How Dangerous Is Marijuana?
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Policy Brief

How Dangerous Is Marijuana?

A health risk comparison of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

The majority of U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana, but the federal government continues marijuana’s Schedule 1 designation, identifying it as among the most dangerous drugs. Such a disparity makes Americans wonder about the health risks posed by marijuana, as opposed to the more familiar alcohol and tobacco. This brief looks at the evidence to provide health impact comparisons for alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

Full Policy Brief: Just How Dangerous Is Marijuana? A Health Risk Comparison Of Alcohol, Tobacco And Marijuana

Infographic: How Dangerous Is Marijuana?

 

Teri P. Moore is a policy analyst and editor at Reason Foundation.