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‘Marijuana’ or ‘cannabis’? Supes decide

By Hans Peter

Tuesday’s Yolo County Board of Supervisors meeting saw a small step for county officials, but a giant leap for cannabis advocates everywhere.

It’s been over a year since Californians voted for legal adult use of cannabis, and Yolo County officials finally opted to officially refer to the plant as “cannabis” and not “marijuana,” a word the industry has tried to shake for decades.

The small difference took all of two minutes for supervisors to discuss, when District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor said he wasn’t sure of the difference, has been encouraged to call it “cannabis.” Likewise, the state uses that language on their documents.

Read more at the Daily Democrat

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