At this point, it’s almost impossible to track down a person over 20 who hasn’t tried marijuana at least once. Marijuana, despite its illegality, has become mainstream. But outside of rolling and smoking joints, most people don’t know much about marijuana. So let’s take a few minutes to cover some interesting facts about pot. We promise you’ll have fun.

Females and pot don’t mix — they blend, & on high speed.

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When it comes to that sweet, sweet cheeba, Mary Jane might feel the effects of it a bit more than the typical John Doe. While only a few animal studies have been conducted, many researchers tend to lean towards the idea that females are more sensitive to marijuana. This includes how hard addiction and withdrawal can hit and even how high an individual’s tolerance can become.

Although there’s much more research that needs to be done before any concrete statements can be made, it looks like women might want to take it a little bit easier when it comes to getting high. Especially … you know … since doing so breaks Houston marijuana laws.

Yes, you can be allergic to marijuana.

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That’s right, your freshman-year roommate may have been telling the truth. Marijuana is a plant, too — which means that it’s entirely possible to be allergic to it. So bring on the tissues, the Benadryl, and the life-saving, throat-deswelling, hive-eliminating medication because people can (and most certainly are) allergic to marijuana.

Of course, you don’t see too many people testing themselves for a marijuana allergy at the doctor’s office — probably because pot is still illegal in many places. But if you’ve tried marijuana before and felt a little itch in the throat or a drip in the nose, just consider that you might be allergic to pot. And do be careful. This allergy could range from manageable to life-threatening.

Oh yeah, you know who else might be allergic to marijuana? Your employer.

You’re not losing your tolerance, weed is just getting stronger

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Yup, that’s right. Marijuana is getting stronger. But more specifically, the level of THC found inside marijuana has increased over the last two decades — and rather dramatically we might add.

Some people are even mixing two or more different strains of weed together, resulting in a higher THC level. Back in the 80s marijuana had an average of 4% THC. These days, you can find weed with as much as 30% THC. Before you jump for joy (or travel with weed), just realize that this increase in THC can also increase the negative effects associated with using it.

There’s no name marijuana hasn’t gone by.

There are many reasons people love marijuana — but we’re lawyers, so… we wouldn’t know. But if we had to take a guess, one reason people hold pot so dear to their hearts might be the pet names.

Here are some of the best pot names of the last few decades:

  • Purple Haze
  • Green Crack
  • Maui Waui
  • Mary Jane
  • Bubble Gum
  • Northern Lights
  • Lime Pillows
  • Rainy Day Woman
  • Red Hair
  • Alfalfa
  • Dinkie Dow

And there’s more where those came from. Get a load of the DEA’s massive list of marijuana nicknames from Rolling Stone.

Caught with marijuana in Texas? Give Thiessen a call.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know. It was all fun and games until someone had to bring up the police. But seriously, Marijuana is not legal everywhere, including the great state of Texas. And despite what you may have heard, Harris County is no exception. So if you’ve been caught in possession of marijuana or arrested for a Marijuana DWI and find yourself in need of some legal advice, give our office a call. We’re here for you every step of the way. Let’s just leave the pot at home this time.

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