Drink less alcohol. Smoke more weed. We swear by this strategy. But if you were to believe some anti-drug campaigners, you would think one drag of weed would pretty much end your life. It’ll turn you into an insane train wreck. Maybe even a backstabbing jerk who’ll kill everyone who ever loved you. All for some weed money.
Scientific research, however, would suggest otherwise.
Also, let’s talk about the double standard for a second. While marijuana is still a taboo for a lot of the population, we’re all chill with booze. It is acceptable, expected, and even encouraged to consume alcohol, especially socially.
This double standard is infuriating. Even Obama agrees. If you ask us, we’ll suggest you drink less and smoke more. Don’t trust us? Well, we have science on our side!
What Does Science Say?
Dr. Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine believes alcohol to be much more dangerous than marijuana. “After going through all the data and looking at which is more dangerous in almost any metric you would pick, pot really looks like it’s safer than alcohol,” he said. “So I guess if I had to choose, that would be the answer.”
Though people associate drugs with crime, most violent attacks are related to alcohol.