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What is zaza?

Zaza has been a buzz word flying around for the past year or so. It may be a term that you use often or it may be stored in the deepest part of your brain without you even realizing you’ve heard “zaza” more frequently than you think.

Imagine yourself driving down an open road on a sunny day with nowhere to be, windows down, warm air flowing through your hair. You turn on your radio so you can vibe to some of your favorite tunes. . .

Gucci Mane comes on and you hear, “Backwood full of zaza, I only smoke the greatest zaza. . .”

Not your favorite jam so you switch to 21 Savage and he raps, “Smokin’ on zaza. . .”

Now you should remember how many times you’ve actually heard zaza whether you knew what it was a reference to or not! But there are still a lot of questions. What exactly is zaza? Is it a specific strain or just a general term for marijuana? How much does it cost and where can I get some to try? Do I qualify for medical marijuana? Here’s what you need to know!

What is zaza?

Many of you have heard the term zaza which has been popularized by rap culture and social media. There is still a lot of debate within the cannabis community about what zaza is exactly!

Zaza is most commonly used as a reference to top quality, high-grade marijuana. But where did the specific word “zaza” come from, you ask? Well I’ll tell you! The word zaza comes from “exotic” meaning it is rare and high-end. Exotic turned into “za-tic” which became “za” then “zaza”!

There is a part of rap culture that stays true to the old saying, “if you got it, flaunt it!” Think of your favorite fun, upbeat hip-hop song. I bet there are references to diamonds, chains, money, jets or anything luxurious; so why would marijuana be off limits? Zaza is simply an extension of this culture!

After zaza was popularized, dispensaries started actually designing strains and naming them zaza like this strain here on This could be for a number of reasons. Dispensaries are businesses at the end of the day. If the word zaza is trending and people are unsure of what it truly is, they could sell a zaza strain to jump on that trend and make some extra cash. It also could just be dispensaries honoring marijuana culture. If zaza is a new slang in the industry then why not make some fun strains with that name?

Regardless of why dispensaries are doing what they’re doing, most people in the marijuana community agree that zaza is simply high end marijuana and is not a reference to a specific marijuana strain.

How much does zaza weed cost?

Zaza is basically super expensive marijuana so by definition, it’s not cheap. Prices for marijuana at a dispensary vary based on a number of factors such as quality, time of year, competition and so on. But on average an eighth of marijuana typically ranges from around $25-40 depending on these factors. And for some $40 is on the higher end for an eighth.

Remember an eighth of marijuana is 3.5 grams which can look different based on the strain of marijuana that you choose. But whether it is denser or fluffier, at the end of the day, an eighth is really only about 5-7 buds so a lower price point is more reasonable for an eighth.

Zaza, on the other hand, is not so reasonable since it is “top shelf” marijuana. So in order for marijuana to be considered zaza it has to be much more expensive than the average cost of marijuana at a dispensary. An eighth of zaza can be priced anywhere from $60 to almost $100!

Can I get zaza?

I know what you’re thinking, how can I get my hands on some zaza? Do I even have access to it at my pharmacy?

Zaza mostly refers to the flower form of marijuana. So in the state of Louisiana, zaza really is not accessible since flower is not sold in pharmacies. But not to worry! This gives you enough time to pinch your pennies so you can ball on a budget if zaza becomes available to you in the future!

What are some examples of zaza?

Even though you really can’t get zaza in Louisiana, there are still some fun examples of zaza that you can wish on a star for. Here are some of the most expensive marijuana strains that are on the zaza level!

Fruity Pebbles

The Fruity Pebbles strain is an indica-dominant hybrid which contains Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien and Green Ribbon. It was engineered and distributed by Alien Genetics back in 2012. This strain actually looks like Fruity Pebbles as it is a vibrant and colorful strain that is also one of the most potent on the market when it was first released. This strain is definitely zaza as a pack of the seeds goes for $1500!

