“Which is more harmful between the two – marijuana or alcohol?” This type of question is something you may have already debated with your buddies. But what does science actually say about the subject matter?
Well you might be surprised to find out that even experts are divided in their opinions regarding this topic. It’s definitely a difficult question to answer.
Cannabis and alcohol: What are the differences?
First off, there are several factors to consider that makes it hard to compare the two. The legal statuses, for example, largely differ and so while numerous studies have been made about the harms of alcohol consumption, we have very limited research when it comes to weed because it is often considered illegal.
What is “dangerous” in the first place?
On top of that, narrowing down what “dangerous” or “harmful” actually implies can make the discussion even more complicated.
Besides, those words can mean a lot of things such as how addictive the substances are, the damages they cause to an individual’s body, or even the possible effects of it to the society.
Several studies have attempted to at least compare the two in certain areas.
One survey, for example, tells us that marijuana seems to be less addictive compared with alcohol. The statistics say that out of 8,000 Americans, 15% were identified to have alcohol addiction with only 9% diagnoses for pot addiction.
As far as health is concerned, alcohol is undoubtedly the worse drug since it is linked with many serious health issues such as different types of cancer. On the other hand, weed is entirely the opposite since many experts believe it can be used to cure cancer.
Watch this video and learn more:
So yes, alcohol consumption causes way more deaths in the long run. And yet, “due to the quirks of history and society, it’s still the one that ended up legal,” wrote IFLScience.
Now check out this experiment to see the different effects of cannabis and alcohol to a person:
Well what’s your opinion about this topic, guys? Do you believe alcohol is really the more dangerous drug compared with cannabis? Leave a comment below and tell us about it.
19 Animal Comics That Are Totally Hysterical
Animals can be sassy too.
Truth be told, there’s something fascinating about the animals and their natural ways. For some vague reasons, despite their inability to speak human language, through facial expression and body language, they can (unwittingly) convey a plethora of ideas. Through tail wagging and panting, dogs are able to express their simple joy in seeing their masters after a long day of work. Through yawning in boredom, cats are able to express their nonchalant thoughts about the futile existence of the entire inferior human race. We can learn a lot of things about them just by merely watching them live their life for a few minutes during a lazy afternoon.
Apparently, an artist named Joshua Barkman had the same idea. Using his talent, he created the False Knees comics – a collection of cartoon drawings containing a few dark and humorous comic strips showcasing sassy animals that would surely bring a smile on your face.
So, if you’re having a bad day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sassiness.
Why Japan Has No Mass Shootings
This is how Japan remains to be one of the countries with the lowest rate of gun violence.
This year alone, we've heard so many cases of mass shooting not only in the United States but in different parts of the world. We are indeed living in scary times.
Those who have been closely observing the news, however, will likely notice one thing - there have been no reports of mass shootings in the country. While there have been incidents of violent killings and other crime, it is pretty evident that the country doesn't have much problem when it comes to gun-related attacks.
So how exactly is this possible for Japan but not for many other countries across the globe? Well, it's actually very simple.
Remembering Doña Paz, The Deadliest Shipwreck In History Worse Than The Titanic
In remembrance of its 30th anniversary. May all the victims rest in peace.
Many people think that the sinking of the Titanic is the worst maritime disaster, but there is a disaster worse than the popular shipwreck. The Philippines will be forever haunted by the tragedy of MV Doña Paz that recorded over 4,000 fatalities.
It will be 30 years since MV Doña Paz burned in the Philippine waters. On the unfortunate day of December 20, 1987, five days before Christmas, the passenger ferry collided with oil tanker MT Vector carrying 8,000 barrels of gasoline and kerosene that left an estimated death toll of 4,386 people and only 24 survivors.
MV Doña Paz is overloaded with more than 4,386 people.
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