Twelve Interesting Facts About Cannabis You Probably Didn’t Know

by | Jun 8, 2023 | CBD Basics, Marijuana Insights | 0 comments

1. Cannabis dates back 2,500 years.

On the east Tibetan Plateau, cannabis was first noted. Farmers in China used the plant’s fiber and oil to manufacture ropes, clothes, and paper. 2,500 years ago, in the Pamir Mountains of western China, there were initial indications of psychotropic usage. To create tea, the Chinese would boil cannabis flowers with water. The Scythians built tents and heated rocks to smoke hemp, according to Herodotus, a Greek historian who wrote about them in 440 B.C.E., which made them “shout for joy.” The marijuana plant, which is closely related to the common hop used in beer, still thrives wild throughout Central Asia.

2. You can only get high from female cannabis plants.

Potent, high-THC buds can only be produced by female marijuana plants. Male marijuana plants don’t produce any buds at all and only yield little amounts of THC. Female marijuana plants are preferred by farmers because they produce buds that can be harvested for their strong effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis responsible for the “high” effects, is present in high concentrations in the bud.

Before the male plants begin to flower and discharge pollen, marijuana growers want to remove them from the growing space. When a marijuana plant begins to develop male flowers, it has the potential to pollinate and damage all of the females nearby, leading them to all begin flowering too soon.

3. The marijuana plant contains roughly 100 cannabinoids.

When taken, cannabinoids, which are present in marijuana plants, bind to receptors in the body and the brain. The key distinction between the two cannabinoids is that, while CBD is expected to have an anti-psychoactive impact that regulates or modifies the ‘high’ brought on by THC, CBD has anti-psychoactive effects that are thought to be stronger than those of THC. Additionally, certain other undesirable effects of THC, such anxiety, are likely to be lessened by CBD.

4. Bob Marley was buried with marijuana.

The well-known Jamaican musician was interred alongside a marijuana bud, his guitar, and his Bible. Cancer claimed Marley’s life on May 11th, 1981. Despite having the illness only a few months before he passed away, Marley irregularly continued to tour and release music during this period. Two days prior to his passing, his album “Uprising” was made available. Rita says that few hours before he passed out, she observed him writing in his diary. A “Rastafarian priest” also baptized Bob Marley a few hours before he passed away. This is what his son Ziggy, who claims to have led the ceremony, says (according to him).

5. The world’s biggest marijuana grower is Morocco.

Morocco contributes 19% of the world’s hashish production, making it the top producer globally. Moroccan hashish production has long been a mainstay of the country’s economy. Hashish was first prohibited during the country’s independence but was later accepted because to its economic benefits. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Spain, Lebanon, and Afghanistan round up the top five nations.

6. Washington is the first state in the US to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Washington became the first state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana on December 6th, 2012. The following week, Colorado joined.

7. Marijuana and chocolate may have similar effects.

Scientists in San Diego claim to have discovered three linked compounds in chocolate that have an effect on the same brain cells that marijuana smoking has an activating effect on. In particular, the compounds in chocolate raise dopamine levels in parts of the rodent brain associated with addiction. Usually, addictive chemicals like alcohol or heroin boost the release of dopamine. Dr. Laura Juliano of American University and her colleagues at Scripps Research Institute discovered that consuming chocolate, smoking marijuana, and drinking cocoa all increased dopamine levels in a particular region of the brain. And they were more potent than the effects of morphine or coffee. According to the researchers, the impact lasted longer than when mice were given cocaine.

8. There are 1,200 slang terms for marijuana.

We prefer broccoli when it comes to marijuana, weed, pot, that good-good, dank, doobi! Other uncommon words include: Houdini — the user “escapes” reality; da kine is a term used in Hawaiian surf culture to describe anything for which the actual name is forgotten; Multiple marijuana cigarettes in a bag of bones

9. The 420 code.

The abbreviation “420” (pronounced “four-twenty”) is used to indicate cannabis use. When people aren’t able to be open about what they’re doing later, they may just say “420,” and people who are familiar with the culture will comprehend. With 420 items, 420 references in music, and even 420 “Easter Eggs” in movies that are buried in plain sight, the 420 code has permeated cannabis culture.

10. George Washington was a grower

At least 90 times in his journals and writings, George Washington mentions growing hemp, proving that he was an avid grower of the crop. He frequently has an interest in locating, planting, and harvesting the best hemp seeds. Washington was eager to use this plant to produce heavy-duty rope for his fishing ships, even though there is no proof that he ever smoked his goods.

11. Shakespeare’s Smoked Weed

perhaps the motivation for him? William Shakespeare’s residence was discovered to have marijuana residues, which may have been a major contributor to the screenplays and poems he wrote. Shakespeare, who lived from 1564 to 1616, is considered as the greatest playwright and poet in English history, but was he also the greatest stoner in British history? It’s not improbable.

12. The Use of Cannabis in Construction

Hemp hurds (shives) and lime are combined to create hempcrete, a biocomposite material. It is employed as an insulation and building material. Hempcrete is less fragile than concrete and is easier to deal with than conventional lime mixes. Because it combines insulation and thermal bulk, it is the perfect material for most climates.


Enrico Bratta

Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.


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Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.