“Did you know?” 10 Little Known facts about Medical Marijuana
1. Marijuana is classified as a “schedule 1 drug” by the 1970 controlled substance act, which means the federal government considers marijuana to have: high potential for abuse, No currently accepted medical use, a lack of accepted safety.
2. The US government supplies 320-360 marijuana cigarettes monthly to four seriously ill patients in the compassionate investigational new drug (ind) program the project began in 1978, but was closed to new patients in 1991.
3. Marijuana was not reported as a primary cause of death at all between Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005 According to FDA data obtained by Freedom of information act (fdia) request.
4. The states with the three highest possession limits among the 15 states with legal medical marijuana are Oregon 24 plants, California 18 plants, and New Mexico 16 plants.
5. 8 of the 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana by 2006 saw a decrease in teen use of marijuana from 1999 to 2006.
6. Marijuana causes a series of cellular reactions in the brain that ultimately produce the “high” feeling. Smoked or inhaled marijuana takes only a few minutes to reach the brain. When eating or drinking marijuana, this process can take up to an hour.
7. When swallowing marijuana (in teas, brownies, etc) the main active ingredient, “delta-9-THC” is transformed by the liver into the more psych actively powerful “delta-11-THC”.