In our last article, we discussed the origin and controversy surrounding the word “marijuana” as compared to the scientific term “cannabis.” If neither term feels quite right, don’t worry. Our writers delved deep into every source on slang this week to bring you thirty-four unusual terms for cannabis, with brief explanations of each. You’re sure to find your new favorite name for your favorite plant below.
The American cannabis industry is rapidly growing and evolving with every passing year. With the increased popularity and policy changes surrounding the plant, a number of controversies have also arisen. How much testing do we need before legalizing each form of cannabis? What should the legal age be? Is state-by-state legalization enough, or is Federal legalization an essential step?
It’s no secret that the legal status of cannabis and CBD vary significantly from state to state. Colorado was the first to allow the possession of cannabis for adults above age 21, and establish a regulatory structure for the sale of recreational weed. Today, thirty-three states allow cannabis for medical use with a valid MMJ card. A third of those have also legalized the possession of cannabis for recreational adult use – with ten more states following Colorado’s lead in the past twelve years.