The Marijuana Collection: Fact-Checking Weed Rumors

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

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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.

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The Origins of 420 The story of how the code '420' entered drug parlance as a term signifying the...
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The Origins of 420
Can Marijuana Help Heal Broken Bones? Several studies suggest that a specific constituent of cannabis could aid in the healing of...
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Can Marijuana Help Heal Broken Bones?
Did JFK Use Marijuana as President? Although medical records of JFK's hidden health struggles included use of unconventional drugs, marijuana was...
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Did JFK Use Marijuana as President?