Weed, dope, pot, reefer, chronic, ganja. Marijuana has thousands of nicknames around the world and millions of fans. Learn all about this famous plant with these interesting marijuana facts, including history, amazing statistics, trends, controversy, health effects, and more.
1. Bob Marley was buried with his Bible, his guitar, and bud of marijuana.
2. The Rastafari religion considers marijuana to be one its sacraments.
3. Scientists have found that a marijuana compound can freeze and stop the spread of some types of aggressive cancer.
4. The first two drafts of the United States Declaration of Independence were written on paper made from hemp.
5. The ropes, sails, and caulking of the Mayflower were all made from hemp fiber.
6. Seattle, Washington offers marijuana vending machines called ZaZZ.
7. “Bhang” is an Indian milkshake whose main ingredient is marijuana.
8. The first item sold over the Internet was a bag of marijuana over 40 years ago. Stanford students used Arpanet (an early form of the Internet) to buy weed from their counterparts at MIT.
9. Men are over twice as likely as women to use marijuana in the U.S.
10. Someone would have to smoke over 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to die of a lethal overdose.
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