Tennessee Senator Releases Cannabis New Medicinal Campaign Ad
Despite the number of voters in favor of a marijuana reform, there is no current legislation passed in the Tennessee legislature. Last Friday, Oct. 23, Sen. Steve Dickerson, a Republican for Tennessee released a 30-second commercial spot lighting marijuana criminalization and benefits of medicinal cannabis. Dickerson also said the policy change would be legislative priority if he’s reelected.
It’s past time for Tennessee to legalize medical cannabis and give our sickest residents a smart, safe treatment to help with chronic pain. Legalization and securing criminal justice reform have been my top priorities, and I won’t stop fighting until we’ve changed the law. pic.twitter.com/28eFUy3loZ— Steve Dickerson (@DickersonforS20) October 23, 2020
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Another name that is easy to guess is why it was given to weed. Green is referring to the color of weed.
This term is commonly used in the media. It can be a day like April 20th or 4:20 p.m./a.m. Many have used the day and time to smoke weed. It is also a worldwide stoner holiday. For example, like the Cannabis festival in Humboldt county on 4/20. The origin of 420 is still unknown but the term is commonly used. One of the stories is that it began in the 1970s with a group of California students at Rafael High School who would meet to smoke weed at 4:20 p.m.
Weed is also called skunk because of the smell of the plant. Some find the smell unpleasant. It differs from person to person.
This word became a slang word because of a famous rapper, his name Snoop Dog. In an interview with actor/comedian Seth Rogan, Snoop Dog and he were getting high and explained that he first used the word in the 1990s when he misheard someone. That person told Snoop Dog that they were growing cannabis hydroponically at a party and Snoop Dog thought they said “hydrochronic”. Snoop Dog later shortened it to “chronic”. Other rappers, like Dr. Dre, started using the term. He also used it for his classic album “The Chronic.”
Doja as in Doja Cat the artist is also a slang term for weed. This word existed before Doja Cat came up with her name but in an interview with Capital Xtra, she explained that it was another word for weed and she chose it as the name because it sounded cute.
Names From Different Languages Or Cultures
This term is used in Jamaica but the word is Sanskrit for the word hemp. Sanskrit is an old Indo-Aryan language of South Asia. Ganja is “a potent and selective preparation of marijuana used especially for smoking.”
This term came from the Spanish language. It means speck and is used to describe a small amount of weed. It is popular in Latin America and the southern states like California or Texas.
Another word for weed, the term comes from North Africa and is pretty common in Morocco.
This is a term that comes from South Africa. According to the United Nations website, the word is derived from the Hottentot word “dacha”
This term is used in Hawaii and is a Hawaiian word.
This term came from the Spanish language. Doña is used as a form of respect to call a woman who is typically older. Juanita is a regular name in Spanish. The reason people call weed, Doña Juanita, is probably from the word marijuana. Marijuana has the word “Juana” and why she is Juanita.
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Watt, J. M. (1961, 01 01). Dagga in South Africa. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/bulletin/bulletin_1961-01-01_3_page003.html