Last week, the National Institute on Drug Abuse issued a statement denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol, which led to cries of dismay from those in the HT and marijuana smokers offices around the country. We decided to compile a list of just some of the reasons weed victories on alcohol:
Marijuana Curbs Brain Damage Caused by consumption
Unless you are seriously in denial about the negative effects of alcohol, you are probably aware that alcohol is less good for the human brain. Marijuana, however, may actually help prevent brain damage associated with alcohol and treat depression.
Marijuana may help cancers caused by alcohol Treat
Drinking alcohol is carcinogenic, and contributes to the head and neck, breast, liver, esophageal and colorectal cancer. In fact, more than 19,500 cancer deaths in 2009 were considered alcohol related.Cannabis has been shown to help treat cancer and its symptoms.
Violent behavior vs. Absolute chillness
Whether used as an excuse to or directly causes aggression, alcohol more than any other substance promotes violent behavior. In case you are aware, marijuana tends to relax people.
Alcohol addiction is very dangerous
Alcoholism is an international problem, and withdrawal can cause death or permanent brain damage. Cannabis addiction exists but is less harmful and usually less severe than addiction to other substances.
One kills people. Guess which one.
The first four points highlight the lethality of alcohol, but do not tell the whole story. Alcohol abuse kills 2.5 million people worldwide each year. The green stuff has been exactly zero deaths recorded always.
Avoid Alcohol muscle growth
Alcohol can prevent muscle growth in a variety of ways, from lowering testosterone levels to interruptting sleep. Weed does not directly affect muscle growth at all.
One have legitimate medical uses
Marijuana has a long list of medical uses of approved doctors, and the list is growing. Apart from the ability of red wine to lower blood pressure, alcohol does almost nothing positive for the health of a person.
Drunk Sex is neglected Upper Sex is Tingly
Alcohol impairs your ability to perceive stimuli. That can be a good thing when you just faceplanted at a party and wants to play out like that. The loss of feeling when you’re getting close, however, is pretty lame. Enter marijuana, which, like our own Hypatia Lee can attest increases sensitivity and can improve sex.
The long-term alcohol abuse Could Kill
Alcohol abuse in the long term can lead to liver failure and other life-threatening conditions. Effects of marijuana throughout life not yet fully understood, but not including any of the potentially deadly illnesses caused by alcohol.
Drunks bad decisions, slow high Decisions
Alcohol leads to making risky decisions, period. That can be fun sometimes, but dangerous in others. Scientist’s have yet to fully understand the effects of marijuana in decision-making, but this study shows that smokers more or less come to the same conclusions looming sober. They just take a little more time to reach these conclusions.