Weed: 12 Interesting Facts You Should Know

Look at some interesting facts about the world's most beloved plant (Weed, Marijuana, Pot).

Marijuana, also known as weed or pot, refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive and mind-altering chemical, delta-9-tetra-hydro-cannabinol, or THC, as well as other related compounds. Let's take a fun look at some interesting facts about the world's most beloved plant.

Researchers find that 42% of people surveyed in the U.S. have tried marijuana at least once. In contrast, only 20% of people surveyed in the Netherlands, where weed has been legal for 38 years, reported having tried pot; in Asian countries, such as Japan and China, marijuana use is virtually "non-existent," the study finds.

Out of the estimated 22 million pounds of marijuana grown each year in the United States, nearly 80% comes from California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii and Washington.
An estimated one-third of America's weed is grown indoors. An indoor grow module accommodating 4 plants sucks as much electricity as 29 refrigerators. In California, indoor marijuana grow modules account for about 9 percent of household electricity use.

In Colorado, where the recreational use of marijuana was recently legalized, only 9% of residents are regular pot smokers. Denver has surpassed Amsterdam as the capital of the marijuana world. The city has more than 300 stores, called dispensaries, outnumbering pharmacies, liquor stores, public schools and even Starbucks. In Colorado, recreational pot has a hard time competing with medical marijuana, which has been legal since 2000 and whose tax rate is 78% lower. Estimated pot sales are 55 tons of medical pot and 18.4 tons of recreational pot. The use among teens has not increased with the legalization of recreational weed.
Legalizing marijuana federally would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.

California was the first U.S. State that banned marijuana a century ago.
In the U.S., a sentence of life in prison without parole was given for trying to sell $10 of marijuana to an undercover officer. Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana in the US each year.

Support for weed legalization is rapidly outpacing opposition. A slim majority (52%) of Americans say the drug should be made legal, compared with 45% who want it to be illegal. Opinions have changed drastically since 1969, when Gallup first asked the question and found that just 12% favored legalizing marijuana use.

Weed is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.
Smoking up could be a very different experience for men and women, according to a 2014 study in the journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence. In research on rats, it was discovered that females were more sensitive to cannabis' painkilling qualities, but they were also more likely to develop a tolerance for the drug, which could contribute to negative side effects and dependence on marijuana.

Study after study finds that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. The beer and alcohol industries are two of the biggest anti-marijuana advocates. Obviously, marijuana is a serious threat to alcohol sales. Due to its safer nature, marijuana is often suggested as an alternative to alcohol.

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It's not legal in the Netherlands.

its time to legalize marijuana

lov u 2 3 4 world war 3

Always wanted to live in Colorado

A few years back they legalized marijuana in the state of Oregon, and now they have several problems. Go ahead and let your state legalize marijuana and you can experience the same thing. The inflated prices of building supplies, pollution, the drug deals gone bad, plus not to mention more people on welfare because they can't get a real job. Many of these places around here hire people under the table so they don't even pay taxes. I see more people on welfare that can't pay for their own food but they can afford to buy their marijuana.

"The world's most beloved plant"😂❤️

As a Canadian I've just got one thing to say...YOU LIED TO ME FOR MY WHOLE LIFE.

who else high af rn?

Id love to host a show where drivers can challenge a stoner driving. If People can drive on opioids safely then people can drive on herb safely.

just pointing something out that between the US and the Netherlands the US 314 million more people than the Netherlands so of course the Netherlands is gonna have a statistically lower percentage of people that have tried marijuana compared to the us idk just felt i had to throw it out there

My grandma gave me a joint she said it’s from the garden so it’s healthy

Actually, Marijuana is the name of a wild Mexican tobacco. William Hurst and Henry Anslinger started using it to describe Cannabis in the early 1930's to demonize the plant and associate it with Hispanics. Facts you should know before uploading a video claiming to be facts.

Your numbers seem a wee BIT off. I get the MESSAGE. Check your NUMBERS be accurate. No story.and point well taken.

Smoking marijuana has no link can bronchitis nor is it any thing close to smoking cigarettes stop lying to people

If I had to choose between either Cannabis or alcohol my choice would be Cannabis. For me Cannabis helps me maintain my weight, also it’s more mellow and helps with my anxiety.

In some countries just possession of Marijuana can get you life in prison and child molester only gets a few months in those same countries , our justice systems around the world is joke !

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Not True

That's why i only smoke marijuana not sell it.

2015 barley legal 2020 cigarettes are illegal

You were wrong in the beginning of the video. The plant is called Cannabis. Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis are the 3 species of the plant. If you're going to say something as fact, research it first.

Funny thing is that tennessee is only cbd legal

I got play boy TV and your scared of me standing up to men

Regulation far far better than ban so many reasons let's get past it.

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I’m Gonna try the lethal dose.... wait it’s impossible lol

I smoke everyday from 5years no problem in body or memory

1500 lbs of marijuana in 15 minutes? You'll die because of the smoke way before that.

Bronchitis?? Man you dumb

Indica exists too bruh

2:18 where’s Michigan!?

Newest research shows regular use of marijuana actually increases lung volume and lung expansion.

I had understood that ppt didn’t hurt your lungs at all

You forgot indica

so that means that 1500 pound is the limit right ? (☞゚∀゚)☞

meh. only America facts.

