25 Fun Facts About Marijuana

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Marijuana is one of nature’s greatest gifts. It has been found to have numerous health benefits for both humans and animals. Despite the many misconceptions about this plant propagated by the media, science has proven that it can ultimately outweigh the negatives. In this article, we will discuss the numerous fun facts about marijuana.

  1. According to the United Nations, the first interesting fact regarding marijuana is that it is used by roughly 158.8 million individuals worldwide. This census represents more than 3.8 percent of the world’s total population. That’s the total of the United States divided in half!
  2. Every day, approximately 6,000 Americans experiment with marijuana for the very first time. According to a national poll on drug use, this is the case.
  3. In the 1930s, Henry Anslinger of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics coined the term “marihuana” (the official name is Cannabis) to identify Mexican immigrants with the drug that had just been proclaimed illegal at the time. It was coined from the made-up word “marijuana” as part of a propaganda campaign to characterize the substance as “obscene” when the upper crust of society had previously experimented extensively with it.
  4. Men are two times more likely to consider taking marijuana for the first time in the United States alone. Women, on the other hand, make up a sizable portion of the cannabis sector.
  5. According to the United Nations, marijuana consumption in the United States is three times higher than the global average.
  6. According to various studies, marijuana is far safer than cigarette smoking and drinking alcohol. Compared to strong drugs like heroin and cocaine, marijuana improves the quality of life and certain elements of health, the polar opposite of hard narcotics. Despite this, the US Federal government continues to classify marijuana as a “Schedule 1” illicit substance. An old, out-of-date law from more than 80 years ago.
  7. California became the very first state to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes when it did so in 1996. California is light years ahead of the competition!
  8. There is a significant distinction between hemp and marijuana. Hemp is the same family as marijuana (cannabis), although it has very little THC. This industrial crop has been used to create dozens of high-quality products in the United States, including sails, paper, rope, and various other items, until it was ruled illegal.
  9. Marijuana strains could have a wide range of effects depending on the variety, cultivated, and genetic makeup. These effects can range from a conventional “high” to psychedelic, depending on the individual.
  10. Members of Tupac Shakur’s music group smoked Tupac’s ashes mixed with marijuana. This occurred following the artist’s assassination.
  11. Bhang, dagga, smoke, hash, old man, blanch, weed, chronic, reefer, pot, herb, ganja, skunk, cheeba, jolly green and grass are all slang terms for marijuana.
  12. The very first thing ever purchased online was a bag of marijuana, which happened in 1971 at Stanford University.
  13. THC is the chemical compound in marijuana that can alter one’s state of mind (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol).
  14. According to historical records, Chinese people have been using cannabis seeds as a food source since 6000 B.C..
  15. According to historical records, the Chinese emperor Shen Neng documented the use of marijuana as a medicinal drug in the year 2737 B.C.. Marijuana was traditionally used to treat and alleviate the pain associated with gout and rheumatism.
  16. Cannabis was preferred as an alternative for alcoholic beverages during the temperance movement of the 1880s and 1890s. According to statistics, the effects of alcohol kill approximately 88,000 people per year in the United States alone. Marijuana has never before or since been documented as a substance for whom the effects have been responsible for anyone else’s death.
  17. Samuell Caldwell, an American citizen, was the first to be arrested for violating the Marihuana Tax Act, which occurred in October of 1937. It was since marijuana was being sold without the newly enforced tax being collected. Caldwell was sentenced to four years of hard labor and a $1,000 fine, as well as community service.
  18. Because of the legalization of cannabis in Colorado, the state has experienced a historically low number of traffic fatalities. Why? Because if you smoke marijuana, you are either excessively cautious or aware that you are far too high on weed to do anything, let alone drive a vehicle. All of the responsible stoners deserve a shout-out.
  19. William Shakespeare, the great playwright, was a marijuana user. They discovered broken ceramic pipes in his backyard garden that had been contaminated with marijuana. To be completely honest, how else would someone write the things that he did?
  20. The first two drafts of the United States Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper, which is now considered environmentally friendly. It’s both ironic and fantastic at the very same time.
  21. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington all played important roles in developing the (once massive) hemp industry in the United States.
  22. Numerous studies have demonstrated that cannabis is extremely effective in treating a variety of different psychical and mental ailments, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, and depression.
  23. Marijuana and beer are mainly linked, at least in terms of the hops used in both. Hops, which are one of the most important ingredients in beer, are related to the marijuana plants.
  24. If you compare teenagers in states where marijuana is legalized to those in states where marijuana remains illegal, you will notice a significant difference. We do this because if you tell somebody or something not to do something and/or make it ‘taboo,’ they are more likely to do it for that very reason.
  25. If smoking a strain of marijuana that is too high in THC and anxiety-related, you can take CBD (in the form of a vape pen, edible, or another form) to counteract the effects of the high. Marijuana contains both CBD and THC, which work together to counteract each other’s effects.

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