I had an odd thought today while walking around on campus. I was thinking about how some of my friends and other people that I know jokingly refer to marijuana as "the pot," and how a lot of people who don't like marijuana or people who tend to think that it's the devils drug call it "pot." But where the hell did the word "pot" come from? I've heard people refer to marijuana as weed (most common usage probably), reefer, ganja etc. and even though I've never personally heard people use terms like grass, doobies, dope, maryjane, etc., I know that at some point people refered to marijuana by these names as well. Just by looking at the names, I can see the obvious connection to marijuana, but POT?!?! I just don't see the connection. So, anyone here seem to know where the term comes from and about when it was first used? I'm really curious, this has been on my mind all day.