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Marijuana Facts

Only about 9% of marijuana users become clinically dependent, according to a study.

42% of people in the U.S. have tried marijuana at least once.

BEER & MARIJUANA are cousins: beer’s hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

Study after study have found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.

Legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.

Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it’s still legal today.

The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.

Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana in the U.S. each year.

A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.

George Washington grew Marijuana in his farm.

Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.

MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.

California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.

Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

In the U.S., a sentence of life in prison without parole was given for trying to sell US$10 of marijuana to an undercover officer.

In 1949, the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called “Dimethylheptylpyran.” Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.

In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1.

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. in 2015.

The U.S. government’s “official expert” on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once testified in court, under oath, that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat.

The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.

In Bhutan, marijuana was only ever used to feed pigs before the advent of TV.

Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a ‘sacrament’ to the religion.

789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuana were found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.

In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.

The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.

Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.

The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.

In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.

The first online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.

Only around 1% to 5% of marijuana users end up developing psychosis.

A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to die of an overdose.

In 2015, the marijuana market in the U.S. was bigger than craft beer, wine and organic food.

 

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