Light brimming from the east this early Tuesday on California’s north coast as another cold and clear day continues the streak, at least supposedly until tomorrow maybe, or by Thursday when rain is scheduled — from the looks of the forecast, though, more like a drizzle expected.
Dude, saw this last night — a new study continues vindication. From the Washington Post: ‘Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use.’
(Illustration found here).
Any idiot knows the way-difference between booze and weed. Alcohol will make you act like an idiot, add pot to liquor intake and you’ve got a bigger idiot — marijuana just fuels the booze blaze.
Of course, remove the alcohol, as I did 20 years ago this coming July, and what’s left is the beauty of marijuana.
And off a ‘least risky‘ drug chart viewed at the Post link:
And all the way at the bottom of the list? Weed — roughly 114 times less deadly than booze, according to the authors, who ran calculations that compared lethal doses of a given substance with the amount that a typical person uses.
Marijuana is also the only drug studied that posed a low mortality risk to its users.
These findings reinforce drug-safety rankings developed 10 years ago under a slightly different methodology.
So in that respect, the study is more of a reaffirmation of previous findings than anything else.
But given the current national and international debates over the legal status of marijuana and the risks associated with its use, the study arrives at a good time.
In the quest for whatever, ingesting anything into your body in a ‘ recreational drug’ routine, does require each person to handle the time-stamped idiom: “Don’t be an idiot.” But…
Christopher Ingraham in his Post piece includes that aspect:
It’s important to note here that “safer than alcohol” doesn’t mean “safe, full stop.”
Indeed, one of the more troubling lines of thought I see in some quarters of the marijuana legalization movement is that because marijuana is “natural,” or because it can be used as (non-FDA approved) “medicine,” it is therefore “safe.”
But of course, rattlesnake venom is natural, too, and nobody would call that safe.
And prescription painkillers are medicinal and responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year.
There are any number of risks associated with marijuana use.
Most of these risks involve mental health issues, and most increase the earlier you start using and the more frequently you use.
That said, there are risks associated with literally anything you put in your body.
Eat too much sugar and you’re on the fast track to rotting teeth and diabetes.
Take in too much salt and you’re looking at increased odds of a stroke.
Psychoactive substances, such as marijuana and alcohol, aren’t at all unique for having risks associated with them.
Pot is more than doobie or bowl, always has been…yet people approach it like it was fuckin’ heroin.