Every day, more and more people are becoming cannabis consumers. In 1972, about a year after President Richard Nixon declared drugs “public enemy Number One,” 65% said the use of marijuana was a very serious problem for the United States.Now, that statistic is down to just 19%. Most Americans compare marijuana to alcohol rather than to hard drugs.
When asked, most Americans will put marijuana in the same category as alcohol and tobacco, yet, at a federal level, it is still illegal. All of this got us wondering, where does the disconnect on dope come from?
According to a Pew Research study, almost 19 million Americans consumed marijuana in the previous month. In that same study, 63% of respondents said that if marijuana became as widely available as alcohol, the believe alcohol would be more harmful to society than marijuana. According to the CDC, they’re right. In a single year, alcohol and tobacco are directly responsible for more deaths than marijuana has ever been. That’s because no one has ever died as a direct result of marijuana.
Alcohol may cost less than marijuana, but that’s where we come in! Don’t forget to find Smokin’ Deals at dispensaries near you!