- 1. Bill Gates Support Cannabis Legalization
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, voted in favour of legalizing marijuana in Washington State in the state’s 2012 referendum. In an interview with BuzzFeed, he said “Traffickers are going to make a lot less money, and some of the perverse things about the illegal drug trade will be avoided…” Bill Gates apparently believes legalization can curb illegal trade.
- 2. Hollywood Sign once became ‘Hollyweed’ Sign
Around New Year’s in 1976, the iconic “Hollywood” sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed.” As per a CNN report, “A prankster managed to change the iconic sign overlooking Los Angeles by using tarps to change the O’s in the sign to E’s.”
- 3. Cannabis a “lost sibling” of Beer
A study published in the journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research found that about 28 million years ago, Cannabis as we know it today “lost a sibling” —and that sibling was called Humulus. The flowers of Humulus called hops are commonly used as a flavoring for beer (not an intoxicating ingredient).
- 4. Cannabis was Fed to Pigs in Bhutan
- 5. Cannabis Plants can Grow Very Large, up to 20 Feet!
Cannabis variety Sativa plants can grow very large, up to 20 feet!
- 6. Countless Street Names for Cannabis
Some of the interesting names for cannabis include Mary Jane, bud, Buddha, cheeba, hydro, Purple Haze, Maui Wowie, herb and so on and that is on top of some of the common names such as grass, weed, ganja and pot.