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M vs A

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 05:29 AM
I was just watching ACA and they were doing this story on M. It was so infuriatingly one sided and completely misinformational on every level. I felt compelled to write this, [Off Topic Content Removed By Staff]

TONY EASTLEY: The science is finally in on the link between cannabis use and early onset psychosis.

New Australian research has provided the first conclusive evidence that smoking cannabis hastens the appearance of psychotic illnesses by up to three years.
OH NO! You might get insane quicker than you might have!! Be afraid, be very afraid! The all dreaded psychosis! On average your chances of developing psychosis is something like 1/100, meaning 1% of all M smokers. But what are the stats on A?

alcohol misuse costs the Australian community 15.3 billion dollars each year when factors such as crime and violence, treatment costs, loss of productivity and premature death were taken into account [1]

51% of alcohol consumed is drunk at levels that pose a risk of short-term harm [2]

over 3 000 Australians die each year as a result of harmful drinking [3]

over 450 000 children (13.2%) live in households where they are at risk of exposure to binge drinking by at least one adult [4]

Lets compare that with M shall we:

Source: Jack E. Henningfield, PhD for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Reported by Philip J. Hilts, New York Times, Aug. 2, 1994 "Is Nicotine Addictive? It Depends on Whose Criteria You Use." Source:

Alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs, and using just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect can lead to death. Marijuana is one of – if not the – least toxic drugs, requiring thousands of times the dose one would use to get the desired effect to lead to death. This “thousands of times” is actually theoretical, since there has never been a recorded case of marijuana overdose. Source: The American Scientist (Magazine of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society). Gable, Robert. May-June 006.

There are hundreds of alcohol overdose deaths each year, yet there has never been a marijuana overdose death in history. The consumption of alcohol is also the direct cause of tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year.

edit on 20-5-2011 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)

edit on 5/26/2011 by tothetenthpower because: Off topic content removed from OP

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