As time progresses and more people get on board more states and now the US Congress is at least looking at the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. Some 34 states have made it legal in some form and this of course is a child of the 60’s dream come true. Found an interesting piece titled: 39 Surprising & Unusual Facts About Marijuana. Here are couple of the things they note:
According to a study, “9 percent of those who try marijuana develop dependence.” Compared to other substances like cocaine and heroin, marijuana dependency is low.
Multiple studies have found that marijuana is safer than both alcohol.
Scientists at California Pacific Medical Center studied a compound derived from marijuana and discovered that it may prevent metastasis in some aggressive cancers.
Despite North Korea’s strict stance on other drugs, marijuana is not even considered a drug in the country.
The ACLU has tracked multiple cases where people were sentenced to life in prison without parole for marijuana possession. In one case, the person possessed 32 grams of marijuana (that’s just over an ounce). In another, they acted as a go-between for the sale of just $10 of marijuana.
In 2010, legalization produced such a boom in Colorado that medical marijuana dispensaries outnumbered Starbucks stores by a ratio of 3 to 1.
These are just a few of the fun tidbits. Click Here for 39 Surprising & Unusual Facts About Marihuana.