CHIEF LOUD FACTS is a resource for quick facts to support the truth behind the lifestyle of cannabis usage.
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FACT: Only about 9% of marijuana users become clinically dependent, according to a study.
FACT: 42% of people in the U.S. have tried marijuana at least once.
FACT: BEER & MARIJUANA are cousins: beer's hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.
FACT: Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.
FACT: Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
FACT: Legalizing marijuanawould generate $8.7 billionin federal and state taxrevenue per year.
FACT:Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it's still legal today.
FACT: The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.
FACT: Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.
FACT: MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.
FACT: California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.
FACT: Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.
FACT: In 1949, the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called "Dimethylheptylpyran." Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.
FACT: In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbuckslocations 3 to 1.
FACT: The U.S. government's "official expert" on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once testifiedin court, under oath, that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat.
FACT: The first recorded use of Marijuanawas in China, over 4700 years ago.
FACT: Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a 'sacrament' to the religion.
FACT: 789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuanawere found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.
FACT: The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.
FACT: Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible open to Psalms 23and a bud of marijuana.
FACT: The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.
FACT: In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
FACT: Worldwide, it is estimated that about 162 million adults use marijuana at least once per year, and 22.5 million use the drug daily.
FACT: According to one report, it would take 800 joints to kill a person—but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning.