25 Curious Facts About Cannabis Most People Don’t Realize

Cannabis, colloquially known as marijuana and by numerous other names, is probably the most common but at the same time most controversial soft drug. While the opponents often argue against marijuana by stating it is the so called “gateway drug” which increases the probability of trying harder, more dangerous drugs, defenders point out its healing properties and claim it is not as habit-forming as people generally think. Whatever your attitude to this phenomenon is, check out these 25 curious facts about cannabis you might have not known.

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The earliest recorded uses of marijuana come from the 3rd millennium BC. Charred cannabis seeds dating back to that era were found in a ritual brazier at an ancient burial site in today Romania.

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Consumption of this drug has been also recorded in ancient China (2800 BC) and Egypt (950 BC). In both cases, the evidence was found in mummies.

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Marijuana’s use is not limited to drugs; its fibers can also be made into rope or fabric. Scientists suggest the iconic stones on the Easter Islands might have been moved with the help of such ropes.

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Researches indicate that 42% of Americans have tried marijuana at least once.

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An indoor grow module housing just 4 plants consumes as much electricity as almost 30 fridges.

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In December 2012, the U.S. state of Washington became the first state to officially legalize cannabis in a state law with the state of Colorado following close behind.

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Marijuana and beer have more in common than you would think. Beer's hops are in the same family of flowering plants as cannabis.

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Marijuana doesn’t only treat people. Pet owners are already using the drug medicinally to help their suffering cats and dogs. However, in large quantities, cannabis can be deadly to animals.

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Toxicity of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent of marijuana is very low making human deaths from overdose extremely rare. If they happen, they usually follow injection of hashish oil.

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Legalizing marijuana would generate almost 9 billion dollars in federal and state tax annually.

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Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana-related criminality in the U.S. every year.

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After alcohol, marijuana is the second most popular recreational or mood-altering substance in the world.

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There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana. Some of the most common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, hemp or ganja.

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In North Korea, marijuana is legal. It’s not even considered a drug.

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Depending upon the weather conditions, soil type, time of harvest and other factors, a sample of marijuana can contain from 3% to 20% THC.

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As a farmer, George Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted its growth.

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From 1850 to 1942, marijuana was considered a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains and was easily obtained at local general stores or pharmacies throughout the U.S.

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Despite being beneficial to the human body in certain ways, one of marijuana´s downside is the fact that it suppresses your immune system.

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When used topically, in the form of a lotion or ointment for example, cannabis does not cause the inebriating effects associated with the drug and it doesn’t show up on a drug test.

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Bummer for the green cannabis fans: The production and distribution of marijuana in America emits as much carbon as 3 million cars.

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Held every November in Amsterdam, the Cannabis Cup is the world´s largest cannabis festival, where judges from around the world sample and vote for their favorite marijuana varieties.

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According to a scientific study, only about 9% of people who consume marijuana become clinically dependent on the drug.

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Marijuana is known to increase appetite and food consumption. Pigs in Bhutan are fed cannabis to make them hungrier and consequently fatter.

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The most potent form of marijuana is hash oil which usually contains 30 – 90% THC. The strongest type of hash oil is called “budder“, which has been known to contain up to 99.7% THC.

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The toughest drug laws in the world can be found in Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, for example, if you are arrested with 200 grams (seven ounces) of weed you can receive a death sentence.

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