Every objective study on marijuana use has concluded that it is less harmful than alcohol to both the user and to society.
“[T]he science is clear that alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana.”
Dr. Aaron M. White, Duke University Medical Center
Newsweek, June 25, 2007
"The most dangerous drug in America today is still alcohol."
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar
ONDCP press conference, February 8, 1999
"Alcohol, frankly, from a medical perspective, can be far more dangerous than marijuana."
Chuck Stout, Boulder County Public Health Director
The Daily Camera, March 18, 2005
"It's true, you don't hear about people smoking themselves to death like you do with alcohol.”
Bob Maust, University of Colorado Standing Committee on Substance Abuse
The Daily Camera, March 17, 2005
"Cannabis differs from alcohol in one major respect. It does not seem to increase risk-taking behavior."
British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
“Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.”
DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young