Research Suggests That Marijuana May Be Safer Than Other Recreational Drugs

sage photo for blogMarijuana, it seems, is safer than previously thought! In a recent research study published in the Journal of Scientific Reports, researchers found cannabis to be the least risky recreational drug. Ironically, it was found that alcohol, a legal substance, posed the greatest risk. “Weed is roughly 114 times less deadly than booze,” stated the researchers, who made this calculation by taking the lethal doses of each drug and comparing them to the amount of that drug that is typically used.

It seems science continues to line up along marijuana legalization’s side. Researchers stated that their results pointed to the need for “risk management prioritization towards alcohol and tobacco rather than illicit drugs.” They also concluded that the low risk associated with cannabis suggests that the current laws prohibiting marijuana use should be replaced by a more regulatory approach..

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