Marijuana Facts

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  1. Marijuana (grass, pot, or weed) is the common name for a drug made from the plant Cannabis sativa. It is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant.
  2. The main ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).
  3. The strength of marijuana is determined by the type of plant, the weather, the soil, the time of harvest, and other factors.
  4. Regular users of marijuana may become psychologically dependent in the long term.
  5. The use of marijuana increases the heart rate as much as 50 percent, depending on THC amount.
  6. Many people are introduced to marijuana by their peers, generally, acquaintances, friends, and relatives.
  7. THC can be used for treating the nausea and vomiting that occur with specific cancer treatments.
  8. THC may also be used to help AIDS patients eat more to keep up their weight.
  9. It is estimated that that 22.5 million use marijuana daily and about 162 million adults use marijuana at least once per year.
  10. Marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide after alcohol.
  11. Cannabis is the international and scientific name for marijuana.
  12. The cannabis plant can grow in nearly any environment.
  13. It is believed that Paraguay is the world’s largest producer of marijuana.
  14. The United States, Canada, England, Spain, France, South Africa, and New Zealand are some of the countries where greater than 8% of the population are said to use marijuana.
  15. Canada became the first country in the world in 2003 for offering medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.
  16. California became the first state in the United States of America to legally allow medical marijuana for patients with a valid doctor’s recommendation from 1996.
  17. Cannabis contains at least 400 different chemicals.
  18. Marijuana that is usually smoked can be brewed into tea or mixed in baked products

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