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We’ve all heard the quote, ‘Knowledge is power.’ Here are 10 shocking facts you need to know about marijuana. To find out more, check out our friends at NORML.

 10 Shocking Facts About Marijuana

10 Shocking Facts About Marijuana

By The Stoner's Cookbook

We've all heard the quote, 'Knowledge is power'. Here are 10 facts to know about marijuana. To find out more, check out www.norml.org.

  • By the Numbers

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    Annually, 50,000 people die from alcohol poisoning and 400,000 from tobacco. By comparison, marijuana is nontoxic and cannot cause death by overdose.

  • Smoking Pot is Not as Bad as Tobacco

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    No matter how you smoke marijuana, you still subject your lungs to potentially noxious smoke. However, studies have yet to link cannabis inhalation to the similar adverse effects of tobacco smoking.

  • Marijuana Use is Not Associated with Lung Cancer

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    In fact, a research by Dr. Donald Tashkin of UCLA says there might even be a protective effect against cancers.

  • 740K Marijuana Related Arrests Were Made Last Year

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    Of those charged, 87% were only charged with possession & the rest with sale/manufacture. That's more than all violent crimes combined, including murder, rape, robbery & aggravated assault.

  • Hemp Can Be Made Into Almost Anything

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    Hemp is a variety of cannabis that contains less than 1% THC. Parts of the plant can be made into everyday products like textiles, paper, paints, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, animal feed & more

  • Decriminalization Does Not Increase Use

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    Government & academic studies have shown that decriminalization has not contributed to an increase in marijuana consumption nor in adolescent attitudes toward drug use.

  • International Health Organizations Support its Use

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    More than 60 US & international health organizations support granting patients immediate access to medical marijuana under a physician's supervision.

  • Hemp is Actually Better for Manufacturing

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    Per acre, hemp yields higher than common materials like cotton, and requires few pesticides. The growing cycle is just 100 days, and leaves no weeds (the unwanted kind) behind.

  • Cannabis Grows in the Wild in America

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    Hemp is harvested for commercial purposes in over 30 nations. It grows naturally across America and presents no danger. However, plants have been continually uprooted by law enforcement.

  • Cannabis Use Goes Way Back

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    Cannabis use (both in textiles and for its pharmaceutical qualities) have been found to date back as far as 7000 B.C., in places such as Central Asia.

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