How To Identify A Groovy Stoner From Back In The Day

Woman Smoking Marijuana A hippie woman lights up a marijuana joint in Golden Gate Park. (Photo by © Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

The counterculture era meant a lot of different things to different people. This was a time of change as well as growing pains for the United States. The times were changing socially, politically and otherwise. If you know anything about this historic era, you will remember that recreational drugs were front and center. This time in American history is widely associated with the emergence of a demographic referred to as beatniks, hippies and stoners.

Hippies were often identified as, “stoners.”

“STONER” [stoh-ner]


Slang. a person who is habitually high on drugs, especially marijuana, or alcohol; a person who is usually “stoned.”