Marijuana, or Cannabis?

The assigned committee has passed unanimously a bill to change all uses of the word “marijuana” with “cannabis” in both the Washington state laws and the regulator’s rules. It should get to the House floor soon.

The thinking is that marijuana is a racist term, invented in the 1930’s as a pejorative against Latinos. Which is true. I anticipate to continue to use it as a slang term, like “weed” or “pot”.

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