Washington state legislature strikes word 'marijuana' from state laws,
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 25 14:00:21 2022
By Jon Brown
Published April 25, 2022
The Washington State Legislature recently passed a bill replacing the
word "marijuana" with "cannabis" in all state laws, citing the alleged
racist origins of the Spanish word.
"The term ‘marijuana’ itself is pejorative and racist," said Democratic state Rep. Melanie Morgan claimed during 2021 testimony regarding House
Bill 1210, which she sponsored, according to local CBS affiliate KIRO 7.
"As recreational marijuana use became more popular, it was negatively associated with Mexican immigrants," Morgan explained. "Even though it
seems simple because it’s just one word, the reality is we’re healing
the wrongs that were committed against Black and Brown people around