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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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In the United States, about 750,000 people are arrested each year for marijuana offenses. However, Since 2015, marijuana has become the fastest growing industry in the U.S. If marijuana becomes legal in all 50 states, the industry will become larger than the organic food market.

So let's learn a little more about the long history of this odd, mistrusted, misunderstood, and sometimes misused 'gift' of mother nature.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."

HINT: (1934 - 1996) an American scientist and author, best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator, who famously assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

During the temperance movement of the 1890s, marijuana was commonly recommended as a substitute for alcohol. The reason for this was that use of marijuana did not lead to domestic violence while alcohol abuse did.

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Scientists have found evidence that a marijuana compound can freeze and stop the spread of some types of aggressive cancer.

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In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to legally allow medical marijuana for patients with a valid doctor's recommendation.

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Someone would have to smoke over 1,500 pounds of marijuana to die of an overdose. In other words, dying from a weed overdose is nearly impossible.

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There is a difference between hemp and pot. While hemp plants are the same species as marijuana plants, they don't produce the psychoactive ingredient (THC) that is in pot.

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The word "canvas" is related to the word "cannabis." Historically, canvases were made of hemp.

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The ropes, sails, and caulking of the Mayflower were all made from hemp fiber.




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I'm hard to look at, but you can in a clutch.

Yet you're told to watch me, or get your friends'.
I'm often referred to when you make amends.

You can throw me out but not away,
I cause many pain, every day.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."

ANSWER: Carl Sagan

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