What does “Pakalolo” mean?

Pakalolo is the Hawaiian word for cannabis, which spread into English language usage during World War II. It gained a resurgence in popularity after its use in a biography on former president Barack Obama, where it's revealed that he used to smoke pakalolo quite regularly. It tends to be used most often in beach settings, and the term itself can also be used to describe a person who smokes cannabis.

Example usage:

“My family's visiting from the mainland, so I want to treat them to some fire pakalolo.”


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