Cannabis is illegal in Africa and many parts of the world. As once stated in my previous article, Marijuana can save more lives than we know it can generate more income for people and the government alike. It is working fine for the Unites States of America and it ca work for us. Did you know Marijuana generated $5.6 billion in revenue in 2015? Well here are more facts you should know
1. DIFFERENCE WITH GENDER
A study shows that teenagers that smoke marijuana have a declining I.Q. But effects are not seen in adult marijuana smokers.
2. JAIL SENTENCE FOR STEPPING ON WEED
In 2008, a British native, travelling to Dubai was arrested and trialed for four years after Custom Officers in Dubai found 0.003 grams of cannabis stuck on the sole of his shoes
3. MONEY MAKING CROP
Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the U.S., exceeding corn and wheat combined
4. LEGALLY ILLEGAL WORLD
There is a town in New South Wales, Australia that grows and sells marijuana openly as a tourist attraction even though cannabis is illegal in Australia
5. A WIN FOR THE ORIENTS
In North Korea, its very legal to possess, consume and sell marijuana and the government and doctors have recommended it as a safe and healthy alternative to tobacco and cigarettes. Wonderfully enough, people even grow marijuana in flower pots around their houses and stores.
6. CASH CROPPING YEARS
In 2015, marijuana generated $5.6 billion in revenue in the U.S.A alone. This huge amount stems from sales through distribution, production (farming) and other creative start ups for cannabis.
7. The first e-commerce transaction to take place on the Internet was the sale of cannabis
8. BATMAN GOT HIGH
Weird but funny fact. Dr. James C. Munch, the official expert on marijuana for the U.S government testified in court, under oath that he turned into a bat just by smoking marijuana. Officially he was the expert from 1938 to 1962
9. REAL LIFE HORROR SCENE
In The Evil Dead, the original script called for all the characters to be smoking marijuana when they are first listening to the tape. The actors decided to try this for real, and the entire scene had to be later re-shot due to their uncontrollable behavior.
10. After Tupac was cremated, his ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of his hip-hop group, Outlawz.
11. MARIJUANA AND RELIGION
Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a ‘sacrament’ to the religion.
12. ANOTHER GENDER FACT
Marijuana’s effects on teenage girls’ brain is much more serious than the very moderate effects on the teenage male
13. WEED FOR THE PIGS
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.
14. LUCKIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH
There are four people in the US who not only can get legal marijuana, but the federal government sends it to them, free.
15. THE INFAMOUS DIPLOMATIC GIFT
In 1876, the Sultan of Turkey gave marijuana to the United States as a gift. By 1880, Turkish smoking parlors were opened all over the northeastern U.S.
A pot smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response.
17. WHEN THE HERB HEALS THE BODY
Research has found that Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC (the main active component of marijuana), has a growth-inhibiting effect on the cancer cells in liver.
18. ORIGIN OF THE WORD
The word “canvas” is derived from the word “cannabis” because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber.
19. HIGH OFF PROTEIN
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.
20. Before legalization, US, Canadian and Australian consumption of cannabis per capita is more than double that of the Dutch, despite it being legal in Netherlands
Author: Akwesi Osei
An avid reader and writer who has written articles for HypeNationGh, LoudsoundGh and akwesiosei.wordpress.com.
Currently the blogger and owner of The Health Bro