What is Loud Weed? How to Tell if your Weed is Loud
Published on 12/28/21
Cannabis industry lingo can be confusing, especially for someone new to the legal, recreational, and medical scene. If you're new to the cannabis scene, attracted to the newly legalized and exciting benefits of medical or recreational cannabis, all of that slang and industry jargon can be intimidating and discouraging. It can feel like there's so much to learn and such a massively high barrier to entry.
That's why we here at Where's Weed want to break down some of those walls. And the best way to do that is to make some of the language surrounding the cannabis industry more accessible for everyone. Let's use the slang term "loud" as an example, shall we?
This article will break down the origins of the "loud" drug slang, define what is loud weed and what isn't, and analyze the way the term loud is used in pop culture when it comes to cannabis and cannabis culture. So without further ado, let's get right into it.
What Does Loud Mean in Weed Industry Terms
As a general rule, if someone uses the word "loud" to describe their cannabis, it's some top-shelf, high THC, quality product. Loud marijuana is strong, potent, and has a deep, rich, and powerful scent. Loud weed is the strongest of the strong, the type of stuff that has massively high THC content and an even higher price tag.
If you see a cannabis strain or hear from someone that "they got that loud," then it means you're about to be exposed to some top-notch cannabis and likely a top-notch high to match. Simply put, a loud weed strain means that someone likely paid several hundred bucks to get their hands on an ounce of it.
But where did the term come from? And how did it rise to mainstream popularity?
The Origins of Loud
For those who aren't cannabis industry OG's, it might be a mystery to them as well where the term came from in the first place. No, it's not from your favorite rapper or that latest hit single on the pop charts. We're talking about the origins of where they learned it!
Before loud was ever a popular slang term for top-shelf, high THC cannabis in general, it was the name of a specific top-shelf, high THC strain. That strain was Loud Dream, an ultra-popular and ultra-expensive offshoot of Blue Dream.
This strain was famously hard to get your hands on, which inflated the price tag and grew its myth among cannabis industry connoisseurs looking to get some of their own. The hype around this strain grew so much that it famously had a street price of around $800 an ounce, which is absurdly high for any cannabis product, let alone a specific strain.
From there, the term "loud" became synonymous with top-notch, high THC cannabis strains. Thus the term "loud weed" was born. From there, the music industry took over, particularly in Atlanta. Southern artists like Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Oj DA Juiceman, to name a few, are some of the first hip-hop artists to name-drop loud in their music. And once an artist like them included loud in their work, or maybe even just used it off the cuff in an interview or two, and that's all it takes to propel a term into mainstream popularity.
The Rise of Loud Weed Strains
That rise in popularity has translated into fundamental changes for the cannabis industry overall. For example, two strains bearing the loud name and genetics have risen to incredibly mainstream popularity alongside the original OG Loud Dream.
While Loud Dream is a creativity-boosting, cerebral strain with around 15-28 percent THC content to get the brain buzzy and generate ideas, the original Loud and Loud Scout varieties have some unique and exciting traits as well.
Loud Scout, for example, is an indica-heavy hybrid that comes from Barcelona, Spain. With scents of berries, herbs, and plenty of pine and tastes of grape, lemon, and tropical fruit, this strain is as delicious to enjoy as it is powerful and loud to smoke. Another strain that's risen in popularity is the simply named Loud strain, which has unique traits all of its own.
Loud is a hybrid characterized by its ability to produce giggly, sleepy, and talkative effects on users while still giving off scents of citrus and pineapple and tasting like eucalyptus and tropical fruits. Overall, Loud is a strain that's great for those looking for a relatively low-key loud strain, one that won't overpower you but will still have enough juice to get the job done quickly and effectively.
The Bottom Line
At the end of the day, not all cannabis is created equally. That's where loud comes in. Loud is the top-shelf stuff, the best of the best. After all, if someone is willing to pay nearly $1000 for a single ounce of cannabis, it must be for a reason, right?
Loud is the cannabis with the highest THC content, the best genetics, and the more powerful and pungent smell. It's the stuff that if you manage to get your hands on, you'll have to make sure you enjoy it to its fullest.
Have you heard of the term loud before? What are your favorite loud strains? Share with us in the comments below!