Quick Facts About Marijuana That Will Surprise You

Facts about marijuana
Source: Weird Omatic

Supporters have been working hard to legalize the medical and recreational use of marijuana for several years now. Although weed has now become legal in some parts of the world, they still largely remain a taboo in the society. You are probably reading this article because you have heard about the benefits of marijuana and want to find out more. In this article, we will share with you some important facts about marijuana that will help clear the clouds and give you a clearer picture of what the weed is all about.

  • No One Can Possibly Die From a Marijuana Overdose

Yes, we have heard about an overdose of certain drugs killing the user, but this is NOT the case with marijuana. Even if you smoke more than 800 pots in a single sitting, it is unlikely that marijuana will kill you from an overdose.

You may, however, be suffocated to death by carbon monoxide poisoning and that too if you smoke more than 40,0000 times the average within a short time, which is humanly impossible.

  • Cannabis Users Do Not Suffer From Obesity

Studies have revealed that taking cannabis can potentially cut your chances of becoming obese by one third. It dramatically helps in regulating the blood pressure within the body and it works as a good treatment for Type 2 Diabetes.

  • Weeds Users Can Consume More Than 600 Calories In a Day

Consuming weeds is known to improve the metabolism rate within the body. As a result, weed users can consume over 600 calories per day. They are known to have lower BMIs and slimmer waistlines than the non-smoking counterparts. So, if you find yourself craving for food, do not worry because the weed works as a digestive aid. 

  • One Hemp Plant Has The Potential To Save Over 10 Trees

We talk about saving the environment but it’s sad that we don’t realize the importance of growing hemp, which is marijuana’s non-psychoactive sibling. It can be used to make paper products, biodiesel, and hemp concentrates.

  • Arrests Due To Illegal Marijuana Possession

We always hear news about people getting arrested for possessing illegal marijuana. You will be surprised to know that 33% of the people that are arrested belong to American- African origin. Arrests are more common in states like Iowa, Minnesota, and DC.

  • Tax Revenue If Cannabis Is Legalized In All 50 States 

A study showed that if cannabis is legalized in all of the 50 states in the USA, this would result in over 10 billion dollars as tax benefits. So, legalizing the recreational and medical use of weed would actually bring about a revolutionary change in the country’s economy. 

  • The Marijuana Industry Is Rapidly Growing

According to a report by Arcview Market Research, the recreational marijuana market grew at the rate of 74% in 2014, which has earned it the title of the fastest growing industry in the world. 

  • Over 160 Million World Population Use Marijuana 

Yes, sounds unbelievable but more than 160 million people in the world intake marijuana in some way or the other. That is nearly 2.5% of the total world’s population.

Author’s Bio:

Elvis is an industry expert on cannabis startups and has researched substantially for head shops in all the regions of Canada. He believes in influencing readers in their day-to-day life with his expert advice on the topic. To read his opinion and insights please visit our website