Cannabis is ‘114 times safer than alcohol’ according to new research

According to new research, drinking alcohol is more risky than smoking cannabis


by Fiona Day |
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Controversial new research has suggested that alcohol is more dangerous than cannabis, and even heroin.

The report which was published by scientific journal Nature suggests that alcohol is a ‘high risk’ substance’ compared with cannabis, which was deemed a ‘low risk’ substance.

Drugs such as heroin, cocaine and tobacco were also considered ‘high risk’, but not as much as alcohol.

Ecstasy and meth were considered ‘medium risk’, despite being considered as particularly dangerous substances.

The surprising came after scientists conducted the report by focusing on comparing lethal doses of each substance rather than the number of people who have been killed by them.

It has been claimed in previous scientific reports that cannabis is, in fact, technically safer than alcohol.

Cannabis is a class B drug in the UK and those caught supplying the drug can face a hefty jail sentence.

Alcohol, on the other hand, is enjoyed by people up and down the country and is considered an important part of British culture by many.

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