Canadian Prime Minister Calls Marijuana ‘Infinitely Worse’ Than Tobacco| 0
While pandering to the right and ignoring the mountains of scientific data, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday demonstrated just how little he understands the cannabis plant and its myriad of helpful cannabinoids.
When asked about the Conservative Party’s resistance to marijuana legalization over the weekend, Harper said, “Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse.”
With legal killers like Tobacco, responsible for 37,000 deaths annually in Canada alone, it’s accountable for single-handedly contributing to 17% of all deaths in The Great White North. Marijuana, on the other hand, has never been directly associated with any fatalities from direct health effects.
Even the scientific community seems a little confused on whether weed causes lung damage when smoked, with numerous studies finding no significant effect from marijuana on promoting lung cancer risks.
While legal killers are all around us, making corporations wealthy on a daily basis, the three deadliest substances in North America are lawful and readily available; opioid painkillers, tobacco, and alcohol. Obviously, some of the deaths are caused by the substances legal availability. That said, with tobacco’s deadly trail leaving a path of corpses throughout history, it’s highly unlikely that tobacco could ever be considered safer than marijuana.
As Canadians prepare for their October 19th election, the current Prime Minister needs to wake up and smell the science.