The Origin of "Marijuana"

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In the 1900's, there were many lies fed to the press by cannabis prohibitionists. At the time, most readers...
In the 1900's, there were many lies fed to the press by cannabis prohibitionists. At the time, most readers knew about cannabis from advertisements, doctors and local pharmacies, but “marihuana” (as it was originally spelt) was presumably something different. In fact, the general public learned the term from propaganda that treated marihuana as a new threat, not the already familiar cannabis. Why did prohibitionists adopt obscure slang rather than use the botanical and medical name? Where do researchers believe the word “marihuana” originated, and how did it eventually become common-use? In this video from the PRØHBTD Learn series, stay ahead of the curve and educate yourself further. To learn more visit us at www.prohbtd****. Music provided by Format Entertainment www.formatent****.