The History of the Word Marijuana

The extent of misinformation about cannabis in our culture has had drastic impacts both within and outside of the cannabis industry. The vastness of conflicting information on what cannabis is and the history of its different names spans many perspectives, from urban myths to the most recent scholarship. The lack of truth and the obscurity of the full picture hijacks our full understanding of cannabis.  The word marijuana is a perfect example of misinformation and is nearly as misunderstood as marijuana itself.  

Check out the video from our Interpening course of Professor Santiago Guerra explaining the true origins, history, and fascinating story behind the word marijuana.