So take a look at this list of 24 surprising facts about marijuana and see if they change your outlook on the prevalent drug!

Through new legislation, marijuana use, both recreational and medicinal, is becoming much more common in the US. But that doesn't mean the drug itself has changed. There are still the same pros and cons with the drug that there always have been.

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So take a look at this list of 24 surprising facts about marijuana and see if they change your outlook on the prevalent drug!

It CAN be habit-forming, contrary to many claims.

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It's got another much-consumed cousin in beer!

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Its effects are thought to be less harmful than legal drugs like cigarettes and alcohol.

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But it still can cause health issues, especially among heavy users.

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If it were to be legalized and taxed, it could create some real revenue for the US and states.

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Alaska's had legal weed this whole time. It's just that no one's talked about it.

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A vote for the Sex Party is a vote for fun...and probably chaos.

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That's a lot of court and imprisonment costs.

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It's being studied as part of a larger treatment for cancer!

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Well, if George Washington did it...

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Expect to see it in all sorts of delis soon...

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This might be the only progressive policy North Korea has ever adopted.

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Strangely, they were among the first to allow it again.

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Many think it was the Netherlands, but that is just decriminalization.

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Sentences for marijuana convictions continue to be inconsistent and sometimes unduly harsh.

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I'm sure we're all curious as to why this was a product.

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Looks like a new habit has overtaken coffee-drinking.

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That's an unreported side effect, I suppose.

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No wonder so many weed-related investment opportunities are popping up.

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It's been around about as long as people have!

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Ok. That must be the weirdest use yet...

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Well, if Catholics have wine...

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It was kind of selfish for the deceased to take it with them.

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Ok. We understand why Bob Marley would want to take it with him. He's forgiven.

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