1. Only about 9% of marijuana users become clinically dependent, according to a study.
  2. 42%
    of people in the U.S. have tried marijuana at least once.
  3. Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.
  4. Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
  5. Legalizing marijuana
    would generate $8.7 billion
    in federal and state tax
    revenue per year.
  6. Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it's still legal today.
  7. The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.
  8. A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.
  9. Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana in the U.S. each year.
  10. Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.
  11. Marijuana is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.
  12. California
    was the first U.S. state
    that banned Marijuana
    a century ago.
  13. Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.
  14. 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.
  15. In 1949, the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called "Dimethylheptylpyran." Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.
  16. In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1.
  17. Legal marijuana
    is the
    fastest-growing industry
    in the U.S. in 2015.
  18. 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.
  19. The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.
  20. In Bhutan, marijuana was only ever used to feed pigs before the advent of TV.
  21. Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a 'sacrament' to the religion.
  22. 789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuana were found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.
  23. In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.
  24. The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.
  25. Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.
  26. The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.
  27. 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.
  28. 18.3% of Iceland's population uses cannabis, placing them as the top marijuana consuming nation in the world.
  29. Only around 1% to 5% of marijuana users end up developing psychosis.
  30. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to die of an overdose.
  31. In 2015, the marijuana market in the U.S. was bigger than craft beer, wine and organic food.
  32. The Hollywood sign was changed by a prankster in 1976 to read "Hollyweed", after the passage of a state law decriminalising marijuana.
  33. in the fiscal year of 2014, the DEA spent an average of US$4.20 per marijuana plant they uprooted.
  34. A man with a rare bone cancer gets his marijuana —300 joints at a time, one shipment every 25 days— courtesy of the U.S. federal government.
  35. In 1970, Bill Murray jokingly said to a fellow passenger that he had two bombs in his bag. U.S. marshals searched his luggage and found US$20,000 worth of marijuana. Murray was arrested.
  36. Denver, Colorado, has more marihuana dispensaries than liquor stores or public schools.
  37. Marijuana absorbs nuclear radiation. In 1998, the Ukraine's Institute of Bast Crops planted industrial marijuana to help remove contaminants in the soil near Chernobyl.
  38. Scientists detected traces of Cannabis on pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden.
  39. As Vice President, Richard Nixon once carried Louis Armstrong's bags containing three pounds of Marijuana through United States Customs without ever knowing it.
  40. Denver voters passed in 2016 a proposition allowing people to consume marijuana in public spaces that get the OK from neighbors.
  41. More U.S. teens smoke marijuana than cigarettes or e-cigs, a survey found.
  42. There are now more U.S. states that have completely legalized cannabis than states that completely ban it.
  43. High-achieving teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less school-smart peers, a study of British adolescents found.
  44. There has never been reported death linked to overdosing on marijuana.
  45. 35% of tourists who come to Amsterdam also visit a coffeeshop to buy Marijuana during their stay.
  46. The woman who made cannabis brownies famous by baking and distributing them to AIDS patients was actually called Mary Jane.
  47. The first online transaction ever was
    Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
  48. On January 1st, 2018, recreational marijuana will be legal in California.
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