There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the legality of cannabis use but with each passing day, we see that the health experts are accepting marijuana to be legal for its various benefits. In fact, medical marijuana is legal in several states of the United States; however, you would have to possess an identity card as a proof that you really need to use the drug for medicinal purpose.

Generally, when we talk about cannabis, we think about some hippy guys who smoke weed to get high. The use of cannabis is not limited to giving youngsters a high but they are now widely used for medical reasons. There are several health benefits that can be achieved by smoking pot which you might know. If you smoke weed in optimum quantity, you can get its benefits. On the contrary, if you heavily smoke pot, you might get its side effects.

An interesting fact that you may be unaware of is that cannabis can trigger allergy in allergic people. Both the smoke from burning pot and pollen of raw plants act as an allergen for allergic people. It is not very common that we see people getting allergic to marijuana pollen and smoke but the number seems to be on an increasing trend. The symptoms of weed allergy are sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, fever, and occasional hives.

Smoking pot seems beneficial to many but there are not many people that know that it may also cause paranoia in certain people. Researchers are working hard to find out negative side effects of marijuana so that they can come out with complete truth. It is also known that some people may start vomiting when they take weed and it can be uncontrollable. There is no record on how many people suffer from these problems as cannabis s not largely legal. However, continuous efforts made by health experts and scientists give out different results.

There is a popular story that is doing the rounds which suggest that William Shakespeare also smoked marijuana. An anthropologist claimed that he found a pipe in the garden of Shakespeare which had residual marijuana in its fragments. To substantiate his claim, he sought permission to dig his grave so that he can find signs of marijuana use from his nails or hairs but he was not granted permission for the same. We cannot say whether it is a myth or a fact but this story is still popular among some people.

There are certain other surprising facts about marijuana that are not popular among people. The debate is still on to prove whether weed is largely beneficial or harmful. The legality of cannabis use in about 28 states of the US suggests that other states will soon follow suit to legalize the use of pot for public benefits. Most of the states where pot is legal require the user to possess a proof from his doctor which suggests that he needs to use marijuana as it is best suited for him. People who possess weed illegally might have to face legal action.