Well, you may have noticed that there’s a movement away from “marijuana,” as both growers and retailers brand their product as “cannabis.” It’s hard to argue with that move, considering the actual name of the plant in question is technically cannabis.
“This is certainly a conversation within the industry and the [legalization] movement,” says Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a national trade organization that works to promote and legitimize the legal cannabis industry.
“Overall, we prefer to use the term cannabis, both because it’s more scientific and because it doesn’t carry the history of the word ‘marijuana,'” she says.
July 7, 2016
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