Marijuana Facts: Interesting Facts About Marijuana
Each day nearly 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.
The most potent form of marijuana is called sinsimilla, which is produced by preventing female plant from being pollinated. This keeps the plant seedless to produce high resin content, allowing for a higher THC content.
Medicinal marijuana is used to fight chronic pain, spasticity from multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting in HIV patients, as well as nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy.
It would take 800 joints to kill a person, but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a study.
Marijuana users have a nearly five-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after smoking pot, according to a study.
Residual toxins from marijuana can stay in the body for years.
Some of the immediate effects of marijuana are faster heartbeat, high pulse rate, bloodshot eyes, dry mouth and dry throat.
Some of the effects of marijuana are impaired cognition, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, impairs coordination and judgment and disrupted learning and memory.
When marijuana is taken THC chemical moves quickly through the bloodstream to the brain and other organs throughout the body.
According to a study about 9 percent of marijuana users become clinically dependent.