Top 5 Biggest Lies About Weed Use
There are so many ridiculous falsehoods about marijuana. This article will focus on the top 5 biggest lies about weed use and if there is any legitimacy to the stories out there.
1. Weed is worse than cigarettes
The marijuana versus cigarette debate has been raging on for years. Although tobacco-related deaths and diseases have increased the medical establishment still labels weed as unhealthy. The false statement “one joint is equal to ten cigarettes” is simply not true. Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemicals, this includes 43 carcinogenic compounds that are toxic to humans. Also, let’s not forget about nicotine and its addictive qualities.
Back in 2012 the Government of Canada released the following statistics for 2012:
- Direct healthcare costs: $6.53 Billion
- Hospital care: $3.84 Billion
- Prescription drugs: $1.65 Billion
- Physician care: $1.03 Billion
On a purely superficial level, certain weed strains smell much better than cigarettes like the Purple Kush AAA+.
2. Smoking weed is responsible for motor vehicle deaths
The 2nd of the top 5 biggest lies about weed use is drinking and driving. The danger of driving while intoxicated is a serious problem in this country. Canada currently ranks No.1 out of 19 first world countries when it comes to the percentage of roadway fatalities. The madd (mothers against drunk driving) website reports that 3.5 deaths per day are attributed to alcohol-related causes. Since marijuana’s legalization in the US, the Colorado State Patrol has reported a decrease in the number of driving impaired incidents. While doing research for this article I haven’t found any solid anecdotal or statistical evidence to back up the false claim linking weed with vehicle fatalities.
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
This has got to be the biggest load of excrement out there about cannabis. Why do liberal politicians always pick on marijuana and never on alcohol and tobacco? It’s a known fact that people who drink and smoke do not automatically transition over to more addictive drugs like meth, heroin, opioids and cocaine. Uneducated people are comparing oranges to apples without having the slightest proof of what they are speaking about. Can someone show me the correlation between cannabis use and other illicit drugs? The answer is NO because it doesn’t exist. The vast majority of users are content with weed as their drug of choice just like coke heads prefer cocaine to anything else.
4. Illegal Grow-ops Hurt the Canadian Economy
Here at Quick Greens were not advocating the laundering of money for illegal enterprises. But, the reality of the situation is that black market businesses drive the economy and they employ thousands of people across Canada. The following industries all benefit from illegal cannabis sales.
- Real estate
Believe it or not, the service and construction industries all benefit from of the book marijuana sales. Without illegal grow-ops, many Canadians would be out of work.
5. Weed makes you slow and unproductive
Another salacious lie told by people who have never inhaled or done anything with their lives. Here is a short list of accomplished people who were and are regular cannabis users:
- Bob Marley
- George Michael
- Brad Pitt
- Lady Gaga (she has back problems)
- Woody Harrelson
- Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard smokes up)
- Snoop Dogg (of course)
- Megan Fox
- Charlize Theron
This short list of famous people proves that you can still be highly functional and creative at the same time, this puts to rest the argument that says weed makes you lazy.
See No Evil Hear No Evil
There you have it the top 5 ways that weed is ruining and destroying the world, get off your asses politicians and legalize weed now!