For Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, there is no difference between the health effects of marijuana and those of any other illegal drug. “All illegal drugs are bad for people,” she told Congress in 2012, refusing to say whether crack, methamphetamines or prescription painkillers are more addictive or physically harmful than marijuana.
Her testimony neatly illustrates the vast gap between antiquated federal law enforcement policies and the clear consensus of science that marijuana is far less harmful to human health than most other banned drugs and is less dangerous than the highly addictive but perfectly legal substances known as alcohol and tobacco. Marijuana cannot lead to a fatal overdose. There is little evidence that it causes cancer. Its addictive properties, while present, are low, and the myth that it leads users to more powerful drugs has long since been disproved. Read more
The World Health Organization is calling for action to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, which kills 2.5 million people every year. A new WHO report notes nearly four percent of all global deaths is related to alcohol abuse.
WHO says the harmful use of alcohol now is the third leading risk factor leading to illness and death from non-communicable and communicable disease. Read more
HIGH unemployment rates in are leading regional Australians to abuse alcohol and drugs, including ice, a Federal Senate inquiry has heard.
Disadvantage and unemployment in regional towns is driving drug and alcohol abuse Flinders University National Centre for Education on Training and Addiction director Professor Ann Roche told the Senate Committee inquiry into ice on Tuesday.
Meeting in Mount Gambia in South Australia Prof Roche told the committee regional and rural resident were especially vulnerable to alcohol abuse as well as drugs – including ice.
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