10 Facts About Marijuana (Part 2)
Marijuana is created from the dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa
According to one national survey on drug use, each day approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.
After alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide.
There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of the more common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja
The international and scientific name for marijuana is cannabis. However, the substance is most commonly called marijuana within the United States.
The cannabis plant can grow in nearly any environment and averages one to two inches of growth per day and up to 18 feet total in ideal conditions
Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C.
Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana
In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.
In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to legally allow medical marijuana for patients with a valid doctor’s recommendation