1 – 10 Marijuana Facts

  1.  There are over 483 compounds found in the marijuana Plant
  2. It is estimated that over 162 million people used marijuana Annually
  3. Marijuana is generally referring to the dried leaves and buds of the Female Plant
  4. Cannabis Indica
  5. plants may have as much as 4-5 times the THC content as the Cannabis Sativa

  6.  THC can be measured through Blood,Urine,Hair,Oral Fluid or Sweat
  7. Marijuana is indigenous to Central and South Asia
  8. In the United States the first restrictions on the sale of Marijuana came in 1906
  9. The word Ganja came from Sanskrit (Ganjika) by ancient Hindus
  10. Marijuana was used as a Truth Serum by the OSS (intelligence agency) in World War II
  11. Sinsemelia is Spanish for “Without Seeds”

11 – 20 Marijuana Facts

  1. THC content of marijuana in Dutch Coffee Shops can now no longer exceed 15%
  2. Bhang (Hindi) is an preparation of leaves and buds consumed as a beverage during religious festivals in India.
  3. Hemp Oil is obtained through the pressing of Hemp Seeds
  4. A Thai Stick is a form of marijuana from Thailand popular in the 60’s and 70’s
  5. Marijuana is one of the 50 fundamental herbs of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  6. There is no known recorded deaths from the use of Marijuana unlike Alcohol
  7. In te 3rd Century CE Hua Tuo was the first person to use Marijuana as a Anesthetic.
  8. In ancient India Marijuana was used for the relief of pain during childbirth.
  9. Ancient Scythians of the Middle East used Marijuana in Steam Baths
  10. Ancient Greeks Used Marijuana to Dress Wounds and Sores on Horses

21 – 30 Marijuana Facts

  1. Prior to 1937 there were over 280 manufacturers of Marijuana Medicine
  2. In Jamaica local fisherman would wash their eyes with Marijuana as they believed it would improve their eye-sight–How right they were.
  3. In Africa Marijuana was used for Snake Bites
  4. In 2008 California’s Medical Marijuana Industry took in 2billion dollars and generated $100million dollars in tax
  5. Cannabinoids have now been found to have antioxidant properties
  6. 2006 a United Kingdom government report, using cannabis is much less dangerous than tobacco, prescription drugs, and alcohol in social harms, physical harm, and addiction.
  7. Effects of Marijuana generally range from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the potency of the dose, and method of ingestion.
  8. In Europe, Marijuana is typically mixed with tobacco
  9. Endogenous Cannabinoids have recently been discovered in foods such as chocolate and bovine milk.
  10. The Global Marijuana March also goes by the name of the Million Marijuana March (MMM). It began in 1999.

31 – 40 Marijuana Facts

  1. Dunedin,New Zealand is arguably chronologically the first city in the world to host any Global Marijuana March event.
  2. Prior to prohibition, U.S. politicians known for Growing Marijuana include some of the nation’s Founding Fathers and Presidents.
  3. First cultivated more than 5,000 years ago, Marijuana is one of the oldest agricultural commodities not grown for food.
  4. The psychoactive effects of Marijuana were first recorded by the Emperor of China Shennong in the 28th century BCE.
  5. Abraham Lincoln admitted in a letter written during his presidency that one of his “favorite things” was “sitting on his front porch Smoking a Pipe of sweet Hemp.
  6. In 2003, the United States government patented cannabinoids
  7. Despite popular belief Withdrawal symptoms from Marijuana use are generally mild, opposite the effects of use – loss of appetite, insomnia, feelings of uneasiness/anxiety, tension, stomach ache, headache and irritability all being common symptoms
  8. some studies indicate THC to have anticancer properties, with studies showing tumor reduction in mice
  9. It is said the plant Jimson Weed may have been confused with Marijuana the highly toxic weed which causes delirium,confusion and hallucinations and could have inspired the Reefer Madness legend
  10. Many school programs today teach that Marijuana users are at a much higher risk of getting lung cancer..Studies have concluded that there is no increased risk in developing lung cancers and some studies show improved resistance to some cancers.

41 – 50 Marijuana Facts

  1. An often repeated legend that today’s Marijuana is up to 30 times stronger than earlier years the actual increases have been far more modest
  2. Myth: It has been claimed the cigarette brand Lucky Strike is so named because every so often, a consumer of the product would have a “lucky strike”, finding a Marijuana spliff in a pack of cigarettes.
  3. THC is in its pure form, it is a glassy solid when cold, and becomes viscous and sticky if warmed.
  4. In ancient Germanic Paganism Marijuana was associated with the Norse love goddess,Freya.
  5. Rastafari see Marijuana as a sacramental and deeply beneficial plant that is the Tree of Life mentioned in the Bible.
  6. Evidence found in ancient burial sites indicate that humans have been experimenting with Marijuana spiritually and medicinally since at least the 3rd millennium BC.
  7. Cannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors.
  8. In Europe, Sweden spends the second highest percentage of GDP, after the Netherlands, on drug control.
  9. The War on Drugs has resulted in the outlawing the entire Hemp industry in the United States.
  10. Kief is a powder, rich in trichomes which can be sifted from the leaves and flowers of cannabis plants.

Majority of Marijuana Facts have been sourced through Wikipedia 2012