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  • Olivia Castro

What is Zaza?

Zaza has been a buzz word flying around recently in popular culture. It may be a word that you use often or it may even be stored in the deepest part of your brain without you even realizing you’ve heard “zaza” more times in your life than you think.

Picture this… you’re driving down an open road on a sunny day with nowhere to be, windows down, warm air flowing through your hair. YOu turn on some tunes to vibe out to…

You turn on Gucci Mane to hear, “Backwood full of zaza, I only smoke the greatest zaza...”

Not your favorite jam so you switch the song over to 21 Savage and you hear, “Smokin’ on zaza...”

Do you see now 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 surrounding this term. 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?

At Ohio Marijuana Card, we are here not only to provide you with the best medical marijuana service in the state but also to keep you up to date on marijuana news and trends in Ohio. So here’s what you need to know!

So What Exactly is Zaza?

If you have found your way on to this article, you probably have heard the term zaza which has been popularized by rap culture and also social media. Answering the question as to what zaza is can be a little difficult as there is still a lot of debate on this topic within the cannabis community!

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

To understand fully this true meaning of zaza we have to dig a little deeper into the culture that created it. In rap culture, the old saying stays true, “if you got it, flaunt it!”

Think of the lyrics to your favorite fun, upbeat hip-hop or rap song. I bet there are references to diamonds, chains, money, jets or anything luxurious; so why would cannabis be off limits? Zaza is simply an extension of this culture!

After the term zaza was popularized, dispensaries started actually designing strains and naming them zaza like this strain here on This is where the debate comes in.

Dispensaries are businesses at the end of the day. If the word zaza is trending and people are not sure what it truly is, they could sell a strain, name it zaza and jump on the trend in order to make some easy cash. It also could just be dispensaries honoring cannabis culture. If zaza is a new slang in the industry then why not make some fun strains with that name to reflect the times?

Regardless of why dispensaries are doing what they’re doing, most people in the cannabis community agree that zaza is simply high-end, rare marijuana and the term is not a reference to a specific strain you can buy at a dispensary.

How Much Does Zaza Cost?

Since zaza is basically super expensive marijuana, by definition it is 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. For the average person, $40 is on the higher price side for an eighth.

Remember an eighth of marijuana is 3.5 grams which can appear different based on the strain of cannabis. 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 generally more reasonable for an eighth.

Zaza, on the other hand, is not so reasonable as it is branded as “top shelf” marijuana. So in order for marijuana to be considered zaza it has to be much more expensive than the average cost of cannabis at your local dispensary. An eighth of zaza can be priced anywhere over $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 local Ohio dispensary?

Typically zaza refers to the flower form of marijuana which is legal to buy in Ohio as long as you have a medical marijuana card (which we can help you with)! Even though you can get flower products in Ohio, traditional zaza which rappers are referring to is much more expensive than what you can purchase at your local dispensary.

Types of Zaza Strains:

Here are some of the most expensive marijuana strains that are on the zaza level!

Fruity Pebbles

This strain is an indica-dominant hybrid which contains Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien and Green Ribbon. In 2012, it was engineered and distributed by Alien Genetics. This strain is super cute as it actually looks like Fruity Pebbles! 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 alone goes for $1500!

Cannabis Caviar

Cannabis Caviar is not a strain but more of a concept. It comes about by soaking high quality marijuana buds ranging anywhere from 5-20% THC in 30-80% THC cannabis oil. Once the buds are fully 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!

Loud Dream

This is a sativa-dominant strain that is the most expensive strain! This is because 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 sativa should. It is most known for its high THC level which is around 26-28%. This zaza sells for $800 an ounce!

White Fire OG

You get the best of both worlds with White Fire OG as it is one of the strongest hybrid strains in the world. It offers an intense yet energetic experience that many fall in love with. 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.

How do I get my medical marijuana card?

Getting a medical marijuana card in Ohio has never been easier!

In order to qualify for an Ohio Marijuana Card, you must fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Individuals 18 years of age or older (Patients under 18 years of age must assign a caregiver who is at least 21 years of age.)

  • Have a current diagnosis of a qualifying condition

  • Be an Ohio resident with proof of residency

  • Meet with a Certified Ohio Marijuana Doctor

We are here to help you with all of this!

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

The staff and compassionate physicians at Ohio 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 Ohio medical marijuana card, now is a great time to have an evaluation. A majority of people who schedule an appointment with us end up qualifying, and we can even assist you obtain your medical records if needed. 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 or our office, our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have, and we take pride in our ongoing customer support. You are never alone in your healing journey when you join the Ohio Marijuana Card family!

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


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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