Alright, guys. We all know marijuana and tobacco have had an incredibly huge impact on the world. Neither will ever be eliminated, and any issues about the effects each drug has on a person will never cease to be debated. Lately, the legalization of weed has been intensely discussed by nearly everybody, thus providing countless amounts of opposing views. Personally, I always wonder why cigarettes are legal when they do more damage than pot. One day, I brought it up over a Facebook status: "Weed harms you less than cigarettes do, and yet, which one is legal? Hmm..." I received 3 comments:
"Actually it's 6 times worse for your lungs. But in other ways I guess it's not bad? I don't know - but 6 times worse for your lungs sounds pretty bad to me.
"Yeah, isn't weed like smoking a few packs of cigarettes? I thought we learned that in health.
"Smoking clean marijuana once in a while is about as harmful as...smoking any type of herb really. It was originally meant as a meditative aid, not a recreational drug. The anti-weed propaganda is insane.
Of course, the first two comments struck me by surprise.
I've never heard these points before, and they provide me no references to back up their information. (The third comment also doesn't provide a source, but I have already seen plenty of information regarding that information being true.) Also, I certainly don't recall having ever been taught any comparison between cigarettes and pot in high school. Even if we had learned about this before and I just flat out don't remember, I doubt that our school's half-semester health class had enough time to focus on illegal drugs.
These comments inspired me to do the dirty work myself, and find out the truth about which drug is healthier. In the end, when I collect enough information to give a very educated answer, I will most likely record a video and post it anywhere I can.
I began some research prior to writing this entry, when I realized just how difficult it is to get cold hard facts. Everything seems to be so biased. Many people find marijuana users to be criminals; many other people find weed to be totally harmless.This is why I need your guys' help!
If you know of any good sources regarding this issue, send them my way! Even if you have information without a source, go ahead and tell me about it. I'll take those points into consideration and further research them.So which one is healthier for you: marijuana or tobacco?
Help me reach my goal in finding a good, unbiased answer to this highly debated question, please!!! :)