Sunday, March 7, 2010

Smoke 'n' Fly!

Don't drink and drive, or even better don't drink at all. Cannabis is the best choice for responsible adults who want some intoxication. Cannabis is a great medicine but there's also nothing wrong with its recreational use, by responsible adults that is. Let's look at why its the safe pick...

"Alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs, and using just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect can lead to death. Marijuana is one of – if not the – least toxic drugs, requiring thousands times the dose one would use to get the desired effect to lead to death. This “thousands times” is actually theoretical, since there has never been a recorded case of marijuana overdose."


You can't overdose on weed, but you can easily die from too much booze.

"There has never been a documented case of lung cancer in a marijuana-only smoker, and recent studies find that marijuana use is not associated with any type of cancer. The same cannot be said for alcohol, which has been found to contribute to a variety of long-term negative health effects, including cancers and cirrhosis of the liver."


So the horrible, illegal herb does not cause cancer but those prized legal drugs alcohol and tobacco will? Wait what?

"Studies find alcohol use contributes to the likelihood of domestic violence and sexual assault and marijuana use does not."

Proof: Fals-Stewart , William, James Golden, Julie A. Schumacher. Journal of Addictive Behaviors. 28, pages 1555-1574. Intimate partner violence and substance use: A longitudinal day-to-day examination. Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Drunken, abusive rapists or friendly, hippie stoners? You decide...