New Book “Cannabis vs Marijuana: Language, Landscape and Context” Sets Standard for Cannabis Discourse

Book cover of Cannabis versus marijuana By David Paleschuck

Oaksterdam University Alum and Faculty David Paleschuck celebrates the release of his latest book, “Cannabis vs. Marijuana: Language, Landscape and Context,” which delves deep into the implications of cannabis-related terminology.

Paleschuck, a cannabis brand consultant and bestselling author of Branding Bud: The Commercialization of Cannabis,”  releases his second book In an era when the cannabis industry is rapidly evolving, and understanding the power of language has never been more critical.

”A trailblazing work at a crucial juncture. This book sparks the essential dialogue needed to reshape our language, challenge stereotypes, and build a more inclusive and informed future for cannabis,” says Oaksterdam University Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, who contributed the forward to the book. Jones oversaw publishing of The Oaksterdam Cannabis Terminology Style Guide through Oaksterdam Publishing, which serves as a companion piece to Paleschuck’s deep dive into the language around the plant.

Dale has also appeared on David Paleschuck’s podcast “Branding Bud Live” to discuss Cannabis and Activism, which language contributes to.

Paleschuck intricately examines the influence of language on societal perceptions, exploring the historical and cultural complexities of cannabis terminology. With insightful chapters on culture, legislation, education, and global perspectives, this book reshapes the discourse on cannabis. 

The book aims to reassure readers about the facts and dispel myths, leaving them feeling inspired to take part in the ongoing dialogue. It’s an essential resource for policymakers, researchers, industry professionals, advocates, and consumers who wish to be knowledgeable and competent in their vocabulary and discussions about cannabis. 

“Cannabis vs Marijuana: Language, Landscape and Context” acknowledges the reader’s quest for understanding in a changing landscape and equips them with the words to be at the forefront of the conversation. 

Ultimately, the book challenges readers to reconsider the words they use and the meanings they convey when discussing cannabis, paving the way for a more informed and normalized dialogue. 

“Cannabis vs Marijuana: Language, Landscape and Context” isn’t just a book—it’s a catalyst for change in the ongoing conversation about cannabis.

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