Most Americans would legalize MARIJUANA and ban alcohol because they think weed is safer – but experts warn weed may be just as dangerous and addictive
- A survey of 1,000 Americans found most had concerns about alcohol use
- Very few had any concerns about marijuana use, whether they used it or not
- Most believed alcohol is addictive and cannabis is not, the survey found
- But in 2015, 4 million Americans had cannabis use disorder (15 million had alcohol use disorder)
PUBLISHED: 09:56 AEDT, 8 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 AEDT, 8 December 2018
Most Americans would sooner ban alcohol than marijuana because they see the herb as safer, a new survey found.
In a survey of over 1,000 people, 57 percent said that, if they could only legalize one, it would be cannabis, while the remaining 43 percent picked alcohol.
Digging deeper, the researchers at American Addiction Centers found this is largely driven by the fact that people see cannabis as much safer than alcohol.
Even people who didn’t consume weed believed it to be 25 percent safer than booze, and much less addictive.
But experts warn that just because marijuana isn’t as deadly as alcohol, its effects can be debilitating, from disrupting memory, mood stability, muscle control, and motivation.
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