Tuesday, May 3, 2016

South Africa's Central Drug Authority has admitted: Cannabis is safer than alcohol

The Central Drug Authority held the Cannabis Round Table in Apil 2015. The country's "experts", real and imagined gathered to discuss medical cannabis and the Medical Innovation Bill. The CDA have presented their opinion to parliament's Health Committee regarding the findings of the Cannabis Round Table. The most interesting conclusion is that:

Cannabis is SAFER than alcohol

That it is even open to debate is ridiculous. Alcohol kills thousands, both directly and indirectly, every year. 60% of assault victims who die and 60% of pedestrians killed are drunk. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder results in permanently brain damaged newborns. Drunken driving kills thousands every year. Cannabis has none of these effects. Since cannabis is vastly safer than alcohol isn't it about time we treat it this way?

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