30 Did you know? Facts about cannabis

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1 - The word “canvas” is related to the word “cannabis.” Historically, canvases were made of hemp. [1]

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2 - Bob Marley was buried with his Bible, his guitar, and bud of marijuana. [2]

3 - Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew hemp on their plantations. The British crown even ordered the colonists to grow the plant. [3]

4 - DMHP is a synthetic version of marijuana. Developed by the U.S. military in 1949, the effects of the drug can last for days. [4]

5 - Since 2015, marijuana has become the fastest growing industry in the U.S. If marijuana becomes legal in all 50 states, the industry will become larger than the organic food market. [5]

6 - Bhang” is an Indian milkshake whose main ingredient is marijuana. [6]

7 - The first item sold over the Internet was a bag of marijuana over 40 years ago. Stanford students used Arapnet (an early form of the Internet) to buy weed from their counterparts at MIT. [7]

8 - Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once, and more than 25 million have smoked it in the last year. [8]

9 - According to the U.N., 158.8 million people around the world use marijuana, which is over 3.8% of the world’s population.[9]

10 - According to one national survey on drug use, each day approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time. [10]

11 - Men are over twice as likely as women to use marijuana in the U.S.[9]

12 - In the United States, marijuana use is three times higher than the global average. However, the rate of use is about the same as other Western democracies. [11]

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13 - Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C. [12]

14 - The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicinal drug occurred in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung. The emperor documented the drug’s effectiveness in treating the pains of rheumatism and gout. [12]

15 - Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana. [13]

16 - The Rastafarian religion considers marijuana to be one of its sacraments.[14]

17 - The energy needed to produce 2.2 pounds of marijuana indoors is equivalent to the amount of energy required to drive across the U.S. five times in a car that gets 44 miles to the gallon.[3]

18 - After Tupac Shakur’s murder, members of his music group mixed Tupac’s ashes with marijuana and smoked the concoction.[15]

19 - Common terms for marijuana include reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, Blanch, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, dagga, smoke, hash, tar, and oil. [3]

20 - Researchers discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana.[16]

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21 - The ropes, sails, and caulking of the Mayflower were all made from hemp fiber. [17]

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22 - Betsy Ross’s first flag of the U.S. was made of hemp. [17]

23 - Over 120,00 pounds of hemp fiber were used to rig the U.S.S. Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” the oldest Navy ship in America.[17]

24 - Since the legalization of marijuana in the Colorado, highway fatalities have hit a historic low.[18]

25 - The first two drafts of the United States Declaration of Independence were written on paper made from hemp.[19]

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26 - Weed Is Beer’s Cousin! Beer hops are in the same family of flowering plants as cannabis. We thought the plants looked similar… and now we know why. [20]

27 - Shakespeare Smoked Cannabis. Maybe his source of inspiration? Marijuana residues were found in William Shakespeare’s home, which we believe could have been an enormous aid in writing all the screenplays and poems. [21]

28 - Cannabis Has Over 100 Active Cannabinoids. In fact, over 120. The most famous ones are (you guessed it!) THC and CBD. [22]

29 - LA Is Weed Wonderland. Los Angeles, aside from being the city of stars, has more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks. Welcome to LaLa Land. [23]

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30 - Uruguay Was The Future. In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize growing, selling, and consuming cannabis. [24]

References

[1 - "Canvas." Online Etymology Dictionary. Accessed: April 9, 2017.]
[2 - Goldstein, Jack. 101 Amazing Bob Marley Facts. Andrews UK England, 2012.]
[3 - Pappas, Stephanie. “11 Odd Facts about Marijuana.” Live Science. October 10, 2014. Accessed: July 27, 2016.]
[4 -Steve, Elliot. The Little Black Book of Marijuana. White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 2011.]
[5 - Ferner, Matt. “Legal Marijuana is the Fastest Growing Industry in the U.S.” The Huffington Post. January 26, 2016. Accessed: July 27, 2016.]
[6 - "Right Kick for Day-Long Masti." The Times of India. Mar 16, 2014. Accessed: April 10, 2017.]
[7 - Power, Mike. “Online Highs are as Old as the Net: The First e-Commerce was a Drug Deal.” The Guardian. April 19, 2013. Accessed: July 27, 2016.]
[8 - U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy. “Marijuana Facts & Figures.” Accessed: February 10, 2009. g World Drug Report 2009.]
[9 - Kuhn, Cynthia, et. al. Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy. 4th ed. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. 2014.]
[10 - U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy. “Marijuana Facts & Figures.” Accessed: February 10, 2009. g World Drug Report 2009.]
[11 - Holland, Julie, M.D. ed. The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press. 2010.]
[12 - Abel, Ernest L. Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years. New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1980.]
[13 - Leggett, Ted. “Why Should We Care about Cannabis?” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Accessed: November 29, 2008.]
[14 - Stewart, Phil. “Rasta Pot Smokers Win Legal Leeway in Italy.” Reuters. July 10, 2008. Accessed: July 27, 2016.]
[15 - Aitken, Peter C. “The Young Outlawz Admit to Smoking Tupac Shakur Ashes Mixed with Marijuana in 1996.” New York Daily News. August 31, 2011. July 27, 2016.]
[16 - Bishop, Jerry. "Study Says Chocolate Chemicals Create Marijuana-Like Reaction." The Wall Street Journal. August 22, 1996. Accessed: April 10, 2017.]
[17 - Steve, Elliot. The Little Black Book of Marijuana. White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 2011.
[18 - Balko, Radley. "Road Fatalities in Colorado Have Plummeted Since Marijuana was Legalised." Independent. September 13, 2015. Accessed: April 10, 2017.]
[19 - Robinson, Rowan. The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World’s Most Extraordinary Plant. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 1996.]
[20 - Robinson, Rowan. The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World’s Most Extraordinary Plant. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 1996.]
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So I wonder if the MIT guys shipped that bag cross country? Lol

I am thinking Hawaii

Thanks for the facts. I didn't know most if them.