It's Official: 'Cannabis' Replaces 'Marijuana' In Washington State's Legal Jargon Starting In August

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board adopted a motion to implement 2022 legislation that replaces the word “marijuana” with “cannabis” in all state laws, reported Big Country News. Governor Jay Inslee  signed the bill into law in March. With the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s adoption, the new rules are expected to take effect on August 6 . The measure refers to the racist origins of the Spanish word for weed as utilized by Harry Anslinger , who was the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics that later became the ... Full story available on