We give you some of the strangest facts about cannabis that you probably didn’t know. Pop a big fat joint and enjoy the knowledge of the weird of cannabis.
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We’ve got everything from pigs to Shakespeare, from getting high to babies testing positive for cannabis. Here are 10 strange facts you probably didn’t know. So light up that joint and let’s go!
1. La Ganja Rastafarian Practice Approved In Italy
As everyone knows, for Rastafarians, smoking ganja is part of their religious practices. They believe that cannabis grew on King Solomon’s grave, giving it sacred status. A man in Perugia was sentenced to 16 months in prison and fined €4,000 for possession of 97 grams of cannabis. The Supreme Court ruled that the court did not take into account the man’s Rastafarian religious practices, in which he is allowed to smoke 10 grams of weed per day. Senator Maurizio Gasparri said “today we learned that a Rasta man is free to move around with drugs. If someone belonged to a religion that allowed them to eat their children, they would also have the right? “A classic argument, to be used in all possible legal situations: “If someone has the right to ‘insert any common stock’, we should also allow everyone to eat babies? »
2. U.S. Tax Revenue
The United States and cannabis, we can never have enough. Did you know that the U.S. government deprives itself of 28 billion dollars annually by keeping cannabis illegal? Imagine what this money could do for humanity, if it were spent wisely? Estimates predict that by 2020 the legal cannabis industry will inject about $44 billion into the national economy, although we still need to work to move this issue forward. The cannabis situation in the US is very important in Europe because of the “soft power” of the US.
3. The Difference Between Hemp And Weed
There is a clear distinction between hemp and weed. Hemp is a non-psychoactive cannabis plant. Hemp has been used for thousands of years for fabric, rope, paper and medicinal purposes. Breeders have adapted the plant over thousands of years for recreational or medical use and have brought out the THC genes. Jon Page, a plant biochemist, says, “Transcriptome analysis shows that the gene for THCA synthase, an enzyme essential for THCA production, is turned on in weed, but turned off in hemp. This is an interesting fact to keep in mind.
4. Cannabis In India In 1894
I was originally going to talk about the Indian Bhang lassi, which is a strong cannabis milkshake that brings the consumer strong visions, but I came across an unknown report on the investigation of cannabis. In 1893-1894, Indian licensing authorities declared cannabis to be completely safe for moderate use. See the summary of the report. The Report of the Commission on Hemp Drugs (1894), comprising seven volumes and 3281 pages, is by far the most comprehensive and systematic study of cannabis to date. Note that Hemp in the report is described as psychoactive, so it was genetically closer to weed. The cannabis topics we are discussing today were already discussed more than a century ago. Let’s not neglect history.
5. George Washington
Yes, George Washington was a fan of cannabis. The father of the North American colonies kept a diary with quotes related to cannabis, such as “I planted hemp in a muddy hole near the swamp,” “I started separating the male and female plants too late … by removing the (male) hemp. It was too late for the hemp to flower for three weeks or a month. This implies that George wanted to harvest cannabis with a richer THC content by separating the males from the females. In addition, there are indications that George was using hemp as a painkiller for his toothache.
Apparently, Shakespeare was a fine connoisseur of weed. South American scientists have tested 24 pipes borrowed from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust of the University of the Witwatersrand. Using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, they found that 8 pipes tested positive for the presence of cannabis, 4 of which were from Shakespeare’s estate. In one of these sonnets, Shakespeare wrote “invention in a noted weed”, so there is a strong probability that Shakespeare was high on cannabis when writing his masterpieces. Nice.
7. Soaps For Baby
Babies tested positive for cannabis??! Public opinion is panicking, how is this possible?! Did the mothers smoke during the pregnancy? Do parents give space cakes to their babies? Do babies secretly grow cannabis under their cradle with CFL bulbs? No, apparently the babies were tested FALSE positive because of special ingredients in soaps, containing a compound mistakenly mistaken for cannabis by the testing machine. The soaps were the following: Head-to-Toe Baby Wash and Bedtime Bath from Johnson & Johnson, Night-Time Baby Bath from CVS and Soothing Relief Creamy Wash, Wash Shampoo from Aveeno. So the next time you test positive for cannabis, you can justify the test results: explain that you use baby soaps to stay clean and with baby skin.
8. Pigs In Bhutan
Bhutan, a country where weed is so common that it outnumbers grass (real grass). Weed is considered a nuisance by the population because it grows everywhere. So what to do with all this weed? Give it to the pigs. That’s right, in Bhutan, pigs are fed cannabis because it increases their appetite and makes them bigger. More weight means more bacon.
9. Cannabis Overdoses?
Can you overdose on cannabis? Well, you can always try, but without success. The Therapeutic Index measures the therapeutic dose juxtaposed by the lethal dose. The therapeutic index of cannabis is about 1:40,000. To die, you would have to consume 40,000 times the dose that gets you high! The National Cancer Institute states: Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the areas of the brain that control breathing, fatal overdoses of Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur. So cannabis overdoses are virtually impossible. The therapeutic index of alcohol is 1:10. I’ll let you calculate…
10. A Nobel Prize For Cannabis
Imagine all the money that is spent on the incarceration of cannabis users, money that could be invested in innovative projects to improve our social and environmental conditions. Imagine all the tax revenues that governments are depriving themselves of, they could create schools, hospitals, renewable energy, better social services and so on. Imagine the medical revolutions that scientists could make. Cannabis should actually be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for all the positivity it will create in the world.
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