Apr 9, 2016 8:00 AM

Marijuana Fun Facts

Did you know that it will take approximately 1500 pounds of marijuana consumed in 15 minutes to make a weed smoker die? Or did you hear that Paraguay is the largest producer of cannabis in the world? If you want to know more fun facts about marijuana, just read our article.

One of such facts about medical marijuana is that THC has psychoactive side effects. They show in the form of euphoria, loss of inhibition and sense of time. Marijuana can also increase your visual sensitivity and improve your imagination.

There are more than 200 slang names for marijuana in the popular vernacular. You probably know some of them, like pot, weed, and grass. But if you google it, you will certainly find out that much more names exist nowadays.

Did you know that George Washington himself grew marijuana on his farm?

Cannabis usage is stated to be healthier than drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. However, permanent weed smokers can face the same health problems as tobacco devotees, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.

The first usage of marijuana as a medical drug was detected back in 2737 B.C. According to the facts, it was consumed by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatism.

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country that legalized growing, selling, and consuming marijuana.

The name “marijuana” originates from the Mexican slang term for cannabis. It is derived from the Spanish pronunciation of two feminine names Mary and Jane. The term gained ground in the United States in the late 1800s.

Dr. James C. Munch, a member of the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics’ Advisory Committee, stated on oath that smoking cannabis turned him into a bat.

Did you know that beer has much in common with cannabis? Beer hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

Carl Sagan was in favor of marijuana legalization. He preferred to be anonymous, that is why he took a pseudonym Mr. X to write a paper. This fact was revealed only after his death.

According to clinical studies, at most 9% of weed smokers become clinically dependent.

The first online transaction through was the sale of marijuana. Stanford students bought cannabis from MIT students.

California was the first American state to ban cannabis a century ago. However, in 1996, this state became the first to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

In 1850-1942, the citizens of the United States were able to buy marijuana at any local general store or pharmacy. The thing is that cannabis was thought to be a quite useful medication. Many patients who wanted to minimize nausea, pain, and rheumatism used it.

Back in the 1890s, during the temperance movement, cannabis was used as alcohol substitution. The reason was simple. While alcohol consumption usually led to domestic violence, marijuana did not.

Cannabis is legal for personal use in Alaska. But few people know that it has already been legal for more than 40 years.

There is a synthetic version of cannabis, which is called "dimethylheptylpyran." It was made in 1949 by the U.S. military. The effects of this medicine can last for three days.

The number of Colorado dispensaries is three times the number of Starbucks coffeehouses.

In 2015, it was stated that the legal marijuana industry was the fastest-growing one in the United States.

In Bhutan, a country in South Asia, cannabis is generally used to feed pigs.

In 2008, 789 grams of cannabis was found in the most unexpected place. Scientists found it in a Chinese tomb. The age of the weed was about 2700 years.

It is a well-known fact that Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible, and a bud of pot.

The Netherlands can boast of having a considerable number of public facilities for the safe testing of such recreational drugs as marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy.

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