8 Crazy Facts About Marijuana That You Didn't Know...

1. Tupac's ashes were smoked

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After his death in 1996, there have been many rumors and speculations about his death. But in 2011, Tupac's crew, Outlawz revealed how they got rid of his ashes. 

"Yes, it’s definitely true... Had a little memorial for him with his mum and his family. We had hit the beach, threw [in] a lot of shit he liked at the beach. Some weed, some chicken wings, he loved orange soda... Pac loved that kind of shit, so we were giving him our own farewell...If you listen to “Black Jesus,” he said, “Last wishes, smoke my ashes.” That was a request that he had. Now, how serious he was about it? We took it serious."

There you have it. Tupac's ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by his loved one's.  

2. George Washington grew marijuana

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In several letters, Washington addresses that he grows marijuana.

“Began to separate the male from female plants rather too late...Pulling up the (male) hemp. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month.”

It is believed that he smoked marijuana in order to relieve the pain of his dentures. 


3. The first thing ever purchased online was a bag of marijuana

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Most people assume online drug transactions were made famous by the infamous Silk Road crackdown on the dark web, but in reality, it can be traced back to the beginning of the internet. In The Dark Web, author Jamie Bartlett, stated: 

In 1972, long before eBay or Amazon, students from Stanford University in California and MIT in Massachusetts conducted the first ever online transaction. Using the Arpanet account at their artificial intelligence lab, the Stanford students sold their counterparts a tiny amount of marijuana.


4. Shakespeare was a smoker

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In a recent study, it was found that several of Shakespeare's pipes contained traces of cannabis residue. If that's not enough to convince you, Shakespeare seems to shyly write about cannabis in a sonnet.

“In Sonnet 76 Shakespeare writes about ‘invention in a noted weed’. This can be interpreted to mean that Shakespeare was willing to use ‘weed’ (Cannabis as a kind of tobacco) for creative writing (‘invention’).” 


5. Marijuana fell from the sky

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You read that right. One of the most infamous plane crashes happened at Yosemite in 1977. It was a plane smuggling over 10,000 pounds of weed, and when it crashed all 6 tons of marijuana was dispersed into the Yosemite valley. It was a hikers dream in the 70's! 


6. There are more dispensaries in Colorado then there are Starbuck's

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The ratio of dispensaries to Starbuck's is 3 to 1 in Colorado. This makes sense since Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. The state is also home to the first drive-thru dispensary in the world.


7. Cameron Diaz bought weed from Snoop Dogg in high school

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Cameron Diaz has been pretty open with her use of marijuana. Diaz stated that she went to high school with Snoop Dogg (who was only a year older than Diaz) in Long Beach. Since they went to the same school, Diaz revealed that she even used to buy weed from Snoop Dogg! 


8. You'd have to smoke 800 joints to die

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It wouldn't be the marijuana that kills you, but actually the carbon monoxide.