Washington State Outlaws ‘Marijuana’—the Word, Not the Weed.
Opposition to marijuana, such as it is, typically focuses on the impact of weed. The Washington legislature, however, is more concerned with the impact of the word ‘marijuana’. If they think it’s racist to use that term rather than ‘cannabis’, then how do they feel about the impact of all the other words and place names we borrowed from the Spanish? ¡Qué lástima!
At least this controversy shows our busy legislators taking their time to face up to the crucial issues of our time….