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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In a tweet last night President Donal Trump announced his new hire for White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Once he starts the new job, Mulvaney may just be one of the biggest cannabis reform supporters in the White House, a potential boon for the legalization movement.