In the past, and still in some localities, any kind of drug, including “soft” drugs like marijuana
. Currently most often used used specifically for heroin
. Regional variation can cause confusion.
The antidrug commercials (often featuring marijuana
), tagline: “Why do you think they call it dope
“Shooting yourself with dope (heroin
) is just less efficient than using a gun.”
“Someone scored some great dope
and we smoked all day.”
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