5 Facts You Might Not Know About Weed
The cannabis plant is one of the most diverse on our planet. But there are some weird and interesting facts about the plant that you may not know. Check out this list of 5 facts you might not know about weed.
1. It used to be illegal not to grow cannabis
Settlers in what would become the United States of America were actually prohibited from not growing the cannabis plant! Hemp was an important raw material for the colony of Jamestown. It was one of the biggest cash crops in the region until cotton overtook it in the 1800s.
2. The first e-commerce transaction was weed
The cannabis plant definitely has its place in modern history. It made its mark on technology in 1971. Students from Stanford University made the first e-commerce transaction ever recorded by selling and buying a bag of weed!
3. In Colorado, there are more dispensaries than Starbucks!
Go to any major North American city and you’ll notice there are a lot of Starbucks around. However, if you go to Colorado you might notice a different kind of green awning dominating the streets. Dispensaries vastly outnumber Starbucks locations. There are estimated to be at least double the number of dispensaries to Starbucks in Denver alone! It seems like the cannabis plant is competing with our love for coffee!
4. You need a lot of weed in your system to do serious damage
Unlike other substances, it’s pretty hard to overdose on weed. It’s estimated that you’d need to have around 1,500 pounds of weed in your system to cause a deadly reaction. A 1988 United States Administrative Law Hearing found that scientists could not give test animals enough cannabis to kill them. This was unlike other substances they were testing.
5. There are small amounts of cannabis in the air in Italy!
A study published in an Italian journal found that there are small amounts of cannabis in the air. The city with the largest amount was Turin. Interestingly enough, they also found that these trace amounts increased in winter and decreased in summer.
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