10 Facts About Marijuana (Part 2)

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Marijuana is created from the dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa

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According to one national survey on drug use, each day approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.

3
After alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide.

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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

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The international and scientific name for marijuana is cannabis. However, the substance is most commonly called marijuana within the United States.

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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

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

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Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana

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In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.

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In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to legally allow medical marijuana for patients with a valid doctor’s recommendation