Ultimate Weed Trivia Quiz

Ashley Ehman

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About This Quiz

Marijuana has been growing in popularity in the United States since it was first legalized for medicinal use in California in 1996. Over the years, it has become an increasingly more socially acceptable drug to use. This social acceptance has allowed the communities that use it to create a culture of sorts, which focuses on the art of growing and smoking marijuana.  From the seeds that the plants grow from, up to how the drug is consumed, people are evaluating its progress every step of the way to ensure it is of the highest quality. 

Not everyone can spend this much time on a hobby, however, so how much do you know about the drug and its history? Are you able to define what a strain is? Can you explain to someone what a Time Bomb is? Do the terms 'sativa' and 'indica' mean anything to you? From dispensaries to growers, the culture and information surrounding marijuana are extensive. Take this quiz to find out just how high you can score! These questions were designed to weed out those individuals lacking broad marijuana knowledge. Will you puff, puff, pass this quiz? Or go down in a blaze? 

What two states were the first to legalize recreational marijuana use?

In 2012, Colorado and Washington were the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use, paving the way for others to follow. This change in the law allowed people in the state to possess marijuana, while also allowing businesses to sell the drug.

What is the name of the chemical in marijuana that gives users their high?

THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is what causes the body to release dopamine when it's ingested. This chemical is the reason people experience psychological effects when smoking cannabis.

The act of smoking marijuana extract, such as hash oil, is called what?

People who choose to smoke marijuana extracts (AKA dabs) like hash oil, wax and shatter are said to be dabbing. Smoking dabs brings a greater amount of THC into the body than simply smoking the plant.

How long does it take for an edible to take effect?

The THC in edibles is not absorbed as quickly as its smoked counterpart. Because of this, it can take anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour for a person to feel the effects of an edible.

Which of the following is not a nickname for marijuana?

Marijuana has many names, but "allspice" is not one of them. The drug also goes by hash, widow, fruity juice, grass, pot and the Devil's Lettuce. This is not an all-inclusive list, as there are more names not listed here.

What country was the first one in the world to fully legalize marijuana?

The first country to fully legalize all uses of marijuana was Uruguay, which began allowing weed in 2013. Canada followed after and legalized the drug in 2018. Other countries are expected to follow suit in the coming years.

Which famous playwright likely used cannabis?

William Shakespeare may have been a cannabis user. During the excavation of his garden, four pipes were found. This wouldn't be unusual for the times, except these pipes contained traces of cannabis.

In Bhutan, cannabis was regularly fed to what animal?

In Bhutan, cannabis is easy to come by. This, paired with its ability to increase one's appetite made it a perfect choice for citizens raising pigs. By feeding the animals weed, they ate more and gained weight!

How many active chemicals are in marijuana?

Despite the belief that there are 420 active chemicals in marijuana, there are actually only 315. The most notable active chemical is THC. Other active chemicals are cannabinol and cannabidiol.

Where did the term "420" come from?

Despite the folklore surrounding the number, "420" was invented by a group of high school stoners. Through a series of events, the high school students passed the number along to The Grateful Dead during band practice who then used the term in a magazine. The rest is history.

Smoking marijuana has been shown to help with a number of conditions. Which one has it not be shown to help with?

Because asthma is an issue with the respiratory system, explicitly smoking marijuana will not help the condition. However, there is reason to believe that ingesting THC in other ways, such as through edibles, can be beneficial for those with asthma.

Who is said to have been buried with his guitar, bible and bud of marijuana?

Bob Marley was buried with three of his favorite things: some weed, his guitar and his bible. The famous musician was known for his influence on reggae sound and for his heavy cannabis use. His image is synonymous with marijuana use in pop culture.

Which previous POTUS was a member of a pot-smoking group, called the "Choom Gang"?

Barack Obama is no stranger to marijuana. During his days in high school, he smoked with his friends in a group they called "the Choom Gang." Apparently, Obama even started a few weed trends.

Which of the following is not a type of cannabis plant?

Sativa, indica, and ruderalis are all types of cannabis plants. However, the most popular strains are made with sativa and indica because ruderalis is known for its low THC concentrations.

If the United States were to legalize weed in all 50 states, it would grow larger than what industry?

As it stands, marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. This is without it even being legal in all 50 states! If it were to be legal countrywide, it would beat out the organic food industry.

