9 Interesting Facts About Marijuana



Looking to learn more about marijuana? You've come to the right place. 

While you may know the difference between Indica and Sativa or how to make pot brownies, you probably don't know any of these wacky facts about weed.  

Keep reading to learn 9 interesting facts about marijuana that will make you love it even more than you already do. 

  1. Colorado Has More Dispensaries Than Starbucks 

While America may be known for its fast food, Colorado is known for its dispensaries. 

The total number of Starbucks in Colorado is 481. But the total number of dispensaries comes to (drumroll please)…572! 

  1. Hemp and Marijuana Are Different 

People tend to use these two terms interchangeably, but did you know they're actually a little bit different? 

When taking a look at hemp vs marijuana, the biggest difference is the amount of THC. So while they're both a form of cannabis, hemp has less than .03% THC whereas marijuana has more than .03% THC. 

  1. Weed Was the First Product Sold Online 

Back in 1972, some college students from Stanford University sold weed to students at MIT. And since the Internet wasn't fully developed, they used ARPANET, which was the precursor to the world wide web!  

  1. Shakespeare May Have Gotten High  

Shakespeare's creative juices may have been otherwise known as cannabis. When forensic scientists studied pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden, they found traces of marijuana residue. 

So while it's uncertain if they were his, Shakespeare may have been lighting up and writing sonnets. 

  1. NC Babies Had Marijuana in Their Urine 

Back in 2012, a North Carolina Hospital found that several babies' urine tested positive for marijuana. What were they doing? Using soap! 

Turns out, there were a few ingredients in baby soaps that were creating a false negative. 

  1. Males and Females React Differently  

A study done by Washington State University found that after 10 days of use, female rats had a higher THC tolerance than male rats. 

And in other studies done with animals, males show more sensitivity to the “munchies” than females! 

  1. The Italian Air Has Marijuana in It 

Along the city streets of Italy, the smell of fresh pizza fills the air. But that's not the only thing. 

A 2012 study tested the air of several Italian cities, finding trace amounts of weed floating around 8 of them. But don't worry, it's not enough to get unsuspecting Italians high. 

  1. Bob Marley Was Buried With a Bud 

Before the reggae legend passed away in May of 1981, he requested to be buried with some of his favorite things. These items were a soccer ball, a Gibson Les Paul guitar, a bible, and a bud of weed.  

Hopefully, he'd be proud to have made a list of marijuana fun facts. 

  1. Hollywood? More Like Hollyweed 

In 1976, Daniel Finegood changed the Hollywood sign to say Hollyweed. This occurred after a law passed labeling marijuana possession a misdemeanor instead of a felony in California. 

It was also done again in 2017! 

Did You Enjoy Those Interesting Facts About Marijuana?   

If you ever want to impress your weed-loving friends, hit them with one of these interesting facts about marijuana! You'll feel pretty cool telling them that Hamlet may have been written under the influence.   

For more interesting reads, check out our articles with helpful tips and tricks! 

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