If you’ve ever wondered whether booze or weed is worse for your health, it appears that science finally has the answer.
There are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.
A comprehensive round-up of studies by the team over at IFLScience appears to show that cannabis isn’t as bad for you as alcohol is.
More than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes in 2014 – not including drinking-related accidents or homicides – while there have been zero documented deaths from marijuana use alone.
According to the World Health Organisation, booze is thought to contribute to 3.3 million deaths across the globe each year which, soberingly, equates to one person dying every 10 seconds. more