Weed all about it: The origins of the word ‘marijuana’

How did the drug, once commonly known in the US by its scientific name, cannabis, come to be called marijuana?

Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’Marijuana grower Joe Rey feeds plants a combination of nutrients and molasses in a flower room at 3-D, Denver’s Discreet Dispensary, Dec. 4, 2013. Craig F. Walker / The Denver Post via Getty Images

The term “marijuana” enjoys a secure place in the American lexicon. The recent drive to legalize the drug for medicinal purposes has certainly helped loft the word into the mainstream. Marijuana-legalization movements for recreational use in Colorado and Washington state have played a role, too, as has the nascent legalization and decriminalization campaign sweeping through Latin America, most notably in Uruguay.

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Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’
Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’
Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’
Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’
Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’

Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’

Weed All About It: The Origins Of The Word ‘marijuana’

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