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Washington State is banning the use of the word “marijuana” in state law, citing its historically racist connotations.
“The term ‘marijuana’ itself is pejorative and racist,” Democratic state representative Melanie Morgan said after the bill was introduced in January 2021. “As recreational marijuana use became more popular, it was negatively associated with Mexican immigrants.” She, along with other Washington Democrats and drug legalization activists, has blamed marijuana criminalization for creating the negative association, alleging the word “was used as a racist terminology to lock up black and brown people,” according to KIRO 7 News, a CBS affiliate.
The article goes on to state the following:
House Bill 1210, which passed the state House and Senate in February, will replace the term with the word “cannabis” throughout Washington’s legal code. Gov. Jay Inslee (D.) signed the bill into law in March, but it won’t take effect until June.
Fox News anchor Jesse Watters spoke out on the story, noting the irony that the first state to legalize marijuana is now banning the word.
So now the word “Marijuana” is racist?!? WTF?!? pic.twitter.com/bzYut6FdJz
— Guns&Gadgets (@Guns_Gadgets) April 26, 2022
“Pot,” “weed,” “grass,” “Mary Jane,” “flower” — there is no shortage of terms to describe cannabis. However, Washington state is taking one word officially off the table: “marijuana.”https://t.co/RNSLLOOQ0k
— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) April 23, 2022
NEW: Washington State is banning the use of the word “marijuana” in state law, calling the term “pejorative and racist.”
Democratic state rep. Melanie Morgan said the word “was negatively associated with Mexican immigrants.”
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 25, 2022
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