Shortly before Bob Marley passed away, he asked his friends to bury him with his Bible, a red Gibson guitar, and the bud of marijuana. This move might have been a surprise for many people back then, but it is not these days.
According to the latest survey, cannabis is the most popular drug in the world. Almost 4% of the planet’s population tried marijuana at least once in their life. More and more people are becoming tolerant of the idea of using cannabis for medical and recreational purposes.
In 2020, cannabis is legal in Uruguay, Peru, Netherlands, United States, Canada, and South Africa. At this point, countries like France, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Chech Republic, and Colombia are also considering making pot legal at a federal level.
These decisions could possibly change today’s world by eliminating the black market and reducing violent crime. Let alone, an increase in tax revenues (dealers can also pay taxes!).
If you want to know more interesting facts about marijuana, check the article below:
Nevada is the State of Fun
Nevada is the only US State where you can legally go to a brothel and spend the night with a good-looking companion. Other than that, you can buy pot at any time of the day or night. The las vegas dispensary is open to all citizens and tourists 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No wonder, there is a well-known tourism slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
A pot for your Pet
In 2018, 2,132,777 adults in the United States were using cannabis for medical purposes (for instance, it helped some to ease the side effects of chemotherapy.)
According to an article published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, some pet owners give marijuana to help their dogs and cats in pain. Veterinarians say that cannabis can help ease the pain. However, large quantities can be fatal for pets. That’s why pet owners should not medicate their dogs without the vet’s supervision.
Allergic to Marijuana?
Some people can be very unlucky. According to a study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2015, cannabis, just like many other plants, can trigger allergic reactions.
So, if you have itchy eyes, occasional hives, coughing, and sneezing after smoking weed, it means you are allergic to cannabis.
A lot of people don’t report allergic reactions triggered by marijuana since pot is still illegal in most countries.
In 2019, 16 Americans were diagnosed with anaphylaxis after smoking weed (a life-threatening response to an allergen).
What’s about Addiction?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 9% of users experience symptoms of withdrawal, such as restlessness and irritability. Researchers suggest that marijuana dependence has genetic underpinnings, just like depression. That’s why some people get hooked so easily.
A list of physical symptoms of cannabis addiction includes impaired balance, dry mouth, fatigue, lack of attention, and excessive sleepiness. Research shows that people addicted to marijuana have poor judgement, delayed responsiveness, indecisiveness, dramatic mood swings, and problems focusing.
These days, there are established therapy programs for people with cannabis addiction.
Crown and Pot
Sir J. Russell Reynolds, Queen Victoria’s doctor, used to prescribe her cannabis to relieve menstrual cramps. So, every month the symbol of conservatism took a tincture of cannabis and felt awesome.
Another leader of the British Empire, Queen Elizabeth, was a huge fan of recreational marijuana. She used to give it to her guests at Royal garden parties. Moreover, she issued a law according to which every British farmer was obligated to plant some cannabis.
Most probably, Queen Elizabeth, I and her guests had more fun than royals these days. When Prince Harry tried some pot at the age of 16, his father Prince Charles sent him to rehab.
On the Marijuana Industry
According to research, the marijuana industry in the US will create more than 250.000 jobs by the end of 2020. Soon enough, you will have a chance to meet people who work as master extractors, budtenders, and bud trimmers.
One of the greatest things about the world’s marijuana industry is that women hold 40% of executive positions. It’s a huge number of female leaders compared to other industries.
The Bottom Line
As you can understand, the world is slowly changing. There are more cannabis dispensaries than McDonald’s and Starbucks in Colorado. In some states, you can even order marijuana via a mobile app. In Canada, USA, and the Netherlands people are running their cannabis business openly and paying taxes for the sale of cannabis.
Time will tell whether marijuana legislation is a bad thing or not. There is only one question: what’s next?