Interesting Marijuana Information

Marijuana is known for several names because of years and years of use in different cultures around the world. The media has much maligned it for recreational use, especially among the young people in the past years. However, within just a few years, the medical benefits of marijuana has picked up speed, especially when backed by scientific research that attests to its positive effect on health for people with chronic illnesses.
It is interesting to know that marijuana or cannabis was legal in Colorado until 1917 due to its negative connotation as addictive and destructive. The fiber that you get from marijuana is the earliest and most popularly used textile fiber until 65 years ago. Another interesting information is that cannabis seed is a complete source of vegetable protein that provides the body the correct nourishment it needs.
In the year 1631 until the early 1800s, paying taxes with hemp was legal. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana and one of the first paper mills in the US owned by Benjamin Franklin processed hemp. For thousands of years, marijuana was used for ropes and sails of all the ships throughout the world. The Dutch word ‘canvas’ is a Dutch word that means cannabis.

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