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Marijuana Culture has more to offer in 2019

We are a month away from our favorite stoner’s favorite unofficial holiday, but in 2019 April 20th isn't only appreciated by the Cheech and Chong or Snoop D.O double G crowds.

if you've been following any type of current events, then you should generally be aware that marijuana legalization is and has been a National Hot Topic for several months now. If you are a recreational user, enthusiast, or medical proponent for the legalization of cannabis in all forms, then it's important to keep in mind the history and facts surrounding the substance. after all, the best way to win an argument is to have a good foothold in your stance. Allow us to empower you with the knowledge you can use when proudly wearing some of our weed-themed Goods!

Marijuana Myths and Facts

Myth: Weed is a dangerous drug

Fact: Though it's not completely harmless, Cases of death or accidents via impairment are fare below those of Alcohol or even some prescribed medications and popular sleep aids. Yes, you interpreted that correctly. Marijuana has fewer side effects than most sleep aids prescribed to millions of Americans each year.  Marijuana vs. Prescription Sleep Aids: Which is Better for Insomnia?

Myth: Marijuana is completely harmless

Fact: Like most things we love, Heavy use can be harmful. Since pot smoke is chemically very similar to tobacco smoke, heavy weed smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses. Again, though, the risks are from smoking, which isn't the only way to use marijuana. Another hazard: car accidents caused by driving while high, though the risk is lower than from drunk driving.

Myth(?): Marijuana’s illegal because of its ...wait why is it illegal?

Fact: Racism, to put it at one of its most basic explanation. Some of this nation’s founding fathers, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp as a desired crop for its time. However, it wasn't until xenophobia caused by the influx of immigrants fleeing the Mexican revolution where our nation’s anti-cannabis factions associated recreational weed use with the unwanted refugees. From there, sentiment turned and weed was systematically associated with all races in America who were deemed “inferior” persons. From there, Law's against it were established. 

Thanks to many hard years of science over politics, enough is now known about marijuana to allow for independent movements supporting the medical and recreational use of the plant to have a voice and begin to establish change.

Today, Pot has become established within our economic, medical and recreation markets to the point where Weed Stocks are emerging investment opportunities and culinary trends have created cannabis concoctions that are national news worthy.

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