Marijuana Facts: Interesting Facts About Marijuana

Facts about cannabis

Marijuana is helpful in treating the symptoms of variety of medical conditions.

Marijuana does not cause long term cognitive impairment in users who start after 21 years old.

Kids who frequently use marijuana are almost four times more likely to act violently or damage property, according to a study.

Between 40 and 50 percent of people who have tried marijuana report a lifetime total of fewer than 12 days of use.

In 2011, marijuana usage by teenagers hit a 30 year peak, with one out of every 15 high school students reporting they smoke most days, and for the first time teens reported smoking more pot than cigarettes.

Marijuana lowers the person’s ability to learn and succeed.

About 60 percent Americans believe alcohol is more harmful to person’s health than marijuana while 15% say marijuana as worse, and 14% say both or neither.

In 2011, more than 18 million Americans age 12 and older have reported using the drug with the past month. However, this is only 7% of the U.S. population 12 and older.

In 2011, about 872,000 Americans 12 or older have reported receiving treatment for marijuana use, more than any other illicit drug.

In 2010, nearly 10 million marijuana plants were removed from nearly 24,000 illegal outdoor grown sites nationwide.