Thomas Jefferson grew hemp (Cannabis not intended for psychoactive proprieties)  along with George Washington. 

The first law concerning Cannabis in North America was passed in 1619. It promoted farmers growing more hemp.

Hemp fibers were used extensively for ship sails and rope because of their durability.
Many bird feed blends contain sterile Cannabis seeds.

In 1937, the Marijuana Transfer Tax Act was passed and made it illegal to produce hemp and marijuana.

About 750,000 people are arrested each year in America for marijuana possession, a third of all arrests each year.

Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol is the active chemical component that produces the “high.”

Until 1964 no one knew what produced the high from marijuana until Raphael Mechoulam discovered THC as the active ingredient.

In 1988 Allyn Howlett researched how THC affected the brain. She discovered a new set of receptor proteins in the brain that could bind to the THC molecule. They were found in the hippocampus that forms memories, the cerebellum that controls movement, and the frontal cortex where we think.

The same receptors in the brain that THC can bind to have also been found in other animals, such as dogs, cats, and pigs.

THC does not make a person hallucinate like Psilocybe cubensis which makes the user imagine things that are not there like sounds or sights, but THC will height senses.
There are no recorded deaths from an overdose of marijuana.

The first recorded use of hemp made into paper predates the paper derived from wood.

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