Consuming marijuana has been a traditional old practice. One that has been passed down through our ancestors. Marijuana has proven itself to be quite the catch, as more people are starting to see the benefits of using it. The more we understand marijuana, the more we are beginning to see its uniqueness. As we delve deep into the understanding of marijuana, it is becoming clear that this green leaf plant might have hidden potential that we are yet to discover. Here are 10 shocking facts about marijuana.
Marijuana is used by iconic reggae superstar Bob Marley
Marijuana plays a big role in Bob Marley life before he became a worldwide sensation. Bob Marley believed that marijuana should be used for more than recreational purposes. The iconic reggae superstar believed that marijuana had the potential to open spiritual doors to something great. It was much later in his life that he became an iconic reggae superstar, it makes one wonder if marijuana is his secret to success.
One of the first transaction on the internet was a bag of marijuana
Yes, this is surely surprising. but one of the first transaction on the internet was a bag of marijuana. According to a book written by professor John Markoff. (What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry”) one of the first online transactions involves drug between two Stanford MIT students.
Marijuana can absorb nuclear radiation
Yes, its true, marijuana can potentially remove radiation. If you are not familiar with the Chernobyl disaster, it was a nuclear accident in Ukraine soviet that destroy nearby towns and cause hundreds of death. Now hemp plant is being planted in the surrounding areas to remove the radiations
Willian Shakespeare had trace of marijuana in his Pipes found in his garden
Who would have thought that the great William Shakespeare smoke hemp? Yes, scientist found traces of hemp in William Shakespeare pipes buried in his garden.
Marijuana can build better relationship
Yes, it is true. Marijuana has been shown to cause violence and acts of disruptive behaviors, but controversial studies have shown that couples who smoke together share like-minded values and interest.
Marijuana can kill Cancer cells
Compounds found in marijuana could potentially kill some cancer cells. laboratory study of cannabidiol in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Reported natural society
States are making huge bucks
Colorado is just one of the few states where marijuana is legal for recreation use, so far, the state has made over 271 million in the first quarter of 2016. That is certainly a lot, but Just imagine for a second the potential revenue that could be generated from nationwide legalization of marijuana. This could potentially put around $27 billion in tax revenues for states governments. So why is marijuana not legalized already? well, that is up for debate.
Marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco
According to a 20-year study done by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, smoking a joint once a week doesn’t harm the lungs. The study had 5000 young adults, who were smoking two or more joints for several decades. The data did provide some insights, but it did not give any firm conclusion, so be careful. Reported CBS
California is the first state to banned marijuana a decade ago
Weed in the united states have had its ups and down. It is believed that the first president of the united states grew hemp. This shouldn’t be that shocking, marijuana was big in the early 1800s. Many drug stores sold marijuana, you could easily obtain marijuana back then compared to now. By early 1900s California banned the use of drug and stores could no longer sell marijuana, nor could people grow marijuana for recreation use. The banned of marijuana happened, due to vastly increase in criminal cases involving marijuana.
Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalized marijuana
In 2013 Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize marijuana. People could grow it, sell it, and consume it. Isn’t that just amazing? But don’t get your hopes too high, if you plan to travel to Uruguay, just remember that you must be 18 and older to buy marijuana.
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