The moment someone talks about the term ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed’ or ‘Cannabis’ on the regular friends’ meets at our adda, our hibernated minds immediately activate. And when you turn out to be knowledgeable person from the lot, your hearts instantly swell up with pride over this new found superiority (information based). But are you truly a ‘knows it all’ person or was it just a wild guess that turned out to be true? When it comes to discussing Marijuana and smoking pot, we think that we have enough knowledge about it – throw a few words like hemp, joint, bong; here and there and viola you have unlocked the master level. But hardly would have anyone imagined that there are not 10 or 20 but 200 different names for that weed you smoke. In fact, marijuana can be smoked in more than 12 ways . Fancy eh! What’s more, ‘cannabis’ has its roots in the Chinese history as well. Now we bet you didn’t know that. Similarly, we are sure there are so many other things you might not be aware of.
1. Lord Shiva was discovered and smoked weed
Lord Shiva is the “God of Cannabis”. Lord Shiva regularly smoke weed and meditate.
*this information is adapted from some websites. We don’t associates with this information.
2. Beer and Marijuana
Beer and marijuana are related to each other. So how does their family tree look like? ‘Cannabaceae’ is a family of flowering plants that include species like Cannabis (marijuana), celtis and humulus (hops). The hops are responsible for the bitterness of beer and its extended shelf life. Siblings, distant cousins or relatives, take your call.
3. Marijuana can freeze cancer cells
Apparently Marijuana can freeze cancer cells like metastatis and prevent them from spreading and potentially altering the fatality of this disease. Well, we are not saying this, research states this.
4. In Uruguay it legal to grow, sell and consume Marijuana
In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume Marijuana. In fact, there is an event called Cannabis Cup where marijuana growers compete with each other. *Packing our bags already*
5. US government Testified Marijuana in Court
An ‘official expert’ on marijuana, in the US government, once testified in court that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat. At least he didn’t think he is a superman and jump from the court’s rooftop.
6. Chinese People used Cannabis seeds for food.
Around 6000 B.C. Cannabis seeds were used for food in China. In fact, China used cannabis for war, textiles and writing. In the year 2008, 789 grams of marijuana were found in a Chinese tomb which was nearly 2700 years old. 789 grams! Can you guess how many joints it can make?
7. Marijuana bought and sold on Internet in 1971.
Marijuana was the first thing ever to be bought and sold over the internet in the year 1971. It was some students from Stanford who shared stuff online with students of MIT.
8. Denver and Colorado have lots of marijuana dispensaries.
Denver and Colorado have more marijuana dispensaries that they have any liquor shop or public schools. It means getting high is more important there than anything else.
9. Scooby Doo…!!!
The 2002 movie ‘Scooby Doo’ was originally set to be a dark version that would supposedly poke fun at the original series. In fact, Shaggy was set to be a stoner with several references to marijuana.
10. Cannabis is a Sacred Plant according to Artharva veda
Cannabis was also called ‘sacred grass’ in the Hindu sacred text Artharva Veda and it had been named as one of the five sacred plants of India. Between 1200 and 800 B.C, it was used for medicinal purposes.