8 Interesting Cannabis Facts You Probably Didn't Know


There is so much content that circles the internet about Cannabis and it’s medicinal properties, but what about the facts that people don’t know much about? It took some searching, but I’ve come across some pretty interesting and weird facts about cannabis that most people probably don’t know.



Fact #1: You can be allergic to cannabis

Yes! It is true, the average joe can be allergic to cannabis. According to a 2015 review in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, both smoke and pollen can trigger allergic reactions in people. The more common symptoms people have is itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.  But don’t worry! It’s extremley rare.


Fact #2: Cannabis and Viagra don’t mix

Cannabis compounds can inhibit certain liver enzymes called cytochrome P450 enzymes. What does this all mean? Well, it’s for certain that Viagra won’t break down as easily in the blood of someone who’s been using cannabis of any form. A 2001 study found out “there is a possibility that elevated plasma concentrations of Viagra could occur with coadministration of known inhbitors of “these enzymes.” This could cause adverse side effects.


Fact #3: Taking Cannabis to the grave

Around 2,700 years ago, a 45-year-old man died, probably in the highlands of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang, China. Shortly thereafter, his bones were taken and interred in a cemetery in the Gobi Desert, called Yanghai. Alongside his body, someone placed a bag and a bowl of 28 ounces (789 grams) of Cannabis sativa, according to researchers who studied the remains and wrote about their findings in 2008 in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

Preserved by dry desert conditions, the plant matter was still tinted green, though it didn’t have the distinctive cannabis smell. (Nor did its seeds germinate into plants — the researchers tried!) The strain appeared to be domesticated based on the size and shape of its seeds, and a molecular analysis revealed compounds that included cannabidiol, cannabichromene and cannabicyclol. The plant in the bowl had been slightly ground, suggesting that it was being used for “medicinal or mystical attributes,” the researchers wrote.

Around the same time that the 45-year-old man went to his eternal rest next to a stash of pot, another man in a neighboring cemetery had a similar, if slightly stranger, burial. In October 2016, researchers reported that they’d found the grave of a 35-year-old man who’d been laid to rest under a shroud of cannabis. The grave was in Jiayi, a cemetery not far from Yanghai, in western China. Its occupant was a Caucasian man lying on a bed of wooden slats. Over his chest were 13 Cannabis sativa plants, draped diagonally from the man’s chin to his pelvis. Researchers estimated the age of the burial at between 2,400 and 2,800 years old. It’s unclear why the man was buried under a layer of cannabis, but the development of the uprooted plants suggests that he died in August or September.


Fact #4: Largest Cash Crop

Cannabis has surpassed corn and wheat in the U.S. making it the largest Cash Crop in the United States. It’s so large in fact it passed corn and wheat combined.


Fact #5: First E-Commerce Transaction

The first e-commerce transaction to take place on the Internet was the sale of cannabis.


Fact #6: License to Toke

There are four people in the US who not only can get legal marijuana, but the federal government sends it to them, free. Source


Fact #7: Cannabis Seeds Contain Amino Acids

Marijuana seeds are a source of all amino acids. They are one of only a handful of substances that man can sustain off indefinitely with no other food and provide all known amino acids.


Fact #8: Smoking Tupac

After Tupac was cremated, his ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of his hip-hop group, Outlawz. Source