Interesting Cannabis Facts

Who doesn’t love reading interesting facts? Well, here’s a list of some very interesting marijuana facts. Cannabis, Marijuana, weed, bud, you have probably heard it called all of these names if you use it.  It’s no surprise that marijuana has been the most commonly used illegal drug in the country. The growing popularity of the plant is evident, but people still lack a common knowledge about it.   Whether you smoke it, vape it, or eat it, you’ll love reading these interesting facts.

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana on November 6, 1996. Prop 215 was proposed to help sick and dying people with HIV/AIDS and Cancer. It exempts patients and defined caregivers who possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment recommended by a physician from criminal laws which otherwise prohibit possession or cultivation of marijuana.

Legal Marijuana is the Fastest-growing industry in the United States. The American marijuana market grew 74 percent to $2.7billion in 2014, up from $1.5 billion in 2013. If it legalized drugs, the United States could save $85 billion to $90 billion per year. Roughly half that is spent on the current drugs policy and half that is lost in taxes that the state could have levied on legal drugs,” Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Professor told Der Spiegel in 2013.

  • 53 percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legalized. According to NORML, the majority of Americans believe that the adult use of cannabis ought to be legalized, while more than nine in ten Americans endorse allowing its use for therapeutic purposes, according to the results of nationwide polling data provided by Quinnipiac University.
  • Nearly half of American adults (49 percent) have tried marijuana. In a Gallup Poll, 60 percent of adults believe that marijuana should be legalized. That is up from 58 percent from the same time in 2015.
  • In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1. Wow! That’s almost worth repeating, because we all know how common a Starbucks is. So, that being said, what does Colorado do with all that income? Well, the first $40 million, they give to the schools in the form of grants, this past year they raise $2.9 million on top of that and the rest of the 10 percent goes to the state legislature to use however they want. And this year they created  a work program for homeless folks to get off the streets by helping themselves.
  • No one has ever overdosed or died from smoking too much weed. According to one report, it would take 800 joints to kill a person – but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • THC is one of more than 86 active ingredients in cannabis. Marijuana is comprised of  unique chemical structures called cannabinoids for the medicinal and psychoactive effects. Cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabavarin (THCV), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), delta-8-THC, cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabitriol (CBT), and cannabielsoin are among the many different naturally-occurring cannabinoids. Most are known to have psychoactive and/or pharmacological properties just like many other synthetic cannabinoid analogs.
  • Most trees take many years for them to be able to produce paper and wood items. But with hemp it can produce things within almost 120 days. Some of the many things that can be made from hemp are hemp Crete, biodiesel, paper products, clothes, and many other items.
  • The cannabis plant can grow in nearly an environment and averages one to two inches of growth per day up to 18 feet.
  • There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of the most common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja.

I’m sure we can all think of a few interesting facts that are not in this list. If you think it’s something you think we all should know, drop us a comment so we can all share!