Origin of Marijuana
From Mexican Spanish marihuana, from mariguan. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin; possibly from Nahuatl mallihuan (“prisoner").
Alteration by influence of the proper name María Juana (“Mary Jane") is believed to be folk etymology.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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