Common UK slang referring to the leaves or resin of the marijuana plant. It can be smoked or eaten, and produces a relaxed, dream-like state. Its' active ingredient is THC (Tetra-hydro-cannibibol). Possesion and supply of cannabis (leaves or resin) is currently illegal under the UK's moronic Misuse of Drugs Act

In the larger cities of the US Upper Midwest, teens often use "dope" to describe something cool, trippy, phat or awesome. Example: "This Paul Oakenfold track is soooo dope!" In my experience, rural teens mock those who use this word, however.

Dope (dOp), n. [D. doop a dipping, fr. doopen to dip. Cf. Dip.]

1.

Any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as of opium for medicinal purposes, of grease for a lubricant, etc.

2.

Any preparation, as of opium, used to stupefy or, in the case of a race horse, to stimulate. [Slang or Cant]

3.

An absorbent material; esp., in high explosives, the sawdust, infusorial earth, mica, etc., mixed with nitroglycerin to make a damp powder (dynamite, etc.) less dangerous to transport, and ordinarily explosive only by suitable fulminating caps.

4.

Information concerning the previous performances of race horses, or other facts concerning them which may be of assistance in judging of their chances of winning future races; sometimes, similar information concerning other sports. [Sporting Slang]

 

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Dope, v. t.

1.

To treat or affect with dope; as, to dope nitroglycerin; specif.:

(a)

To give stupefying drugs to; to drug. [Slang]

(b)

To administer a stimulant to (a horse) to increase his speed. It is a serious offense against the laws of racing. [Race-track Slang]

2.

To judge or guess; to predict the result of, as by the aid of dope. [Slang]

 

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