Nowadays all of us know what Marijuana/Weed/Hemp is? Marijuana is a mind-altering drug, that generally people roll up in a cigarette called a joint or a nail and sometimes brew it as a tea and mix with food. Few of them smoke it through a water pipe called a bong to get high. Find out here more interesting facts about Marijuana. How exactly does it provide its high, and what are the effects of smoking the plant in the first place?
According to NIDA – “The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds primarily of the female cannabis plant. The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals, including more than 100 compounds that are chemically related to THC, called cannabinoids.”
Addtionally, “Legalization of marijuana for medical use or adult recreational use in a growing number of states may affect these views. Read more about marijuana as medicine in our DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine.”
20 Interesting Facts About Marijuana:
1. 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.
2. There are four people in the US who not only can get legal marijuana, but the federal government sends it to them, free.
3. 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.
4. A pot smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response.