The world of weed is always full of bizarre and fascinating tales. Some so outlandish they’re hard to believe. But here are 6 real marijuana facts that you probably didn’t know.
1. Marijuana can improve lung health, even in cigarette smokers
It seems to go against logic to suggest that marijuana can improve people’s lung health. But at least a couple of studies have shown this to be true.
In 2012, one study found that short-term exposure to weed smoke increased lung function in smokers addicted to nicotine.
Another study found that smoking cannabis has little to no effect on lung health.
2. In Kim Jong-un’s North Korea, marijuana is totally legal
According to the Huffington Post, North Korea is pretty chillaxed when it comes to marijuana.
Darmon Richter, an English blogger, wrote about how he bought a bag of grass from a supermarket in Rason, North Korea.
“No one seemed to have a problem with us buying the stuff,” Richter wrote.
Deciding to put the North Korean stance on public marijuana consumption to the test, Richter grabbed some rolling papers and lit up a Bob-Marley-style joint in the middle of the crowded marketplace.
“Bizarre as the situation was, it seemed a reasonably safe move and with several hundred people already staring at us, we weren’t likely to feel any more paranoid than we already were.”