5 Facts about weed to impress your Internet friends with

5 Facts about weed to impress your Internet friends with

VicesApril 20, 2018

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.
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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.
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Repub-puff-pass
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.
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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.
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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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