Fascinating Facts About Marijuana You Probably Don’t Know About
The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana has spread across the United States over the past few years. Unfortunately, many people still have misconceptions about the drug.
You probably already know that marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the U.S and it provides relief from pain, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, glaucoma, and other medical conditions. You also most likely know that you can find it in Salem dispensaries. But in this article, you’ll read other interesting facts that might just boggle your mind.
- Females React Differently To Marijuana
Males and females both react differently to marijuana, with males showing more psychomotor impairment than females. Males have impaired function in their muscles, coordination, and thinking abilities while under the influence of THC.
On the other hand, females are less susceptible to these impairments because they produce higher levels of natural cannabinoids that serve as a buffer against THC. Research also indicates that females build tolerances easily than males. Males typically require a larger dose than females to achieve the same level of effect as females.
However, females can be more sensitive to THC during pregnancy and ovulation because of the way THC binds to estrogen. As a result, women should be careful about using marijuana if they are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, as it may affect the fetus.
- Shakespeare May Have Been A Cannabis Smoker
Some scientists think that Shakespeare may have smoked marijuana. One study found that a clove of garlic, which is usually used to cover up the smell of pot smoke in modern times, was found on Shakespeare’s desk.
Other researchers who examined his tobacco pipes found traces of marijuana on them. Compelling evidence that tobacco and cannabis were smoked together, at least in the 1500s, comes from an incident recounted by historian Francis Bacon (1561–1626).
- Beer And Cannabis Have A Genetic Relationship
Beer and cannabis have a genetic relationship that is even more profound than you might think: one grain from the Cannabis plant can produce “hops” for beer or hemp seeds.
Furthermore, these two share a similar botanical family of flowering plants known as cannabinaceae. Apart from that, they are also similar in how they feel and look. However, there are some differences between the two when it comes to potency.
- Icelanders Love Cannabis Than Everyone Else
Statistics show that Iceland has a large number of cannabis users. Some say it’s because marijuana has been legal in Iceland for a long time, and so many people can experiment with the drug without the worry of repercussions. Others speculate that cannabis is an escape from the harsh winter weather conditions prevalent on this island nation at high latitudes.
Icelanders can only be fined if they possess cannabis in large quantities.
- Marijuana Absorbs Radiation
Some studies have shown that cannabis can absorb radiation. The cannabis plant is known to produce a substance called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that has been found to reduce nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy, aid in the treatment of glaucoma, and help with pain relief.
The Bottom Line
There is a lot of information about marijuana out there that you may not know. Some are myths and some are truths. You can decide for yourself what you think about marijuana, but make sure that you arm yourself with as much knowledge on the subject as possible.