Loud Dream

This is a sativa-dominant strain that is the most expensive strain of marijuana in the word! Loud Dream is rare and is created from back-crossing of Blue Dream and itself. It is known for sparking creativity and focus, just like a classic sativa should. It is most known for its extremely high THC level which is around 26-28%. This zaza sells for $800 an ounce!

White Fire OG

White Fire OG offers the best of both worlds as it is one of the strongest hybrid strains in the world. It offers an intense yet energetic experience that many love. This strain is a blend of The White and Fire OG and contains on average about 30% THC! This zaza goes for about $600 an ounce.

Cannabis Caviar

Cannabis Caviar is not a strain but more of a concept. It comes about by soaking high quality cannabis buds ranging from 5-20% THC in high 30-80% THC cannabis oil. Once the cannabis buds are soaked, the extremely potent Cannabis Caviar is born! Cannabis Caviar is definitely zaza as it is the most expensive way to consume cannabis and sells for $1,400 an ounce!

If I can’t get zaza at my pharmacy, what can I get?

There is still so much that a medical marijuana patient can access in Louisiana even though zaza is out of reach. So what can you get at the pharmacy with your medical marijuana card? Below is a list of marijuana delivery methods that are approved or available within Louisiana and a description of what they are!

  • Tinctures:

    • Medical marijuana tinctures are a great way to self-measure your medication. They come packaged in a 30 mL glass bottle with a dropper to self-titrate. It can be administered either orally or sublingually for fast effects.

  • Oil:

    • The marijuana plant can be reduced to a concentrated extract form. Medical marijuana oil can be easily consumed just like a tincture, orally or under your tongue via a dropper.

  • Edibles:

    • Edibles are limited in Louisiana to gelatin based chewables. These chewables are a good alternative for patients who don’t want to consume capsules or want to dose steady amounts throughout the day.

  • Inhalers:

    • In Louisiana, metered dose inhalers are available for patients and contain natural extracts of marijuana.

  • Capsules:

    • Capsules are a simple pill-like form which is easily administered orally. This gives long lasting effects throughout the day!

  • Transdermal patches:

    • These patches lie right on the skin and seep medical marijuana straight into the bloodstream for all day relief. These are the most user friendly for novice medical marijuana patients!

  • Topicals:

    • Topicals are medical marijuana infused lotions or creams. This helps pinpoint pain or skin conditions that the patient may be treating. This is a good method for those who don’t want to experience any altered state of mind.

How do I get my medical marijuana card?

Getting a medical marijuana card in the state of Louisiana has never been easier!

In order to qualify for a Louisiana Marijuana License, you must fulfill the following qualifications: be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition; have the official written certification from a Louisiana licensed physician; and be a Louisiana resident with proof of residency, (LA driver’s license or LA state ID card).

We can help you with all of this!

To receive a medical marijuana card in Louisiana, you have to be diagnosed with a medical condition by a certified doctor. Following is a list of the most common conditions: ​​

Even if you do not have a diagnosis on the list, you may still qualify if a doctor decides you have a debilitating condition that would benefit from treatment with medical marijuana.

The staff and compassionate physicians at Louisiana Marijuana Card can tell you if you qualify in a matter of minutes!

Book a Medical Marijuana Appointment Today!

If you have not yet received your medical marijuana card, now is a great time to have an evaluation. Most people who attend an appointment with Louisiana Marijuana Card end up qualifying, and we can even help you obtain your medical records if necessary. We are here to help you through the entire process!

We offer telemedicine so you can talk to one of our doctors from the comfort of your home, our staff is always available to answer any questions you have, and we take pride in our ongoing customer support. You are never alone in your healing journey when you join the family Louisiana Marijuana Card!

You can also stay connected with us day to day! Check out our blog to educate yourself about medical marijuana. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter, to join the Louisiana medical marijuana community.

Don’t wait another day to find the relief you deserve!


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