Marijuana Facts: Interesting Facts About Marijuana

10 facts of marijuana

Marijuana was first declared illegal to possess, use, sell, buy or cultivate in U.S by the Controlled Substance Act of 1970.

More than 40 percent of teens try marijuana before they graduate from high school.

Cultivation of one marijuana plant is a federal felony.

Colorado has collected over 97.6 million in retail marijuana taxes from January 2014 through May 2015.

Decriminalization saves tremendous amount in enforcement costs in U.S. California saved an estimated $857 million in 2006 alone.

In America, marijuana is the fourth valuable crop and generates $36 billion marker.

In 2013, 19.8 million adults in US used marijuana in the month prior to being surveyed according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health or NSDUH.

The first law issued in America regarding marijuana required farmers to grow it for hemp. Colonies grew the hemp plant for clothing, ropes and rope.

An estimated one-third of America’s pot crop is grown indoor.

In California, indoor marijuana grows account for about 9 percent of household electricity use.