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We all know some interesting cannabis facts, but with new information being released daily, the facts and figures continue to change. Luckily, due to in the influx of research and investigation into this life-saving plant, we’re learning more every day, giving us more data and evidence to advocate for complete and total legalization.

Statistics on the benefits of cannabis are becoming a common topic in today’s conversations, leading many who were once naysayers to finally see the light. With so many undisputable facts about the healing properties of marijuana, there’s really no way to remain in the dark on the issue. In order to bolster a more positive argument on the matter, here are some crazy facts about cannabis.

1. No dependents

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A study involving three universities discovered only about 9% of cannabis users ever become clinically dependent.

2. Cannabis over coffee

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In Colorado, cannabis dispensaries outnumber Starbucks 3 to 1.

3. Cashing out

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In the United States, cannabis is the largest cash crop, exceeding the combined totals of corn and wheat.

4. Farming done right

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The University of Mississippi operates a legal marijuana farm on behalf of the government.

5. 58% of Americans lie

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42% of Americans have tried cannabis at least once in their lives.

6. Rampant growth

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Until 1951, cannabis grew wild all over Brooklyn.

7. Illegal use

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Over 100 years ago, California was the first state to ban cannabis.

8. Impossible overdose

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To technically “overdose” using cannabis, someone would have to ingest 1,500 pounds in under 15 minutes. Even then, it’s likely complications would stem from somewhere other than the usage itself.

9. Common sense

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Multiple studies have proven tobacco is much more dangerous than herb.

10. Gaining momentum

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Since 2015, legal marijuana has become the fastest growing industry in America.

11. Bat brain

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An “official expert” of marijuana, employed by the U.S. government, once testified under oath that he smoked cannabis and it turned him into a bat.

12. Ancient proverbs

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China is the first place cannabis use was ever recorded, over 4,700 years ago.

13. Green all around

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It is estimated that legalized cannabis would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.

14. Legalization

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In Uruguay, it is completely legal to grow, sell and consume cannabis.

15. The legend

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Bob Marley was buried with a bud in his casket.

16. Unfair arrests

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Over 800,000 people are arrested in the U.S. each year for marijuana.

17. Before the black market

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Marijuana was the first thing ever bought and sold over the internet in 1971. Stanford University students purchased cannabis from kids at MIT, proving the power of the internet.

18. Presidential growth

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George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both grew and used cannabis.

19. Colorado’s come full circle

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The first cannabis arrest for possession and selling happened in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.

20. Killing cancer

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A cannabis-derived compound has proven to freeze cancer cells and prevent them from spreading.

With so many astounding facts and figure about the importance of cannabis, it remains a mystery how anyone could deny the life-saving properties carried by this plant. Naturally occurring cannabis should not be criminalized and lined up for prosecuting, but rather embraced and explored.

What crazy cannabis facts do you know that we missed? Let us know on social media or in the comments below.

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