Marijuana has been growing in popularity in the United States since it was first legalized for medicinal use in California in 1996. Over the years, it has become an increasingly more socially acceptable drug to use. This social acceptance has allowed the communities that use it to create a culture of sorts, which focuses on the art of growing and smoking marijuana. From the seeds that the plants grow from, up to how the drug is consumed, people are evaluating its progress every step of the way to ensure it is of the highest quality.
Not everyone can spend this much time on a hobby, however, so how much do you know about the drug and its history? Are you able to define what a strain is? Can you explain to someone what a Time Bomb is? Do the terms 'sativa' and 'indica' mean anything to you? From dispensaries to growers, the culture and information surrounding marijuana are extensive. Take this quiz to find out just how high you can score! These questions were designed to weed out those individuals lacking broad marijuana knowledge. Will you puff, puff, pass this quiz? Or go down in a blaze?
What two states were the first to legalize recreational marijuana use?
Oregon and Washington, D.C.
Nevada and California
Colorado and Washington
In 2012, Colorado and Washington were the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use, paving the way for others to follow. This change in the law allowed people in the state to possess marijuana, while also allowing businesses to sell the drug.
Which of the following is not a nickname for marijuana?
Marijuana has many names, but "allspice" is not one of them. The drug also goes by hash, widow, fruity juice, grass, pot and the Devil's Lettuce. This is not an all-inclusive list, as there are more names not listed here.
What country was the first one in the world to fully legalize marijuana?
The first country to fully legalize all uses of marijuana was Uruguay, which began allowing weed in 2013. Canada followed after and legalized the drug in 2018. Other countries are expected to follow suit in the coming years.
In Bhutan, cannabis was regularly fed to what animal?
In Bhutan, cannabis is easy to come by. This, paired with its ability to increase one's appetite made it a perfect choice for citizens raising pigs. By feeding the animals weed, they ate more and gained weight!
Despite the folklore surrounding the number, "420" was invented by a group of high school stoners. Through a series of events, the high school students passed the number along to The Grateful Dead during band practice who then used the term in a magazine. The rest is history.
Smoking marijuana has been shown to help with a number of conditions. Which one has it not be shown to help with?
Because asthma is an issue with the respiratory system, explicitly smoking marijuana will not help the condition. However, there is reason to believe that ingesting THC in other ways, such as through edibles, can be beneficial for those with asthma.
Who is said to have been buried with his guitar, bible and bud of marijuana?
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bob Marley was buried with three of his favorite things: some weed, his guitar and his bible. The famous musician was known for his influence on reggae sound and for his heavy cannabis use. His image is synonymous with marijuana use in pop culture.
If the United States were to legalize weed in all 50 states, it would grow larger than what industry?
The Cosmetics industry
The Women's clothing industry
The organic food industry
As it stands, marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. This is without it even being legal in all 50 states! If it were to be legal countrywide, it would beat out the organic food industry.
As of 2017, which country is said to be one of the largest producers of marijuana?
According to the World Drug Report 2017, Morocco was the largest producer of cannabis, based on the amount the country cultivated. Behind Morocco, Mexico was a distant second. With several countries legalizing the drug, these rankings are expected to change.
Sativa plants that fully develop can grow to be how tall?
Sativa plants that reach their full height can reach upwards of 20 feet in height! For this to happen, however, the plants fare best when grown outside. Due to limiting growing conditions, sativa plants are often grown in a greenhouse.
Kief is the part of a weed flower that makes it appear to sparkle. Kief is revered by pot smokers, as it has a high concentration of THC, which makes it a fun option to smoke once enough has been collected.
Dispensaries are where people can to buy weed in legal states. Dispensaries are considered government-regulated buildings and require certain kinds of permits before they are able to stock and sell any product.
Hemp is the name given to the fibrous material (shown here under a microscope) that can be taken from the cannabis plant. It can be used to make a variety of products including rope, clothing, paper and bracelets.
How much weed would you have to smoke in order to overdose?
The idea that you can't overdose on marijuana is technically false. However, in order to experience an overdose, a single person would have to smoke 1,500 pounds of weed. To make things harder, all the weed would have to be smoked in 15 minutes or less.
When it comes to feeling less pain after smoking, women are able to tap into this quality more than men. A woman's pain tolerance increases after smoking because of the interaction between the chemicals in marijuana and her body's estrogen levels.
In Denver, dispensaries outnumber what popular fast-food chain?
Since weed was legalized in Colorado, Denver citizens can more easily access a dispensary than a Starbucks in the city. As of February 2018, there were operating licenses given to 364 dispensaries within the city limits.
Which of the following states does not contribute to the majority of the weed grown in the United States?
The country as a whole is said to grow 22 million pounds of weed a year. Of that large number, five states (California, Tennessee, Hawaii, Washington and Kentucky) are responsible for 80% of the growth.
What strange thing did Henry Ford construct out of hemp?
A steering wheel
A set of tires
A gear shift
An entire car
Henry Ford was able to construct an entire vehicle out of hemp, plastic and soybean in 1941. By using hemp, with a mixture of other materials, Ford had hoped to develop a car that was more environmentally-friendly to produce.
In legal states, how old do you have to be to buy marijuana?
To buy weed in states that allow recreational use, buyers must be 21 or older. IDs are usually verified before entry into the store, and often individuals under the legal age are barred from entry, whether they were planning to buy or not.