Story: English language in New Zealand

Wordy weed

Wordy weed

There are distinctive New Zealand names for cannabis, an illegal drug. Two of the best known are Coromandel green and electric puha.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 18 April 2009, p. 3

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Dianne Bardsley, 'English language in New Zealand - New words', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40333/wordy-weed (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 5 Sep 2013