Is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol?

Jan 20, 2014 Full story: KSDK-TV Saint Louis 20

Physicians and drug policy groups are sharply at odds over President Obama's statement to a magazine that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer."

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orange

London, UK

#1 Jan 21, 2014
No.
CrimeaRiver

Wandsworth, UK

#2 Jan 21, 2014
orange wrote:
No.
Agreed.

And if the police were honest about it, they would conclude that more violent altercations, domestic abuse, football riots and nightclub brawls are alcohol induced.

None of those can be attributed to Cannabis consumption.

Smokers barely leave their houses when they getting buzzin. And the only thing they attack are large meat feast pizzas, mixed kebabs and jaffa cakes
terry

Sale, UK

#3 Jan 21, 2014
remember when the netherlands co hosted euro 2000?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/euro2000/teams/eng...
Dud Fivers

UK

#4 Jan 21, 2014
CrimeaRiver wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed.
And if the police were honest about it, they would conclude that more violent altercations, domestic abuse, football riots and nightclub brawls are alcohol induced.
None of those can be attributed to Cannabis consumption.
Smokers barely leave their houses when they getting buzzin. And the only thing they attack are large meat feast pizzas, mixed kebabs and jaffa cakes
a generalisation, based on nothing. IF they get in a car, they are even more impaired than a drunk. Pot alters your spatial awareness and sense of distance. Another thing is that the TYPE of person who chooses to smoke is usually a bit off in the head to satrt with.
Looney Tunes

Leeds, UK

#6 Jan 21, 2014
YES !
Spider

Peterborough, UK

#7 Jan 21, 2014
Weed seems to heighten paranoia in some.

Alcohol seems to heighten violence in others.

The two should be a personal freedom of choice,,, only punishable by courts if trouble is a result of ingestion.

This nanny state we live in concentrates on the wrong issues.
Alan

London, UK

#8 Jan 21, 2014
Spider wrote:
Weed seems to heighten paranoia in some.
Alcohol seems to heighten violence in others.
The two should be a personal freedom of choice,,, only punishable by courts if trouble is a result of ingestion.
This nanny state we live in concentrates on the wrong issues.
Intelligent balanced post.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#10 Jan 21, 2014
Obama thinks alcohol abuse is more dangerous than smoking marijuana, and I tend to agree with him on that.

I think tobacco is also more harmful than marijuana. Tobacco kills thousands every years, in UK alone. I doubt if many die of marijuana.

It's about time we decriminalise it and stop wasting money and resources trying to ban it.

Since: Jan 14

Colchester, UK

#11 Jan 21, 2014
Cannabis is a wonderful plant and yes I do smoke it, I smoke for my anxiety and insomnia, I also found that it helps with my HS, pain and symptoms.
Alcohol makes you violent and stupid, Cannabis makes you mellow and chatty, well that's what it does to me and everyone I know that smokes.
I would much rather walk around town full of stoners, than a town full of piss heads, purely because I would have no thought of them attacking me, where as walking through a bunch of piss heads, is like walking through a river made of dirty needles.
( You don't know which one will kill you ):)
Spider

Chatteris, UK

#12 Jan 21, 2014
rio wrote:
Obama thinks alcohol abuse is more dangerous than smoking marijuana, and I tend to agree with him on that.
I think tobacco is also more harmful than marijuana. Tobacco kills thousands every years, in UK alone. I doubt if many die of marijuana.
It's about time we decriminalise it and stop wasting money and resources trying to ban it.
Abuse of any drug can be harm full,,, it is up to the user to partake with a degree of common sense and moderation.

Some people smoke and it helps to relax their nerves,, a surgeon I was talking to some years back said it can reduce stress, which might otherwise cause heart problems. Of course there is all ways then the risk of cancer.

You say that weed is less harm full than tobacco, most people I know who use it mix the two. How do you take ? Do you eat it ?

If they ever do legali9se
Spider

Chatteris, UK

#13 Jan 21, 2014
If they ever legalise,,, how long before they put Vat on it .

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#14 Jan 21, 2014
Like with everything else, there is a huge difference between "use" and "abuse".
Cannabis farming was the source of primary income for many of our forefathers and signers of the Constitution. At the time, it was considered the most utilitarian crop one could invest in, especially from a commercial point of view. None of them anticipated it ever being deemed illegal, as the thought was totally preposterous to them.
The economic ramifications of legalizing canabis are tremendous and limitless.
This issue is snowballing and quickly becoming unstoppable.
Thank You, God.
;-}
CrimeaRiver

Wandsworth, UK

#15 Jan 22, 2014
Dud Fivers wrote:
<quoted text>a generalisation, based on nothing. IF they get in a car, they are even more impaired than a drunk. Pot alters your spatial awareness and sense of distance. Another thing is that the TYPE of person who chooses to smoke is usually a bit off in the head to satrt with.
And where did I say that driving while stoned is a good idea? It should come with all the driving restrictions that drinking does.

Although, there was a study carried out in the 90s that suggested driving while high makes you more aware of your surroundings because you are aware that you are stoned.

The difference with alcohol is that is makes you reckless. Canabis doesn't make you reckless, but it will impair your reaction time and reflexes.

And that last sentence is pure nonsense. Smoking your first joint happens in exactly the same way as your first beer, your first ciggarette. Its generally peer pressure that starts it with five other factors that contribute to becoming a regular user.
Milkman Dan

London, UK

#16 Jan 22, 2014
HIPPIES!
Looney Tunes

Leeds, UK

#17 Jan 22, 2014
It IS!
Pedro De Pacas

United States

#18 Jan 22, 2014
I think we know the answer to that...
lol

Toronto, Canada

#19 Jan 22, 2014
Marijuana smells like sh!t.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#20 Jan 22, 2014
lol wrote:
Marijuana smells like sh!t.
That could be remedied if it was industrially processed; imagine a menthol marijuana!!

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#22 Jan 22, 2014
Milkman Dan wrote:
HIPPIES!
Yah, Mon! Totally and completely. Still, after all these years.
Fact of the Matter

Cantonment, FL

#25 Jan 25, 2014
Which variety?
lol wrote:
Marijuana smells like sh!t.
Oh, BTW, I'm sure you do, as well. EVERYbody's sh!t stinks, pal.

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