Marijuana Facts: Interesting Facts About Marijuana

Marijuana fact

Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance worldwide.

There are a variety of marijuana types, also known as strains.

The symptoms of marijuana withdrawal are similar to those of other drugs and include anger, irritability, insomnia, depression, drug craving and decreased appetite.

Behavioral and family based treatments have been found effective for marijuana abuse and addiction.

In 2008, the average THC level in confiscated marijuana samples has reached to 9.6 percent. This is more than double the average potency of 4% in 1983.

More than 25 million Americans smoke pot regularly.

The cannabis plant can grow in nearly any environment and averages one to two inches of growth per day and up to 18 feet.

Marijuana is derived from a Mexican slang term for cannabis and is believed to have derived from Spanish pronunciation of the names Mary and Jane.

In 1890s during the temperance movement, marijuana was commonly recommended as a substitute for alcohol. The reason is that that marijuana usage did not lead to domestic violence wile alcohol abuse did.

Marijuana was first restricted as a medicinal and recreational drug in the U.S. by the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. The law did not prohibit the usage but imposed heavy tax that legal sale and use became nearly impossible.

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