Is Marijuana Harmful? 5 Ordinary Things More Dangerous Than Weed

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Is Cannabis Dangerous?

Just like any other substance, there are real risks and side effects of marijuana use. But the side effects of cannabis are less dangerous than many common things.

Consider caffeine.

Research shows that 85% of the population consumes caffeine every single day, even though, caffeine is deadly.  There are actually many deadly substances laying around our homes and these substances are more dangerous than cannabis.

is cannabis dangerous

Cannabis is NOT deadly.

NO one has ever died from a cannabis overdose.

Compare that to the oodles of ordinary things that can kill humans.  Here are five potential deadly things you probably have in your house.

5 Ordinary Things More Dangerous Than Marijuana

 

1. Caffeine

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Not only is caffeine addictive, but it’s also deadly.  The devastating death of a 16-year-old was recently in the news.

The most tragic part of this story is the teenager’s caffeine intake on that fatal day was not outrageous.  The 16 yo died after drinking only three caffeinated beverages.

The Mayo Clinic says a limited amount of caffeine is safe for adults, but we have no idea what’s ok for kids:

Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two “energy shot” drinks. Keep in mind that the actual caffeine content in beverages varies widely, especially among energy drinks.

Caffeine can be safe and even beneficial for some, but too much is deadly for everyone. Still, we dump this deadly drug down our kids’ throats daily.

Marijuana, however, is NOT deadly, plus it has health benefits, yet the plant is still outlawed.

READ:  Cannabis addiction is rare, but is possible.  What does marijuana withdrawal feel like? 

2. Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is significantly more dangerous than marijuana.

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and is also in many other common medications, like cold medicines and painkillers.

This common over-the-counter drug is treated too casually resulting in frequent overdoses.

Hundreds of people die every year from acetaminophen overdoses.  Many others are disabled by permanent liver damage.

 


3.  Nutmeg

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Yes, Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie Is More Dangerous Than My Weed.

Eating too much of this common spice can actually kill you.  Historically, people have died from consuming too much nutmeg.

Nutmeg also has a history of abuse.

I wonder why Nixon didn’t list Nutmeg as a Schedule I substance?   Afterall, nutmeg is more deadly than cannabis.   Maybe Nixon just really loved eggnog?

4. Houseplants

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Peace lilies are extremely common.  I have two in my house.  One in the kitchen, one by the front door.  They’re excellent natural air filters and are recommended by NASA.  They’re also great for low light areas.

But peace lilies are also poisonous.  Sure they’re perfectly legal and easily obtained, but the leaves and sap are deadly for both for humans and pets. Chewing the leaves or ingesting sap can kill a child.

And peace lilies aren’t the only toxic houseplants – here are nine others. Surprise all nine of these deadly plants are perfectly legal.

5. Water

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Not only can you drown in water, but drinking too much water can kill you.

Drinking too much water dilutes your blood causing your sodium levels to drop – that can be deadly.  Water intoxication has killed numerous people.

Think about this:

You can die from drinking too much water.  But you CANNOT die from too much cannabis.

Honorable Mentions

death by cow is more common than death by cannabis

She might look cuddly, but on average, cows kill 9 people each year in the US.

Here are some other surprising (but less common) things that are more deadly than marijuana: Cows, holes in the sand at the beach, and brain-eating amoebas.

Death by cow is far more common than death from cannabis.

 

Conclusion

The next time you hear someone spreading propaganda about the dangers of cannabis, let them know, more deaths have been caused by coffee, nutmeg, and cows than marijuana.

How dangerous is cannabis? Is marijuana harmful? Sure there are risks of use, but weed isn't deadly. Compare pot to these 5 ordinary-but deadly-things. And some of these you use EVERY DAY.

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