Fun Cannabis Facts
The first recorded use of marijuana happened in China more than 4,700 years ago.
Chinese Emperor Shen Nung used it to treat such maladies as gout, malaria and rheumatism. It was banned in 500 B.C. because it was believed to cause young people to disrespect the elderly.
The first thing bought and sold online was a bag of weed.
It was a straight up drug deal, actually. In 1971, students at Stanford used Arpanet accounts at the university’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to engage in the world’s first e-commerce transaction.
Marijuana milkshakes, called Bhang, are very popular in India.
The Indian subcontinent absolutely loves pot. In fact, the government declared the plant to be entirely harmless in 1894.
George Washington grew pot.
Washington wrote in letters on more than one occasion that he grew marijuana: “Began to separate the male from female plants rather too late … Pulling up the (male) help. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month.” Many today suspect he smoked weed to alleviate the pain caused by his 18th century dentures.
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