ThE WoRlDs BeLoVeD PlanT_💥😋💯

29 fridges??? For 4 plants! They must be tiny fridges bro..

colorado is colorado 😩
amsterdam is amsterdam 🥳🥰

Six second maan.

Marijuana can help suppress and even reverse cancer

Same wit beer and vaping has just entered the chat

does he really think that all cannabis is sativa!!?

The thing is, if you get high every few months, then it won't be harmful and you won't become dependent on the drug

marijuana have to legal in the whole world

Right....!!!because of tobacco n alcohol...marijuana is illegal...in today world.

I'm currently in a relationship with maryjane and she hasn't treated me wrong yet🤩🤩🤣😘

World's most beloved !!! Situations worse bro

Its legal here in Canada my dude

Legeliseit!!

Marijuana should be legalized it's a natural plant

THC is just another more mild form of acid

1500 pounds in 15min.....whatta way to go 👏🌲🌱🍃🌿

😂

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The Australian government should really see this video...

pretty lame.where are the 12 interesting facts? dude even sounded dull

42.0% 420 😂😂
Seriously though. Who else is smoking while watching this?

Legalize 4 all state's 2020 save lives dont b scared u stereotypes need 2 let up

Now legal in all of Canada, I can buy the finest green at a store just down the road. Vaping is the way to go to avoid the bad health affects of smoking. So nice to be able to grow it in my yard and enjoy without fear.

You would probably die of oxygen deprivation before you could consume that much in 15 minutes

As Bill said, I smoked but didn't inhale, yeah right.

Why drink and drive when we smoke 💨 and fly ..😎

Who else is out of bud );

Who is watching this at 4 AM? Is it just me?

Its just a leaf, plus 100% herbal.

Use LED lights; they use far less energy

3:17 tobacco actually isn’t that harmful at all, it’s just the massive cigarette industry that is constantly adding hundreds and thousands of toxic chemicals to the tobacco to make it cheaper.

💟Beautiful Cleanliness Cannabis!‼️💚

Man I got charged with a felony for having a dab cartridge cuz it’s a felony here in Omaha,Nebraska wish me luck for court

80 subs and ill go around my house screaming WeEdS nOt BaD

Thanks for sharing this info!!!! Very interesting!!

You missed Oregon....

Yo!! Who's high af in 2019

harry Anslinger lied and never read a report about Marijuana and deemed it more harmful then tobacco and alcohol which we now know is false and should be over-turned, more an more states are either legalizing it for medical or recreational reasons an if federally allowed it could bring down the national debt faster then the Government would realize!

You don't know what your talking about. Regergated facts

American government want to make money on anything they can... Greedy fuckwits

Where do you guys get this bs from?

Progressive thoughts are slow. Ask Nixon. Class 1 drug?

don't forget Indica

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Yo, what happened to the lower peninsula of Michigan @ 0:45? I know it exists, because I'm currently there/here...

Where did you get your facts cuz I haven't seen any buds growing in Kentucky or Tennessee the are both fully illegal

Marijuana smoke damaging the lungs has already been disproved if anything it helps your lungs. Dont believe me? Research on it.

I got a 90 day ban for failing a drug test for a job. How is it I am able to pick up a gun before a blunt.

I'd rather smoke a joint than drink a beer any day.

If you make it totally legal. Grow,use,and sell cannabis. Then you can through out any debate about how much electricity it costs,because you could grow it outdoors and/or grow your own

My mom says leaves of three leave them be for poison ivy she also says leaves of 5 goodbye also talking about poison ivy I don't think she knows what leaves of 5 actually means

0:46
Michigan? Wya?

This may change because Canada legalized marijuana everywhere 🙌 Woah!

Marijuana doesn't give you cancer like cigarettes do. Small detail you forgot to mention.

I drive high a lot and I’d say my driving is safer? I always drive 10 under the speed limit and don’t ever realize it. My driving is more relaxed and I’m not rushed and I’m more calm, and I don’t take risks, I never try to cut anyone off, even if I can make a turn before a car is close I still don’t take it and wait. Not all people who smoke and drive are bad. Most are just idiots and don’t pay attention.

Oh ya car accidents. Lol peeps while high will think they going 70 when actually they going 5 miles per hour

0:46 i guess michigan isn’t a thing anymore?

NEW YORK STOP FRONTIN AND FAKIN,,,,.AND JUST LEGALIZE MARIJUANA !!

Hawaii??????????

15 hundred pounds. That sounds like a challenge

Democrats criminalized marijuana in the 1930's and continued to renew criminalization around 1970 completely as a racist action first against Mexicans and then against Blacks. (Look it up) F.D.R. did it. The Medical community was against its criminalization from the beginning, and again in the 70s and even today. U.V rays are more harmful than Marijuana, so are they going to criminalize going out in the Sun? More people die from bee stings, thirst, sugar, cigarettes, alcohol, water, animal attacks, the cold etc.... than from Marijuana, so why is Marijuana illegal ? Ask Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democrat party. Democrats also brought you the KKK, Abortion, Jim Crow, etc... and so why vote Democrat? Well ask Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson who said about welfare to blacks "We'll have those N*****s voting Democrat the next 200 years," and 55 years in, guess what . ? Suckers. Sorry, but its true. Democrats destroy everything they touch : The inner cities, Chicago, Detroit, California, Baltimore, Freedom to use Marijuana, etc.... And they want to take away your right to have a gun... A right given specifically for Blacks, by Republicans, so they could defend themselves against the Democrat KKK...