Marijuana is the Safest Recreational Drug

marijuana is the safest

According to Scientific Reports, marijuana is the safest recreational drug.

We always knew in our hearts and minds that marijuana is safe. The worst thing you ever hear about our favorite plant is weight gain from eating too much.

As reported by Alternet.com, pot is 114 times safer than alcohol. Yes, you read that correctly. Marijuana is 114 times safer than legal alcohol.

In this study, researchers compared the lethal dose of a drug to the amount that a recreational user would ingest. With alcohol, heroin, and cocaine the lethal dose was quite close to the recreational dose (which, we would imagine, gets worse when you mix the drugs).

Marijuana, on the other hand, has a very low risk of morbidity. You can take a lot without it killing you!

“The risk of cannabis may have been overestimated in the past,” wrote Dirk W. Lachenmeier and Jurgen Rehm the two researchers involved with the study. “In contrast, the risk of alcohol may have been commonly underestimated.”

So why are we all still so worried about legalizing weed? Even the Colorado police acknowledges that crime is down and that drug use amongst teens is down since the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana.

Legalize it!

 

Marijuana May Stop HIV

marijuana mat stop hiv

Marijuana may stop HIV from spreading, according to several recent studies.

I am always amazed at how little marijuana is studied.

We have alcohol and tobacco that are completely legal, sold over the counter, and every study shows us more bad things about them.

And then we have lots of pharmaceutical drugs that mimic the good effects of marijuana, just not as well.

This most recent study is out of Louisiana State University, where they tested daily doses of marijuana on HIV positive rhesus monkeys.

The study, published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, concludes that daily administration of THC in the animals slowed the spread of HIV in their stomachs, where the virus thrives.

Seriously, researchers gave the monkeys daily doses of marijuana for 17 months, and their T-cell levels dropped. And there have been other studies that show the same thing.

Last year, an oncologist from the United Kingdom found that marijuana compounds can kill cancer cells in leukemia patients, and scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have conducted research that suggests those compounds can also effectively combat other forms of aggressive cancer.

Legalize it!