“Marijuana” is out and “cannabis” is in. Using slang terms for cannabis promotes deep-seated stereotypes and stigmatization. During the 2017 legislative session, a law was passed that changed the language in all Hawaii Revised Statutes and Hawaii Administrative Rules from “marijuana” to “cannabis.”
Today, the Department of Health updated the language on its medical cannabis program website. Many thanks to DOH for promoting best practices. Call it by its name – not slang. Call it cannabis!
Check out the Call Me Cannabis flyer for more information:
It is the Alliance’s mission to provide up-to-date and relevant industry information to the patients, dispensary applicants, and related businesses of Hawai‘i’s growing medicinal cannabis industry. If you are not yet an Alliance member, join today to receive the HDA Industry Update every month and to take an active role in the future of Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana industry. Contact us today and we will send you the Summer 2017 edition of the HDA Industry Update absolutely free to say thank you for your interest!
Call Me Cannabis!