You know what we hate? People who make the equivalency argument: “Pot is no more dangerous than alcohol.”
Hold on one freakin’ minute! Nobody should ever compare cannabis – a legitimate, life-saving medicine – to booze! According to the World Health Organization’s “Global status report on alcohol and health 2014,” 3.3 million people died worldwide in 2012 from all harmful uses of hooch, a figure that’s considerably higher than the 2.5 million booze-related deaths tallied in a similar 2011 WHO report.
Alcohol contributes to over 200 maladies, including cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease and some cancers. Plus, liquor can lead to death due to violence and accidents. And, of course, let’s not forget traffic fatalities, where over 10,000 lose their lives annually – in the US alone.
Compare booze to bullets and you might have a more apt comparison.
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