Cannabis fun facts : being one of the oldest commodities in the world doesn’t make cannabis a dull plant. Instead, here are some interesting facts for you regarding the ol’ hemp plant.

Cannabis fun fact 1 : Weed Was The First Online Sale

Of course, it was illegal back then. In the early 1970s, Stanford students bought a bag of weed from MIT students. This means that the first product ever sold online was cannabis! 

Cannabis fun fact 2 : Cannabis Goes Back At Least 12,000 Years

This means that cannabis is one of mankind’s oldest crops, according to the book Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years by E. L. Abel.

Cannabis fun fact 3 : You Can Eat Cannabis Raw

Granted, it tastes a lot better when prepared with yummy edibles like brownies, bread, or cake. But cannabis can be consumed raw. One more thing is that if you eat it raw, it won’t get you high, but it will provide you with all the medicinal benefits. 

Cannabis fun fact 4 : Not All Weed Gets You High

You read that right. THC is not the same as CBD, which means that the type you choose to consume will have different effects on your body. One will provide all the relaxing and medicinal benefits, while the other will provide the psychoactive effects of the high. 

Cannabis fun fact 5 : Modern-Day Cannabis Is A Lot Stronger

We talked about this on the cannabis flower and its influence in the 60s. For one, it’s purer than the illegal “hippie weed” that was imported into the United States. And it’s also been cultivated to increase its THC content, so the high you get from marijuana today is a lot stronger than what your parents or grandparents consumed. 

Cannabis fun fact 6 : Shakespeare Smoked Cannabis

Maybe his source of inspiration? Marijuana residues were found in William Shakespeare’s home, which we believe could have been an enormous aid in writing all the screenplays and poems. 

Cannabis fun fact 7 : Bob Marley Was Buried With Grass

The musical star was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a cannabis bud, and a Bible open on the 23rd Psalm, which reads: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures”. Way to go, Marley.

Cannabis fun fact 8 : Cannabis Has Over 100 Active Cannabinoids

In fact, over 120. The most famous ones are (you guessed it!) THC and CBD.

Cannabis fun fact 9 : Cannabis Can Be Used In Construction

And clothing. And plastic. And the best part is that all of these options are eco-friendly. Learn more about hemp and its benefits here on this site!

Cannabis fun fact 10 : Weed Is Beer’s Cousin!

Beer hops are in the same family of flowering plants as cannabis. We thought the plants looked similar… and now we know why.

Bonus cannabis fun fact : Uruguay Was The Future

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize growing, selling, and consuming cannabis.  

There you have it folks. Some cannabis fun facts to carry along with you as golden nuggets of knowledge. Till the next time, keep on the metta.

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