Cannabis, colloquially known as marijuana and by numerous other names, is probably the most common but at the same time most controversial soft drug. While the opponents often argue against marijuana by stating it is the so called “gateway drug” which increases the probability of trying harder, more dangerous drugs, defenders point out its healing properties and claim it is not as habit-forming as people generally think. Whatever your attitude to this phenomenon is, check out these 25 curious facts about cannabis you might have not known.
20. In December 2012, the U.S. state of Washington became the first state to officially legalize cannabis in a state law with the state of Colorado following close behind.
15. Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana-related criminality in the U.S. every year.
10. As a farmer, George Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted its growth.
5. Held every November in Amsterdam, the Cannabis Cup is the worldÂ´s largest cannabis festival, where judges from around the world sample and vote for their favorite marijuana varieties.
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25 Curious Facts About Cannabis Most People Don’t Realize