As of 2017, which country is said to be one of the largest producers of marijuana?

According to the World Drug Report 2017, Morocco was the largest producer of cannabis, based on the amount the country cultivated. Behind Morocco, Mexico was a distant second. With several countries legalizing the drug, these rankings are expected to change.

Which religion uses marijuana in its practices?

The Rastafarian religion incorporates marijuana use into its practices. Those who follow this religion believe that the "Tree of Life" noted in religious texts was a marijuana plant.

Sativa strains are best used for treating what sort of ailments?

Sativa is said to mostly affect the head and provide moments of deep thinking and creativity. Because of this, sativa is best used by those seeking treatment for mental health issues.

How do sativa and indica plants differ when it comes to physical appearance?

While they are both types of cannabis plants, indica and sativa plants have different physical appearances. Sativa is tall and narrow, whereas indica is shorter and more condensed.

Sativa plants that fully develop can grow to be how tall?

Sativa plants that reach their full height can reach upwards of 20 feet in height! For this to happen, however, the plants fare best when grown outside. Due to limiting growing conditions, sativa plants are often grown in a greenhouse.

What are the sparkly crystals on weed called?

Kief is the part of a weed flower that makes it appear to sparkle. Kief is revered by pot smokers, as it has a high concentration of THC, which makes it a fun option to smoke once enough has been collected.

What is a marijuana selling establishment called?

Dispensaries are where people can to buy weed in legal states. Dispensaries are considered government-regulated buildings and require certain kinds of permits before they are able to stock and sell any product.

Terpenes are responsible for what notable cannabis feature?

Cannabis terpenes are responsible for the notable scent that is released from the plant. It is believed that the plant uses these to deter predators and attract animals that can help with pollination.

While 420 represents weed, what does the number '710' symbolize?

The numerical code name for marijuana oils, like shatter, wax and other dabbing products is 710. The number comes from the fact that when 710 is turned upside down, it seems to spell "oil."

What is a joint?

A joint is the equivalent of a weed cigarette, which is made with rolling papers and ground weed. The weed is placed on the paper and an individual rolls it so that the weed is contained by the paper.

What is hemp?

Hemp is the name given to the fibrous material (shown here under a microscope) that can be taken from the cannabis plant. It can be used to make a variety of products including rope, clothing, paper and bracelets.

What do weed and the internet have in common?

The early precursor to the internet, called ARPANET, was used by Stanford students to buy weed from MIT students, making marijuana the first ever product to be sold on the internet.

How much weed would you have to smoke in order to overdose?

The idea that you can't overdose on marijuana is technically false. However, in order to experience an overdose, a single person would have to smoke 1,500 pounds of weed. To make things harder, all the weed would have to be smoked in 15 minutes or less.

Why are highs stronger for women?

When it comes to feeling less pain after smoking, women are able to tap into this quality more than men. A woman's pain tolerance increases after smoking because of the interaction between the chemicals in marijuana and her body's estrogen levels.

In Denver, dispensaries outnumber what popular fast-food chain?

Since weed was legalized in Colorado, Denver citizens can more easily access a dispensary than a Starbucks in the city. As of February 2018, there were operating licenses given to 364 dispensaries within the city limits.

Which of the following states does not contribute to the majority of the weed grown in the United States?

The country as a whole is said to grow 22 million pounds of weed a year. Of that large number, five states (California, Tennessee, Hawaii, Washington and Kentucky) are responsible for 80% of the growth.

What is a time bomb in regards to pot smoking?

A time bomb is the stoner term for when a full blunt or joint is placed in an already packed bowl. The idea is that the blunt serves as the fuse, while the bowl is the "bomb" waiting to go off.

What strange thing did Henry Ford construct out of hemp?

Henry Ford was able to construct an entire vehicle out of hemp, plastic and soybean in 1941. By using hemp, with a mixture of other materials, Ford had hoped to develop a car that was more environmentally-friendly to produce.

In legal states, how old do you have to be to buy marijuana?

To buy weed in states that allow recreational use, buyers must be 21 or older. IDs are usually verified before entry into the store, and often individuals under the legal age are barred from entry, whether they were planning to buy or not.

What is a bud tender?

A dispensary employee is called a bud tender. They are the ones behind the counter who are able to describe the different strains and help the customers make informed decisions about their purchase.

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