Time Magazine reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions believes marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. I’m glad somebody finally gets it!
Shall we look at some statistics?
Annual Number of Deaths in the US, as reported by CDC (2015)
All Causes 2,712,630
Deaths Attributed to Tobacco Smoking 480,320
Accidents (Unintentional Injuries) [Total] 146,571
Motor Vehicle Accidents 37,757
Deaths Attributed to Drug Overdose 63,632
Overdose Deaths Involving Any Opioid 42,249
Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin 15,469
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 44,193
Injury by Firearms 36,252
Alcohol-Induced Deaths 33,171
Deaths Attributed to Cannabis (Marijuana) 0