3 Myth-Busting Facts About Marijuana

3 Myth-Busting Facts About Marijuana

Pot, weed, ganja, hashish, hemp, marijuana. They’re all words that are tied to what’s actually quite a pretty herbaceous flowering plant. Nevertheless, it’s a plant that also generates considerable discussion and debate, particularly insofar as to how it is cultivated and used around the world. The question of how this often misunderstood and misrepresented plant should be used and perceived by the populace will garner a wide variety of opinions. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some myth-busting facts about marijuana that are certainly interesting to discover, no matter where on the debate one stands. 1 – Is Marijuana Legal in the Netherlands & Portugal? There’s a common misconception among visitors that marijuana has been legalized in European countries such as the Netherlands and Portugal, which isn’t exactly true. However, these two countries do have markedly different outlooks regarding the humble cannabis plant, compared to others around the world. Important to know is that despite the plethora of so-called “coffee shops” in Amsterdam and elsewhere around the Netherlands, marijuana has never actually been formally legalized in the country. That said, and since 1976, the Dutch have actively maintained an official policy of not enforcing laws regarding the possession or use of small amounts of the substance. Growing, importing and distributing cannabis are still considered criminal offenses in the Netherlands. The same applies in Portugal, where marijuana and other narcotics have never actually been legalized. Instead, the Portuguese introduced new laws in 2001 which decriminalized all drugs, albeit without actually legalizing…

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