42 cannabis facts

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42 cannabis facts:


  • Fact 1 - Japan has the most expensive cannabis in the world at $32 per gram.

  • Fact 2 - Jakarta, Indonesia has the least expensive cannabis in the world at $3.79 per gram.

  • Fact 3 - Burnt cannabis seeds have been found in Siberian burial mounds dating to 3000 B.C.

  • Fact 4 - Cannabis plants can grow up to 18 feet tall.

  • Fact 5 - According to the World Health Organization, over half of all narcotics seizures worldwide are cannabis.

  • Fact 6 - 147 million people worldwide use cannabis.

  • Fact 7 - In 1978, an average marijuana sample contained 1.37% THC. By 2008, it had grown to 8.52%.

  • Fact 8 - Irvin Rosenfeld holds the Guinness world record for the most marijuana consumed by one person at over 115,000 joints.

  • Fact 9 - In 2011, 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground for 69 days. They were given marijuana to help pass the time.

  • Fact 10 - Terpenes are organic compounds that produce distinctive tastes and smells in different strains of both cannabis and beer hops.

  • Fact 11 - In 1456, the first Gutenberg Bible was printed on hemp paper.

  • Fact 12 - Cameron Diaz once bought marijuana from Snoop Dog when they were both still in high school.

  • Fact 13 - In 1938, marijuana “expert” Dr. James Munch testified under oath that smoking cannabis turned him into a bat.

  • Fact 14 - “Muggles” was a slang term for cannabis in the 1930s.

  • Fact 15 - Smelling black peppercorns can help reduce an unwanted cannabis high.

  • Fact 16 - Iceland has the highest percentage of cannabis users at 18.3%.

  • Fact 17 - The largest cannabis greenhouse on earth is in Nigeria. It is over 350,000 square feet.

  • Fact 18 - As of 2017, the strongest cannabis strain was Nova OG, at 35.6% THC.

  • Fact 19 - CBD can severely reduce the length, frequency, and severity of epileptic seizures.

  • Fact 20 - THC can slow the formation of amyloid plaques, which may cause Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Fact 21 - A 2012 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that marijuana improved lung capacity.

  • Fact 22 - Ongoing research shows that cannabis may help protect the brain after a stroke or concussion.

  • Fact 23 - Cannabis seeds contain all essential amino acids.

  • Fact 24 - Cannabis can take 3-6 months to grow outdoors, or 2-3 months indoors.

  • Fact 25 - Both Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in November of 2012.

  • Fact 26 - 2 years after voting to legalize marijuana, Colorado became the first state to begin recreational sales.

  • Fact 27 - Bob Marley was buried with the Bible, his guitar, and a nugget of marijuana.

  • Fact 28 - Bhang, a smoothie-like preparation of marijuana originating on the Indian subcontinent, dates back over 3000 years.

  • Fact 29 - As early as 6000 B.C., China used marijuana seeds as a source of food.

  • Fact 30 - Canada was the first country in the world to offer medicinal cannabis to patients in 2003.

  • Fact 31 - Marijuana can help treat glaucoma by lowering the intraocular pressure of the eye

  • Fact 32 - A 2007 study found that Cannabidiol may be able to turn off the Id-1 gene and stop the progression of cancer.

  • Fact 33 - While hemp is the same species as cannabis plants, it lacks enough THC to produce psychoactive effects.

  • Fact 34 - Dying from a cannabis overdose would require you to smoke nearly 2,000 pounds in 15 minutes.

  • Fact 35 - The first documented use of medicinal marijuana was in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung, citing its effectiveness in treating painful ailments.

  • Fact 36 - The Rastafarian religion, which originated in Jamaica, considers cannabis to be a sacred sacrament.

  • Fact 37 - The United States outlawed marijuana in 1937. Before that it was completely legal to own, sell and ingest.

  • Fact 38 - William Randolph Hearst changed “marihuana” to “marijuana” to play on the U.S.’s racist sentiments towards Mexico.

  • Fact 39 - The U.S. essentially banned cannabis in 1937 with the Marihuana Tax Act by requiring a $100 tax on each ounce. Today that would cost over $1,700.

  • Fact 40 - While addressing Congress in 1977, President Jimmy Carter recommended legalizing up to an ounce of cannabis for personal use.

  • Fact 41 - Only female cannabis plants produce buds that can be smoked.

  • Fact 42 - You cannot get high from eating cannabis in its natural form.

Based on the following article: 100+ Facts about Marijuana History, Effects & Legality


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That's $112 for an eighth of weed in Japan. I guess I can take Japan off my bucket list. :)

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haha, definetely, on the other hand Jakarta is super cheap 😁

Good point.

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That's great post.... I appreciate it
Thanks for sharing.... best of luck

Wow, this are sure facts. Never knew this before now. Thanks for sharing buddy

42 very interesting facts! :)

I like # Fact 30 - Canada was the first country in the world to offer medicinal cannabis to patients in 2003.