It’s no secret that cannabis has just about as many bizarre stories and untested theories as anything in today’s culture. The amount of misinformation and anecdotal evidence behind certain stories and myths related to cannabis is crazy! We wanted to shed some light on some of our favorites and do some digging into some of these strange facts regarding cannabis. Give us your thoughts below, and let us know of anything that may have missed the list.
1. To Weed or Not To Weed, that is the question!
Yup, ole Bill Shakespeare sure loved to get elevated! Don’t believe me? Well check out The Telegraph and see for yourself. Some South African scientists have done tests on Billy Boy’s 400-year-old tobacco pipes and found some cannabinoids hanging around. This proves that the reason why the majority of our population found Shakespeare’s poetry far too confusing wasn’t just because of complex metaphors and old language use, but rather just because the dude was high…. a lot…. maybe even all the time! Ok, so I am taking some liberties here, but isn’t a Midsummer Night’s Dream starting to make A LOT more sense now? Some people like to reference his Sonnet 76 where he states “invention in a noted weed” as clear evidence of his usage of the beautiful dankness, but I am not so sure. Dude was crazy. Who knows what he was talking about. [spoiler alert] He made Hamlet pick up a dead jester’s skull and talk for 10 minutes about him in a depressing rant. This could make just about anyone fall asleep. Or, maybe I am projecting here.
2. “The Man” Used Cannabis as a Truth Serum in WWII
Well, I think we have all been in a situation where we may have had a bit too much ganja and opened our mouths when we should have clearly stayed outside by the pool. I’m sure we have all been too truthful with our uncle Murray, telling him that you never liked him (and that Miadas are for douches). Most of us have been embarrassed by a similar situation, so it’s no surprise to find out that a government agency with more power than the CIA during WWII called the OSS (stands for something boring and irrelevant to the story) was giving prisoners cannabis as a truth serum.
Truth be told, this story broke on High Times, so I can’t testify to its truth or not without you strapping me to a chair underneath a lone swinging light bulb and feeding me a volcano bag full of Meat Breath. I say we give them the benefit of the doubt and say it’s true!
3. Did you know the Hollywood Sign used to say “HollywEEd”?
Ok, so that title is a bit clickbaity. The sign never officially said “Hollyweed” but it was done by some jokesters with quite a bit of time on their hands. It didn’t say this for long, but at one time back in 1983, the sign was “vandalized”…. “improved”…. “perfected”… (choose your verb)…. to say “Hollyweed”. Check out the photo :
This photo is from 2017
It then happened again in 2017. Ok, so maybe this isn’t really a strange cannabis fact, but I find it pretty funny. Let us know what you think, below in the comments.
4. Did You Know You Can Stick Cannabis Up Your ________?
So a little while ago, roottie broke one of the most journalistic daring stories of our generation. Or… well… we wrote an article about a strange way to inject cannabis, anyway.
As weird as it sounds, it’s true that you can ingest cannabis by pouring cannabis oil into your belly button and sitting there for quite a while.
However, did you know that there is a new trend of suppository cannabis intake? What is a suppository you ask? This means sticking a cannabis pill up your bum, which can give you a much quicker delivery and a similar effect as edibles. Talk about a whole new level of “when the edibles kick in”. You can start your meme generation at any time…and… GO!
5. We STILL Don’t Know That Much About Cannabis
The truth is, with cannabis being so widely prohibited for so many years, we are just starting to finally scratch the surface on what this plant can do. Sure, there are anecdotal facts being thrown around like absolute truths, but the truth is we are still in the genesis of discovering quirky, weird, fun, and awesome new ways to use this plant.
It’s exciting to think about what we will discover/use this plant for in the future. While some are adamantly against large pharmaceutical companies getting their hands on cannabis and manipulating its compounds, we all know it’s an inevitability. Especially if the USA (‘Merica) decides to legalize in the near future. We are already seeing amazing biotechnology with nano-tech delivery, synthetic compounds, medication for serious illnesses, etc. Will cannabis cure cancer? Is it going to be the wonder drug everyone thinks it is? Can it be cooler than LeBron James (is LeBron still cool? I don’t watch football…).
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