahmed Nath, Bilal Ahmed Najar and Noor-ul-Amin Dagga of Khanabal area of Islamabad district in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) on their 8th martyrdom anniversary.
Jeremy Acton, the leader of the Dagga Party, which campaigns for the use of cannabis, said the ruling should have gone further to legalise the carrying of marijuana in public.
They have held marches over the years to demand that the law be changed to allow people to smoke 'weed', which is called 'dagga' in South Africa.
'In the past 3 months, how often have you used cannabis (dagga, marijuana, pot, grass, hash, etc.)?' (14) This included the item 'Besides drugs prescribed by a health professional, have you ever used a drug by injection?' The response option was 'never', 'Yes.
He stated these remarks during addresses to public meetings at Mauza Dagga, Basti Moran, Chak 149/P, Basti Manzoor Smeeja, and Union Council Rahim Abad.