10 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Cannabis Drug
With so many US states legalizing cannabis in one form or another, it’s becoming much more socially acceptable to talk about the cannabis drug. If you find yourself discussing marijuana frequently with your friends and colleagues, then have a look at these uncommonly known facts about marijuana, so you have something interesting to chat about, next time the subject arises.
1. Cannabis Has Been in Space
A weather balloon holding 95 seeds, a cloned plant and a joint were sent 19 miles up into the air, and there are even stories of NASA spacemen throwing cannabis seeds out into space during a mission.
2. Word Up!
There are estimated to be around 2000 different words that can be used instead of the word ‘cannabis’. Ganja, marijuana, weed and pot are just a handful.
3. Decriminalizing Marijuana Delivery Doesn’t Mean No Arrests
Although marijuana has been decriminalized in many states, there are still many arrests made for cannabis related crimes, with an estimated arrest every 42 seconds. It would appear that despite all the legislation that has been passed, little has actually changed when it comes to the police’s view on the drug.
4. Medical Marijuana No New Invention
It’s quite surprising to know that marijuana has actually been in use since around 2737 BC, with the Emperor of China, Shennong recommending marijuana use to manage a variety of ailments.
5. Modern Medical Marijuana
In 2003, Canada became the first modern country to legalize medical cannabis, with cannabis dispensaries offering the drug to patients with qualifying health complaints.
6. US Cannabis Dispensaries Not New Either
Until 1942, American cannabis dispensaries offered the drug to treat conditions such as rheumatism, nausea and labor pains.
7. Probability of Overdose Very Low
1500 pounds of weed would need to be consumed within just a quarter of an hour to actually overdose on the drug, making it completely safe and impossible to create any fatalities from it’s consumption alone.
8. Even Presidents Have Had a Toke
Rather ironically, presidents have actually admitted or implied that they have used pot for themselves in the past. George W. Bush commented that he wouldn’t answer the questions about cannabis, because he didn’t want youngsters making the mistakes that he did. Obama, has openly admitted that he used cannabis recreationally throughout his youth too.
9. Cannabis Smoothies, Anyone?
In India, a yogurt and cannabis blend of smoothie is sold. Whilst it is reported to taste quite awful, it has some wonderful effects.
10 Beer Hops and Marijuana
Did you know that hops that make beer and cannabis come from the same plant family and people have even tried making marijuana beer due to the similarities with the two plants.