Where is the "head shop"?

Pearsons, Enid epearsons at RANDOMHOUSE.COM
Mon Jun 18 13:45:08 UTC 2001

It's in the Random House Unabridged and College Dictionaries.  Actually, the
other guys have it too:  WNW, AHD, MW (Collegiate), Encarta.  See?  We all
really _do_ need to keep updating our dictionaries when new editions come

Enid Pearsons
Senior Editor
Random House Reference

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Bigham [mailto:TlhovwI at AOL.COM]
> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 9:41 PM
> Subject: Where is the "head shop"?
> I've probably just over looked it.  But, I can't find "head
> shop" anywhere (OED Online most importantly).  I wanted to
> know if the "head" part related to (Grateful) Dead-heads, but
> I'm at loss here.
> I know this is a common word (a place where one buys
> marijuana-smoking accessories) and I know it is NOT exclusive
> to Southern Illinois. Am I missing something?  Do y'all know
> this term?  Can anyone help me on the history?
> -dsb
> Douglas S. Bigham
> Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

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