Cannabis is Safer than Tobacco

icon  02 Mar, 2015  /  icon  10

Not a lie. That’s the truth. It may be surprising, but researchers published new Scientific Reports that says marijuana online is safer than other forbidden substances such as alcohol and tobacco.

The research performed a comparative risk assessment of drugs that looked at the ratio between the toxicological thresholds and estimated human intake of the drugs. The results concluded that substances such as nicotine, cocaine, heroin and alcohol would fall into the high-risk category; some would fall in the median ‘risk’ category while marijuana cannabis would fall into the low-risk category.

The study conducted the experiment on these 10 substances: methadone, alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, diazepam, amphetamine and marijuana. The researchers determined that marijuana online had the lowest mortality rate when they compared each substance lethal dose versus its regular dose.

And what does this mean for the drug, in the bigger scheme of things? For starters, it means legislators have been too focused on the laws of marijuana online and maybe not giving proper attention to high-risk drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. In the U.S. for example, the Controlled Substances Act have five Schedules. Schedule 1 hosts the most infamous and dangerously abusive drugs. Marijuana is in Schedule I and this study may have just provided the justification for its removal.


Marijuana’s perceived risk also meant that it’s been made a criminal activity ‘to-have to hold’ Potbut fortunately some countries and several states such as Colorado and Washington already made the move to legalize marijuana online. Other states are also legalizing medical marijuana for medical purposes. Colorado is a huge success story showing how legalizing cannabis drug can contribute to the bigger picture, in about one year of removing restrictions on obtaining the substance, the state earned $53 million in tax revenue from the cannabis drug.

Consumers of marijuana clearly knew that marijuana had an extra special something; their persistence to obtain the drug is probably what’s most responsible for the change in legislation and the opinion of cannabis. The marijuana online industry is booming, probably more now than ever, especially with the introduction of the online medical dispensary that allows you to order marijuana online. In addition to these innovations, the medical marijuana benefits are numerous. Many persons use marijuana for migraines, glaucoma, anxiety and marijuana cancer treatment, the drug has potent qualities that are used to provide treatment to persons suffering from these and other conditions.

This new Scientific Reports study is definitely a step in the right direction for marijuana cannabis and one of the most encouraging cannabis news in recent times. It will allow more growth, advancement and discovery of the healing and calming qualities that can be found in marijuana cannabis.

10 thoughts on “Cannabis is Safer than Tobacco”

  1. I don’t understand. You say that marijuana is safer than tobacco or alcohol, as if buying marijuana somehow determines the mortality rate of the drug when compared to the truly dangerous drugs, like cocaine/heroin/nicotine/alcohol. That makes no sense at all. Marijuana’s mortality rate is zero, since no one has ever died from marijuana toxicity, unlike the drugs mentioned.

    You also make a distinction between recreational marijuana and medical marijuana. It simply isn’t true. I would like to see the evidence you base that upon.

    An interesting fact: If alcohol and tobacco were just now coming into existence, they might both be scheduled Schedule 1.

    Letiche Garou

  2. California could be benefiting tremendously from the legalization. Maybe they could finally repair that ditch in the road, by my house :). Thanks for the link in the earlier thread. More studies need to be conducted to show the positive effects of marijuana

  3. Wam bam thank you mam! I told everyone i knew that marijuana was safer than Alcohol or Tobacco, Great article! Thanks for the affirmation

  4. I have been involved in the medical marijuana legalization movement in Seattle since 1986. Attorney Jeffrey Steinborn and I were among the first to openly and publicly challenge marijuana prohibition in Seattle. We prevailed, but It took us 12-years of hard work, resistance and threats from the police, and comments that were hateful and threatening. We didn’t let the opposition stop us with their threats, and we certainly didn’t let their words make us sacrifice our beliefs and values

    You have a nice looking site with a lot of good information

    I wish you luck in your endeavors.

    Letiche Garou

    1. Thanks for your plight on my behalf. Jeffrey Steinborn has contributed greatly to the movement from what I have read. I had trouble finding any information about yourself. I searched under Letiche Garou and I couldn’t find any information about your involvement in the medical community. Never the less, I applaud you for your efforts on my behalf as what you have done, might not have been recorded online

  5. Wow. Great news and information. I have got knowledge and now i have not any confusion about it. Thanks all/ :)

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