10 Random Marijuana Facts

October 22nd, 2010 by Author4 Leave a reply »
  1. Marijuana is created from the dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
  2. Each day according to the national survey on drug use approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.
  3. Besides alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational drug used worldwide.
  4. There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular.  Some of the more common nicknames include, pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja.
  5. The cannabis plant can grow in nearly any environment and averages one to two inches of growth per day and up to 18 feet total in ideal conditions.
  6. Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C.
  7. The first law in the American colonies regarding marijuana was a 1619 law that actually required farmers to grow the hemp plant.  Once harvested, hemp was useful for clothing, sails, and rope.
  8. Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana.
  9. In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.
  10. In 2007, nearly 900,000 arrests for marijuana violations were made in the U.S.  Approximately 90% of offenders charged with marijuana-related crimes were arrested for possession only.

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