Five marijuana facts you need to know

In this article, we will go through five of the most popular marijuana facts that you need to know. As cannabis- also known as marijuana- becomes more popular and legalised, people are wanting to know all they can. 

The well-known cannabis plant can be used for a variety of reasons, including medical and recreational uses. Because of this, it is becoming extremely popular for many, especially patients who are wanting pain relief. 

Marijuana Facts

Before buying, taking or using marijuana, it is important that users know and understand all the risk and benefits involved. Furthermore, there are hundreds of marijuana facts that should be known, today we will go through some of the main ones.

Medical Uses

One of the more well-known facts about cannabis is that it can be used for medical uses. Marijuana, when used as a medicine, is known as medical marijuana or medical cannabis. It is used to treat a plethora of illnesses and pain symptoms. 

The Global Medical Marijuana Market is expected to reach $148 billion by 2026 and this growth is being driven by use cases of medical marijuana treating and helping many patients. It can help to treat and relieve pain from illnesses such as Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and mental health conditions such as Depression.


Despite marijuana being known as a class B or C drug in many countries, due to its benefits, more and more countries have legalised it. Legality changes from country to country and everywhere has different laws on possession and distribution. However, many countries have prohibited the use of recreational cannabis. But have made medical cannabis legal.

Uruguay and Canada are two countries that have fully legalised medical cannabis for recreational and medical uses. With countries such as the Netherlands making recreational cannabis legal but only when sold in licensed ‘coffee shops’. 


Even though medical cannabis is being used commonly, marijuana can become highly addictive. Research shows that 10% of regular cannabis users become addicted to the plant-based products. This often causes patients and users to become dependant on it which can lead to many problems.

If a person was to become addicted to marijuana, when they stopped using it, they might become moody and irritable. They might also become unwell and start having migraines, sickness or diarrhoea. Because of this, patients who take medical cannabis should take it in moderation and consult a doctor if they have any queries.

Used in Clothing

The cannabis plant can be used in more ways than just to smoke or take as medicine. In fact, many have used the plants compound, hemp, in clothing for hundreds of years. The fibres from the plant can be twined together to create fabric. This fabric can then be made into clothing and accessories such as bags. 

Kathmandu is a hub for cannabis clothing, with the production and growth being made legal under strict supervision from local police. Products that are 100% hemp can cost hundreds in certain countries. Making the production and sale a huge venture for companies in Kathmandu. 

Side Effects

When taking marijuana, it is important to understand the side effects and how it will make you feel. When taking medical cannabis, the side effects will be different from when taking cannabis with a high level of THC in. 

THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis, and this is what gives you the feeling of being ‘high’. Other side effects may include feeling relaxed, getting the giggles, time feels like its slowing down, or getting the ‘munchies’- feeling incredibly hungry. However, if you are not used to smoking, it can also make you feel sick and affect your memory.


Knowing these five marijuana facts will help you have a better understanding of the plant and how it is used. New research and use cases are being discovered every day, proving the benefits and impact cannabis can have on people. With this, it is advised to keep up to date with all the latest news and information, and this can be done here, at The Leaf Desk.