Interesting cannabis, marijuana, weed, dope, 420, pot, reefer, dope, chronic, ganja (or whatever you might call it) facts that you might not know!
Cannabis hemp was legal tender (money) in most of the Americas from 1631 until the early 1800s.
You could pay your taxes with cannabis hemp throughout America for over 200 years.
Going back to 1619, you could be jailed in America for not growing cannabis during periods of shortage.
From 1,000 B.C. until 1883 A.D., cannabis was our planet's largest agricultural crop and most important industry.
In 1938, Hemp was announced as "America's first Billion-dollar crop." It immediately disappeared from the radar thanks to the efforts of the petroleum industry.
Henry Ford made a car of hemp plastic.
According to one national survey on drug use, each day approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.
George Washington grew marijuana on his farm.
Marijuana is legal in North Korea and not even classified as a drug.
California was the first US State that banned marijuana a century ago.
In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell, and consume marijuana.
In 1949, the US Military created a synthetic version of marijuana called "Dimethylheptylpyran." Just 1mg can have effects that can last up to 3 days.
The first e-commerce transaction to take place on the Internet was the sale of cannabis.
In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1.
During Prohibition, pharmacies sold "medicinal whiskey," much like today's medicinal marijuana.
In Bhutan, marijuana grows wild and is more common than regular grass. However, virtually no one smokes it. Instead it is the number one source of feed for pigs.
The word "canvas" is derived from the word "cannabis" because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber.
Marijuana seeds are a source of all amino acids. They are one of only a handful of substances that man can sustain off indefinitely with no other food and provide all known amino acids.
US, Canadian and Australian consumption of cannabis per capita is more than double that of the Dutch, despite it being legal in Netherlands.
Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the U.S., exceeding corn and wheat combined.
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