Facts About Weed?

Facts About Weed?

May 4, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

Here are some interesting facts about weed (cannabis) you should know about:

  1. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance globally, with over 192 million users.
  2. The earliest recorded use of cannabis dates back to 4000 BCE in ancient China.
  3. Cannabis has over 100 active cannabinoids, including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
  4. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects, while CBD has potential therapeutic benefits without the high.
  5. Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, including pain relief, nausea, and anxiety treatment.
  6. The first cannabis dispensary in the US opened in San Francisco in 1992.
  7. Uruguay was the first country to legalize recreational cannabis in 2013.
  8. Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule I drug in the US, despite growing legalization and acceptance.
  9. The cannabis industry is projected to reach $50 billion in sales by 2026.
  10. Cannabis has potential industrial uses, such as producing hemp, biofuels, and building materials.

Please note that: there are laws surrounding cannabis usage in Nigeria

Remember to always prioritize responsible use and follow local laws and regulations regarding cannabis.

Here are some facts about weed usage in Nigeria:

  1. Cannabis is illegal in Nigeria, with possession and cultivation punishable by law.
  2. Despite this, Nigeria is among the top 10 countries with the highest cannabis use, with an estimated 20.8% of the population using it.
  3. According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), cannabis is the most widely used drug in Nigeria.
  4. A 2018 survey found that 14.3% of Nigerians aged 15-64 used cannabis in the past year.
  5. The same survey revealed that cannabis use is more prevalent among males (18.1%) than females (10.3%).
  6. The highest prevalence of cannabis use is among young adults aged 25-34.
  7. Cannabis is often used for recreational and medicinal purposes, including pain relief and relaxation.
  8. The illegal cannabis trade is a significant source of income for criminal organizations and corrupt officials.
  9. Efforts to legalize or decriminalize cannabis have been met with resistance from law enforcement and religious groups.
  10. Public opinion on cannabis is divided, with some advocating for reform and others supporting the current criminalization.

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