Americans Finally Understand That Marijuana Is Less Harmful Than Alcohol

Posted By Levi

April 6th, 2014 5:45pm

Category: Illegal Drugs


A new Pew survey out earlier this week provides yet another illustration of the failure of America’s drug war. By a nearly five-to-one margin, Americans agree that alcohol is worse for you than marijuana.

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The poll also finds that two-thirds of Americans believe that the government should focus more on drug treatment for people who use illegal drugs that throwing them in jail.

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I have always found it perplexing that the federal government regards marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs consumed by Americans yet that label is not applied to alcohol. According to the Center for Disease Control, alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths each year, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The CDC also states that excessive drinking causes  1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking.

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