5 Facts about your favorite herb that say no, it ain’t going away.

Happy Livers
Recently, U.S. researchers published a study in “Liver International” that found weed using alcoholics have healthier insides than non-using alcoholics. “Our findings suggest that cannabis use is associated with a reduced incidence of liver disease in alcoholics,” say the authors.

There are exactly 29 states where at least medicinal marijuana is legal; and there are exactly 26 states where it’s legal to marry your first cousin. There’s no correlation here, just thought you’d like to know.

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, the majority of Republicans (51 percent) now support legal weed in some form or another, up from 35 percent just 10 years ago.

Batshit Crazy
From 1938 to 1962, Dr. James Munch was Washington’s “Official Expert on Marihuana.” He once testified in court, under oath, that “after two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I was turned into a bat.” As in literally the animal with wings.

No Spit Sherlock
In one 1889 article by Dr. E.A. Birch for “The Lancet” (still a leading medical journal), he describes how cannabis is used to help with vomiting and nausea in cases of opiate withdrawals. Surprise, surprise, it still works like that today, too.

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