We know some people use cannabis as treatment for certain medical conditions and symptoms. Meanwhile, some people use it to get an elevated experience.
But do you know that for other people, cannabis serves a wide range of other (odd) purposes, too?
Cannabis as a truth potion during World War II
The United States set up the Office of Strategic Services as a wartime intelligence agency (but was later superseded by the Central Intelligence Agency. The OSS was experimenting on various drugs as a tool they could use in the interrogation process during World War II. Marijuana was one of these drugs. They spiked cigarettes with weed and gave them to the detainees so that they would spill some secret information.
Cannabis as food for pigs in Bhutan
For the longest time, cannabis was so widely available in Bhutan that they fed it to pigs. They gave their pigs weed to fatten them up because cannabis works as an appetite stimulant.
Cannabis as legal tender
There was a time when America encouraged people to grow as much hemp as they can because they needed it to make the ropes, cordage, and parachutes to be used for the war. This was during World War II, and hemp was a precious commodity back then.
However, way before that, hemp was also used for making ship sails. Which was a pretty big thing, considering it was the most advanced mode of international transportation. Hemp was so valuable that, at one point, it was an acceptable form of currency. Specifically, after a legislation was passed in 1619 in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland, hemp was allowed to be exchanged as a legal tender.
Cannabis as a deity
Perhaps the most intriguing among the odd uses for cannabis is as a deity. It is used as an idol of worship after the First Church of Cannabis was founded in Indiana. The group allows its members — called the Cannabeterians — to smoke the drug inside the church.