"Some days you feel like you're crushing it, other days you feel like you're trying to slam a revolving door."
~Soph Laugh, Philosophical Humorist
Long before weed referred to marijuana, it referred to “tobacco” in the early 1600s. Slang lexicographer Jonathon Green finds it as slang for “marijuana” in the 1910s. Weed itself comes from the Old English weod, regarded as a rank plant even back then, with cognates in other West Germanic languages.Rank weed is aptly named due to a flowering cannabis plant's inherent property for producing and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth. The term "rank weed" appeals to those who hold an appreciation for prolificacy.