5 Facts About Marijuana That You Probably Didn't Know

As the marijuana industry continues to grow, new data and studies show more interesting and eye-opening facts about the drug. Before Amazon and eBay, cannabis was the very first online transaction. Author and journalist John Markoff revealed in his book, “In 1971 or 1972, Stanford students using Arpanet accounts at Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory engaged in a commercial transaction with their counterparts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology… of an undetermined amount of marijuana.” Also, marijuana consumers eat 600 more calories a day than the average person, but they’re also healthier than the average person because marijuana increases appetite and metabolism. Marijuana is proving to be a lot more interesting than just getting high.

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When marijuana edibles hit Canadian cannabis dispensary shelves later this year, you can expect them to be taxed based on how strong they are. Canada's recently released federal 2020 budget proposes to tax marijuana edibles based on the amount of THC they contain. THC is one of the active ingredients in cannabis and the one most associated with producing the plant's signature high.

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