Cannabis is the Safest Fun Drug by Far, Conclude Stoned Researchers

By Gary Cutlack on at

Researchers trying to quantify the dangers of various recreational drugs suggest cannabis is the least likely to kill you – and the dangers of alcohol are usually underestimated.

The data, published in Scientific Reports, suggests that good old alcohol is a higher risk thing to take than hard-drugs poster-substance heroin, with stats suggesting weed is approximately 114 times less deadly than booze.

The caveat is that the researchers are talking about the risks of dying as an immediate effect of imbibing a lethal dose of something, while ignoring the potential for long-term health problems both physical and mental that other substances can cause. [Scientific Reports via The Verge]

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