Lots of people are skeptical of smoking marijuana in the UK as it is illegal. Alcohol on the other hand, is legal and automatically assumed (by many) as the safer alternative to getting high. As I’m sure many of you reading this article will be aware, drinking alcohol can be extremely dangerous, not only to yourself but others as well. Throughout this article I’m going discuss many of the pros to smoking marijuana over getting drunk on alcohol.
Did you know that there are more deaths related to alcohol in the UK than deaths related to smoking marijuana (or taking/smoking any of the following: heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamine’s). In no way am I condoning extreme recreational drug use (i.e. heroin injecting) but, just knowing this does make you wonder why all these substances are illegal yet Alcohol in the UK has always been Legal.
For those of you that haven’t ever been high from marijuana, be it through smoking spliffs, using bongs or vaporizing, you might be wondering what the difference is between being high and being drunk. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few similarities (for example, the sense of escaping the “real world” and the feeling of more confidence). There are some huge differences too. When under the influence of alcohol, people can act very out of character. People who have never harmed a fly in their everyday life have ended up brutally killing people whilst on a booze fueled nigh out, whereas, Marijuana is extremely rarely found to be related to any extremely violent crimes. Marijuana is a herbal drug that when used, gives a mellowed feeling of ultimate relaxation, hardly the mood you’d be in when killing another person would enter your mind!
It’s impossible these days to not have heard of some of the health benefits of smoking Marijuana and also impossible to not have heard about some of the severe affects alcohol can have on the body. In America, scientists have actually cured cancer in mice. Nothing that alcohol has done can compare to this kind of a breakthrough. In fact, all pure alcohol does is cause severe liver dysfunction, which can then lead to hundreds of other health complications.
Overall, Marijuana is so much safer to use than alcohol. It has been proven to have so, so many health benefits that, not only is it more enjoyable to experience than alcohol it is also actually good for you!