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13 Cannabis Facts to Share With Your Best Bud

Published On:
October 6, 2022

Read time:
4 Minutes

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You know you’ve got yourself a best bud, when you can talk about anything under the sun.

You’re both all ears when the other has something to say—and trust us when we say they’ll be impressed about these 13 historical and pop cultural cannabis facts!

Take notes, because these might come in handy at your next quiz night.

1. It’s an Ancient Crop

Cannabis is one of humanity’s oldest cultivated crops. According to the book Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years, the earliest records go as far as 12,000 years back!

2. The First Thing Ever Sold Online was Weed

Online shopping all started with—you guessed it—cannabis!

In the 1970s, students at Stanford University and MIT struck a deal to purchase weed through ARPANET (an earlier version of the internet).

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3. Weed is Legal, Decriminalized, and/or Socially Acceptable in 27 Countries

In the 27 countries listed below, weed is considered legal, decriminalized, or socially acceptable:

  • Canada
  • The United States
  • Mexico
  • Belize 
  • Costa Rica
  • Jamaica
  • Argentina 
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • North Korea
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Georgia
  • Estonia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Australia
  • South Africa

4. Uruguay Spearheaded the Cannabis Movement

Next on our list of cannabis facts, we’re shining the spotlight on the country that spearheaded the movement to destigmatize and decriminalize cannabis. 

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize the plant for recreational and medicinal purposes. 

5. Hollyweed

Calling all pop culture fans—did you know that cannabis is well-loved amongst Hollywood A-listers? The following stars have all openly talked about and advocated cannabis use:

  • Kendall Jenner
  • Miley Cyrus 
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Lady Gaga
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Willie Nelson
  • Seth Rogen
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Pete Davidson
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Bella Thorne
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Kate Hudson

6. Bob Marley was Buried with Bud

When Bob Marley passed away in 1981, they buried five items with him: his red guitar, a Bible opened at Psalms 23, a soccer ball, a ring given to him by the prince of Ethiopia, and a bag of cannabis.

7. Cannabis Residue Was Found in Shakespeare’s Home

Studies reveal that English literature’s most renowned writer may have smoked cannabis.

A team from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand was given permission to study 24 of Shakespeare’s tobacco pipes retrieved from his Stratford-upon-Avon property, which revealed that eight of the pipes had cannabis residue. 

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8. George Washington Grew Hemp

Here’s one of the facts about cannabis that you probably would have never guessed: the United States’ first president actually had a hemp plantation. 

Reports reveal that George Washington’s farms on Mount Vernon all grew hemp. The crop was used to make ropes, canvas, thread for sewing sacks, and seine fishing net repairs. 

9. Barack Obama Smoked Cannabis in High School

Before he was the POTUS, Barack Obama was a proud member of the “Choom Gang” in high school. Not only did he smoke with his best buds, but he was also the one in their squad who  created quite a few creative ways of smoking cannabis

10. Cannabis is Safe From Doomsday

No matter what happens, save the bud! Truer words have never been spoken—cannabis enthusiasts don’t ever have to worry about their favourite herb becoming extinct. 

The Doomsday Vault houses and protects thousands of cannabis seeds to preserve their integrity and guarantee their survival for future generations. This vault is located on the island of Svalbard in close proximity to Norway. 

11. Two and a Half Percent of the World’s Population Consumes Cannabis

You’re most likely reading this article because you truly appreciate cannabis. Well, know that you’re definitely not alone when it comes to your enthusiasm for this plant.

In fact, 147 million people all over the world or approximately 2.5% of the world’s population consume cannabis. 

12. The Largest Producer of Cannabis in the World is the U.S.

Cannabis is well-loved across the globe, which is why production is ramping up in almost every corner. Currently, the United States holds first place as the largest producer of weed

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13. True North Cannabis Is Your New Best Bud

You’ve just filled your mind with incredible cannabis facts—now it’s time to fill your stash with the best strains.  

True North Cannabis Co. is Ontario’s fastest-growing retail shop. Drop by any of our dispensaries across the province to stock up on high-quality flowers, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, seeds, and so much more!

Our products are game changers in the cannabis industry—and that’s a fact that you’ll instantly agree with when you consume our top-tier offerings. 

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