The ongoing debate of marijuana has been going on for a while. Malta has already taken steps to introduce medicinal use for the plant, something that has gone down relatively well. Next on the list however, is recreational use. And people are hopping onboard the green wagon.

We thought that since we’re on the topic, we’d do some research about the plant itself. And boy, did we come across some funny facts. Here’s 5 things you almost certainly didn’t know about marijuana.

Where Was 420 Created?

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The First Thing Ever Sold Online

The term 420 has some funny origins. It originated from a group of California teens called The Waldos. They would meet every day at 4:20pm to search for a rumoured abandoned marijuana farm.

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Although the internet has been around since the 90s, the first thing ever sold on an online platform, meaning one device connected to another, was a bag of marijuana in 1971 by a group of Stanford students using their school A.I.Laboratory.

William Shakespeare Used To Smoke Marijuana

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Could you believe it? One of the world’s finest poets to grace a pen used to light it up too! A recent study found marijuana residue in several of his pipes.

The Country Which Smokes The Most Marijuana Is

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You thought Amsterdam, didn’t you? Well do we have some news for you! Iceland is the highest ranked country in terms of cannabis users. A reported 18.3% of the entire population make use of marijuana.

Weed Is Completely Legal In One Country

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We bet you thought Amsterdam again? Wrong again. It’s Uruguay! In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in modern era to completely legalise marijuana!

So there you go. Next time you’re talking about Mary Jane, don’t forget to bring this up!

Comment below if you know any other funny facts about marijuana 👇