Emojis. Those bright symbols may be seen everywhere these days, even as decorations in high-fashion collections and, very soon, in films. Yes, emojis have transcended the digital domain and are now firmly rooted in today’s popular culture.
Those small smiling faces have altered the way we communicate. However, if you are looking for a pot leaf to send to a buddy on your phone’s emoji keyboard then you will find yourself out of luck. Most devices do not have such an option.
Because the process of creating a new emoji is more difficult than you think, you will have to settle with a more abstract depiction like a puff of smoke.
What is an emoji?
Emojis are graphic representations of emotions, symbols, and objects. Emojis may be found in modern communication applications like text messaging on your smartphone or social media apps like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Emojis evolved from text-based, picture-like emoticons that people developed and sent in e-mails and early text messaging.
A Japanese artist named Shigetaka Kurita created the first emoji in the late 1990s and they have come a long way ever since. Emojis were first incorporated in Unicode standards in 2010, but it was not until Apple released an Emoji keyboard with the 2011 iOS 5 version for the Apple iPhone that their popularity truly took off.
1. Christmas tree 🎄
Evergreen tree emojis were initially used to signify dope due to their association with the cannabis moniker “tree,” which was popularized by rappers.
But it was not long before the evergreen tree was no longer sufficient. Cannabis supporters needed a differentiator, so they went to the world’s emblem of yuletide happiness, the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree emoji now represents the extra dank stuff, while the evergreen tree represents a regular strain of weed.
2. Fire 🔥
This emoji, which has been around for a long time, is usually used next to the cigarette or broccoli emojis to convey the meaning of weed being lit. The fire emoji on its own can also clue your friends that you are trying to spark some bud.
3. Leaf fluttering in the wind 🍃
When referring to items like plants, trees, windy days, or beautiful weather, these emojis may be used in a multitude of ways. The leaf fluttering in the wind emoji, on the other hand, is frequently used to refer to weed.
Although the precise reason is unknown, weed plants have green leaves, and the sight of the fluttering leaf may remind some of their outdoor weed plants. This emoji may often be combined with the number 420 to really send the message home.
4. Shamrock ☘️
A brilliant green sprig with three heart-shaped leaves is depicted for this emoji. If you squint hard enough you may think you are looking at a weed branch with fat buds on it.
Many emojis on this list are going to be green look-a-likes and quite frankly stoners should know what you are referring to.
5. Cloud/Dashing away 💨
This emoji with a little creativity can demonstrate the act of exhaling a huge bong rip. Combine this with a face emoji preferably one with an exaggerated mouth to demonstrate the act of blowing smoke.
The cloud emoji almost appears to be designed specifically as a weed symbol for secret communication.
6. Couch-lock 🛋️🔒
The idea is to combine the couch emoji and the lock emoji to suggest to friends what level of high you are experiencing. The couch emoji appears to be a red vacuum cleaner on some devices. However, it is intended to be a couch with a lamp on the other side.
You could send this combo of emojis to a friend who is making a dispensary run to communicate to them that you want a heavy indica.
7. Maple leaf 🍁
The Maple leaf emoji is often used to convey cannabis. The color may not make sense but the shape of the leaf is close enough to weed that it gets the message across.
8. Cigarette 🚬
A filtered, lighted cigarette is shown with this emoji. Of course, this is clearly a tobacco product but it still demonstrates the act of smoking which is close enough. Until somebody creates an emoji of a doobie, this is the next best thing.
9. Herb 🌿
You get the commonality here. Green leaf-like emojis are usually translated one way or another as weed. Combine it with emojis like fire, cloud, or a smiley face to make it obvious that you are talking about weed and not your basil plant.
10. Rocket 🚀
If you take a few dabs or eat a strong edible, this emoji may be the best one to describe the ride that you are about to be on. The rocket should represent being so high that your brain must be floating around in outer space.
11. Alembic ⚗️
This emoji, also known as an alembic, necessitates some prior knowledge of the sender’s and receiver’s parts (plus, it may not be readily available on your device). However, once you have grasped the concept, you will find yourself using it frequently.
The alembic is distillation equipment used by chemists (and alchemists) to reduce liquids to their concentrated state. To many stoners, the alembic resembles a glass pipe when seen from the correct angle. As a result, it has become a famous symbol for getting high.
12. Okay symbol 👌
This seems to the inexperienced eye to be a standard “Okay” sign. But to an experienced smoker, this looks like a hand holding a joint. Add the cigarette emoji next to it and it appears obvious what you are talking about.
13. Pineapple 🍍
The image of a pineapple has become synonymous with weed culture. There are a few compelling reasons for this. The most evident is that the pineapple is widely recognized in many cultures as a symbol of friendliness, hospitality, openness, and sharing – all of which are values shared by the cannabis community.
Another driving force behind this trend is Reddit, a social media network where users may publish and rate news and blog items. When upvoting new contributions on this site, an orange circular symbol emerges, which resembles a pineapple when combined with the cannabis leaf on top.
Pineapple pictures are frequently seen outside of businesses selling bongs and rolling papers, suggesting that they are “open for business” at a time when the sale of cannabis-related paraphernalia is prohibited in many areas. This sign may also be found on a variety of retail products such as glass bongs, pipes, and apparel.
Then there’s Pineapple Express, a stoner action comedy published in 2008. Within the cannabis community, it has maintained a cult-like following, inspiring the invention of the “cross joint” and numerous stoner quotes. There is also a strain of cannabis named after the movie.
14. Broccoli 🥦
Another slang name for weed is broccoli. It gained popularity a few years ago after rappers DRAM and Lil Yachty released the song “Broccoli,” which uses this word to allude to cannabis.
When Kodak Black accused D.R.A.M. of borrowing the title of his 2016 hit from Kodak’s earlier cut “No Flockin,” which features the lyric “Told the doctor I’m a healthy child, I smoke broccoli,” it became a heated topic.
However, it turns out that neither of them was the first to observe that nug looks a lot like the green vegetable. E-40 quickly rushed in to point out that he had used the phrase as slang for cannabis as early as 1993.
15. Popcorn 🍿
Popcorn nugs are the tiny weed flower/bud balls that accumulate at the bottom of your stash jar. Some individuals do not mind a baggie full of popcorn nugs; in fact, some people go out of their way to find them for blunts and other uses.
Others, on the other hand, consider popcorn nugs to be inferior, and they may be offended if they drive across town just to find themselves with bottom-of-the-barrel buds. Either way, your buddies should hopefully get an understanding of your intentions when you send them this emoji.