Yeah, yeah so you smoke it and you think you know all about it, right? But maybe not, here are some of the lesser know facts about the weed we all know and love.
- It’s in you
Weirdly, we are biologically linked to this plant whether we like it or not. Our physiological processes are controlled by the
- It’s different for boys and girls
According to a 2014 study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, men and women experience smoking very differently. In research on rats, Washington State University psychologist Rebecca Craft found that females were more sensitive to cannabis’ painkilling qualities, they were also more likely to develop a tolerance for the drug, which could contribute to negative side effects and dependence on marijuana.
The female rats’ higher levels of the hormone estrogen seem to play a role in these sex-specific effects. Female rats are more sensitive to the effects of cannabis at ovulation, when estrogen levels are highest, Craft
- Our pets love it too
Yup, if we enjoy medicinal marijuana, why shouldn’t our pets enjoy it too? Many pet owners already use medicinal marijuana to
- Some folk are actually allergic to it
Imagine that. Being a plant, marijuana can
- Even the Bard (maybe) smoked dope
England’s greatest ever storyteller and play write, William Shakespeare, has often been thought to be partial to the herb. In 2001 fragments of a pipe found in William Shakespeare’s garden in England were described as having traces of weed on them and his Sonnet 76 has an aside about “noted weed”. Perhaps Bill was baked after all.