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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.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797098/

 

FACT: 42% of people in the U.S. have tried marijuana at least once.

Source: http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1821697,00.html

 

FACT: BEER & MARIJUANA are cousins: beer's hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabaceae

FACT: Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/top-10-marijuana-myths-and-facts-20120822/myth-marijuana-is-a-dangerous-drug-19691231

FACT: Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/top-10-marijuana-myths-and-facts-20120822/myth-marijuana-is-completely-harmless-19691231

FACT: Legalizing marijuanawould generate $8.7 billionin federal and state taxrevenue per year.

Source:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/legalizing-marijuana-tax-revenue_n_3102003.html

FACT:Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it's still legal today.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_the_United_States#Alaska

FACT: The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.

Source: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/sex-party-hot-on-alps-heels-for-senate-spot-20130914-2trir.html
FACT: Marijuana-derivedcompound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/marijuana-and-cancer_n_1898208.html

FACT: Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.

Source: http://forward.com/news/124342/from-reform-to-orthodox-jewish-opinions-abound-on/

 

FACT: MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.

Source: http://www.vice.com/read/north-korea-is-stoned-all-the-time-which-explains-a-lot

FACT: California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/11/marijuana-history-united-states_n_3736586.html

FACT: Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25328656

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.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethylheptylpyran

FACT: In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbuckslocations 3 to 1.

Source: http://cannabisnews.com/news/25/thread25864.shtml

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.

Source: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/media/schaffer1.htm

FACT: The first recorded use of Marijuanawas in China, over 4700 years ago.

Source: http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/marijuana-timeline.html

FACT: Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a 'sacrament' to the religion.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/07/10/us-italy-marijuana-idUSL1041616220080710

FACT: 789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuanawere found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.

Source:http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2008/11/27/2700yearold_marijuana_found_in_chinese_tomb.html

FACT: The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/19/online-high-net-drugs-deal

FACT: Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible open to Psalms 23and a bud of marijuana.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/apr/24/bob-marley-funeral-richard-williams

FACT: The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.

Source:

http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Marihuana_Tax_Act_of_1937.html

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.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/5live/entries/23353ff7-3417-33e8-b9a6-80f35becff38

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.

Source:http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/02/27_marijuana.html

FACT: According to one report, it would take 800 joints to kill a person—but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning.

Source:http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/02/27_marijuana.html