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5 Fascinating Facts About the Cannabis Plant

The cannabis plant is a plant so iconic and so deeply ingrained into popular culture that there are over 1,200 different slang words for it. It’s been vilified, criminalized, tolerated, and then slowly de-criminalized again over the course of just a few generations. The cannabis plant has now been legalized for recreational use in 19 states across the US. If …

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Is Cannabis/Hemp Legal in the United States?

Marijuana and Hemp have been around for about 8,000 years when it was first discovered in Turkey. But since then, the United States has argued over whether or not this plant is legal to consume or even grow. But where is it legal to grow cannabis or hemp? There are actually a few places in the United States, where it’s …

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You Can Now Smoke and Buy Weed in Canada

Justin Trudeau Government fulfills his electoral promise to authorize the recreational use of weed and will pardon those who are convicted of possession. Canada has become the second country in the world, after Uruguay, and the first among the member of the G-7 and also of the G-20, where the recreational use of weed is legal. Marijuana use was illegal …

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The Marijuana Tax of 1937

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was primarily the unholy creation of Harry J. Anslinger, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962. Anslinger had made his career enforcing alcohol prohibition, but when that was repealed in 1933, Anslinger needed a new illegal substance to secure his job. The US Government gave farmers permits to grow hemp/marihuana …

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Christopher Columbus discovered America with Ships that used Hemp Sails

Christopher Columbus’s ships each carried over 80 tons of hemp rigging and sails. An early American explorer in 1524 described the American natives as using “threads of wild hemp.” Christopher Columbus’s ships each carried over 80 tons of hemp rigging and hemp canvas sails. Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, …for “made of hemp,” originating from …

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Marijuana: Since 8000-5000 BC

Marijuana use can be traced as far back as the Neolithic era (8,000-5,000 BC), where charred remains of cannabis seeds have been unearthed in ancient braziers of present day Romania.   Evidence of marijuana cultivation reaches back as far as 2737 B.C. China, where it was used as a treatment for rheumatism, malaria, and absent-mindedness. It was used recreationally in …

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