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The Marijuana Collection: Fact-Checking Weed Rumors

There's a lot of marijuana misinformation out there. We'll puff and pass the truth.

Published Apr 19, 2021

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As legalized marijuana becomes more common across the United States, some old wives tales and rumors have come along with it. We've encountered our fair share of claims over the years, from the origins of 420 to the supposed health benefits (or side effects) of weed's role throughout history.

Team Snopes is here to cut fact from fiction.

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Liz is an Editorial Assistant who has labored in Snopes' folklore mines since 2005.

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