“OIUD” is a slang term used to refer to weed or cannabis. The word is a playful play on the French word “oui,” which means “yes” in English. When “oui” is pronounced, it sounds like “wee,” and by adding a “d” to it, it resembles the word “weed.”

This term gained popularity on social media platforms, particularly TikTok and Instagram, during the years 2020 and 2021. Users started using “Ouid” as a way to circumvent censorship of “weed” content on these platforms. By using this code word, they could discuss or share cannabis-related content without directly mentioning the prohibited term “weed.”

Teenagers, often finding creative ways to rebel and communicate, embraced the use of “Ouid” to discuss cannabis discreetly. However, as platforms became aware of the term’s meaning, they began removing content that used “Ouid” to bypass their content policies.

It is worth noting that the term “Ouid” has a potential ironic association with “OUID” as an abbreviation for “Operating Under the Influence of Drugs.” In certain jurisdictions, such as Michigan, OUID refers to the offense of driving while impaired by specific types of drugs, similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. For most purposes, however, if viewing content related to our beloved plant, OUID is another slang term right along with weed, dank, mary jane, and others that refer to cannabis.