HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED: 12 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CANNABIS

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I come across new information on the cannabis plant daily. Some interesting facts have stood out to me along my research journey and I compiled a list to share. Enjoy!


The FBI admitted in 2014 that they could not hire the computer hackers they needed because of the widely prevalent cannabis use among the prospective employees. (Source)


The first item to ever be sold on the internet was cannabis. (Source)

The first arrest for cannabis possession and selling in the U.S. was in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937. (Source)

There are more dispensaries in Colorado than Starbucks, McDonald’s and 7-Elevens combined.  (Source)

An Italian court ruled it is okay for Rastafarians to smoke marijuana when meditating. (Source)

The ancient Taiwanese were using hemp fibers to decorate pottery about 10,000 years ago, according to "The Archaeology of Ancient China" (Yale University Press, 1968).

Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew hemp on their plantations. (Source)

Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C. (Source)

Someone would have to smoke over 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to die of a lethal overdose. (Source)


Betsy Ross’s first flag of the U.S. was made of hemp. (Source)


The ropes, sails, and caulking of the Mayflower were all made from hemp fiber. (Source)

Marijuana leaves are softer as compared to cotton leaves and can hold up twice as long. (Source)