The researchers classified marijuana only as 'low mortality risk', while others were classified as 'medium' or 'high'
A new report has revealed that Marijuana is much safer than alcohol and tobacco.
In a recent finding first published in the journal Scientific Reports, Marijuana is said to be roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol.
Alcohol was reported as the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and marijuana.
Reports from previous studies have always ranked marijuana as the safest recreational drug, but it wasn’t known that the difference was this high.
This study was done by comparing a lethal dose of each substance with the amount typically used.
Marijuana was the lowest drug tested and was classified only as "low mortality risk" drug tested. All others were classified as "medium" or "high."
This report will go a long way in convincing law enforcement agencies in many countries to lay less focus on marijuana-related arrests.
The authors suggest that, based on the results, these agencies would benefit from shifting priorities away from illicit drugs and placing them instead on keeping things like alcohol and tobacco in check.
In fact, the researchers believe marijuana to be so low-risk that they suggest a broad, regulated legalization of it in the paper.