Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
“Colita” is literally a “little tail” in Spanish and in this case it means sweet, sweet marijuana. (the “colitas” are the clippings of the plant, the inexpensive, leafy buds)
Glenn Frey told the SF Chronicle in 2003 that:
Colitas….It means little tails, the very top of the plant. That was a dark, strange period of my life.
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