New scientific research has confirmed what marihuana users are saying for years: “weed’ is the least dangerous drug”
German chemists and toxicologists Dirk W. Lachenmeier and Jürgen Rehm issued a table of risk assessment for alcohol, cannabis and other narcotics, and came to a similar conclusion as the study of the British expert David Nutt – the most dangerous drug in the world is alcohol.
They used a new method of risk assessment, called ‘margin of exposure’ (MOE), which is increasingly used worldwide to assess the dangers of various substances. MOE account the ratio between the dose that can cause negative effects and estimate how much these substances people take.
The lower the MOE, the greater the risk to people and society.
According to the analysis Lachenmeier and Rehm, the lowest MOE had alcohol, followed by heroin, cocaine and nicotine. Marijuana,its active ingredient THC is the convincing last.According to the conducted risk assessments, THC is even 114 times less dangerous than alcohol.
This new study once again drew attention to the lack of any scientific criteria in the law on combating drugs.
The most dangerous of all drugs is legal and socially accepted,like nicotine,which is located at the top of the list also.
On the other hand, much less hazardous substances like THC, ecstasy or LSD is on the list of strict prohibitions, but the people who represent less risk to themselves and society are completely
unfairly punished by imprisonment or fine.
Alaska legalized recreational marijuana consumption
Alaska on Tuesday became the third (that is, fourth) federal states to legalize recreational use of marijuana,the AP reported.
With the “wildest” state in USA,”weed” is in US legall also in Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington DC.
The law now allows the consumption, cultivation and possession of marijuana. In a referendum held last November voters are compared 53-47 were for legalization.
However, representatives of Native Americans express concern about the new law because the people from Alaska are already facing problems with excessive use of alcohol, domestic violence, and a large number of suicides.
The first phase of the new law does not plan to open stores and control the market,but that is expected for early 2016. Although the citizens are now allowed to enjoy using the “weed”,that will still cost them 100$.
“Prohibition of consumption is the worst research censorship after Galileo – former adviser to the British government
The prohibition of drugs such as cannabis, crazy mushrooms and other psychoactive substances are scientific censorship and undermine research on their potentially important benefits in the medical field – say the world’s leading experts.
The laws and international conventions from the time the 60s of the last century set back research in key areas – such as research of the human conscience, according to the journal “Nature Reviews Neuroscience”.
The prohibition of drugs is based on assumptions about the dangers, but in many cases these dangers are verblown – said David Nutt, professor of psychopharmacology at Imperial College London.
In a statement, accompanied by the text published in the journal “Nature Reviews Neuroscience”, Professor Nutt argues that the laws had “the worst case of scientific censorship since the time when the Catholic Church banned the works of Copernicus and Galileo.
Laws are never refreshed despite scientific achievements and the mounting evidence that most controversial drug is relatively safe. And it seems that the international community will never change these laws – he said.
Rational approach to the regulation of drugs would enable scientists to advance in the study of human consciousness and the brain mechanisms of psychosis, and could lead to the revolutionary treatments in the treatment of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder – said Nutt.
Otherwise, David Nutt and Leslie King, both former British government advisers to questions about drugs, 2009, were fired for criticizing the government, which ignored their scientific advice about cannabis and ecstasy.
Orginal source : link