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Sugar Is Worse Than Weed, Americans Say


According to a poll by the Wall Street Journal, Americans say that sugar is far more dangerous than marijuana. This gives a new spin to the quote “Candy is dandy,” right?

When Americans were asked to give their opinion on what the four most harmful substances were, sugar came in third at 15%. Marijuana, ganja, bush, dope, dry high, dubby, Mary Jane, Panama Red, super skunk, purple haze, Pineapple Crush, or whatever brand name given to it, only came in at 8%, all little over half of sugar.

The top two spots were understandably taken by tobacco, which came in at 49%, and alcohol, which came in at 24%. Besides the opinion these two substances are more dangerous than sugar and marijuana, it is actually backed by fact. About 88,000 deaths are linked to alcohol in some way. As for tobacco, just the staggering number of 80% of deaths in the world are related to it.

However, the cannabis industry can regard this poll as a victory. Young adults who participated in the poll have said they are following the news about states legalizing marijuana more than news about Obamacare, Ukraine, and same-sex marriage.

Also according to UPI, the poll also indicated that 57% of adults, between the ages of 18 to 35, have “seen, read, or heard a lot” of news about marijuana, compared to the 44% who were well-informed about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), 39% about Russia sending troops into the Ukraine, and 34% about courts overturning bans on same-sex marriage laws.

The poll was based on telephone interviews with 1,000 American adults, from March 5th to the 9th. The margin of error was 3.6 percentage points.

Unfortunately, most young people will only see the benefits of marijuana when it comes to partaking in the plant. Either it be through pills, humidifiers, an ingredient in prepared foods (mostly brownies), or just plain rolling it up in a blunt and smoking it, that is the primary extent of knowledge. Marijuana actually has many useful attributes besides what it is commonly used for.

The technical term for marijuana is cannabis, and it can be used for fuel, paper, food, rope, maps, clothes, nets, lace, soap, sails, shoes, plastics, explosives, caulking, fiberboard, paint, sealant, methanol, gasoline, bricks, charcoal, auto bodies, packing mass, lubricants, oil for lighting, oil for fuel, oil for lights, animal food, furniture, mats, varnish, lotions, ointments, lacquer, salad dressings, and many other commercial uses, which total to about 50,000.

Sugar, along with being worse than weed, doesn’t nearly have enough uses. Primarily, sugar can be used for cleaning, insect control, and cosmetics, but that is about it.

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10 Responses to “Sugar Is Worse Than Weed, Americans Say”

  1. Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    In the prohibitionist's world, anybody who consumes the slightest amount of marijuana responsibly in the privacy of their own homes are "stoners" and "dopers" that need to be incarcerated to protect society.

    In their world, any marijuana use equates to marijuana abuse, and it is their God given duty to worry about "saving us all" from the evils of marijuana use.

    Who are they to tell us we can't choose marijuana, the safer choice instead alcohol for relaxation, after a long, hard day, in the privacy of our own homes?

    People who use marijuana are smart, honest, hard working, educated, and successful people too, who "follow the law" also.(except for their marijuana consumption under it's current prohibition of course) .

    Not the stereotypical live at home losers prohibitionists make us out to be. We are doctors, lawyers, professors, movie stars, and politicians too.

    Several Presidents of The United States themselves and Justin Trudeau, and Bill Gates, and Carl Sagan have all confessed to their marijuana use , as have a long and extensive list of successful people throughout history at one point or other in their lives.

    Although, that doesn't mean a damned thing to people who will make comments like "dopers" and "stoners" about anybody who uses the slightest amount of Marijuana although it is way safer than alcohol.

    To these people any use equals abuse, and that is really ignorant and full of hypocrisy. While our society promotes, glorifies, and advertises alcohol consumption like it's an All American pastime.

    There is nothing worse about relaxing with a little marijuana after a long, hard day, than having a drink or two of alcohol.

    So come off those high horses of yours. Who are you to dictate to the rest of society that we can't enjoy Marijuana, the safer choice over alcohol, in the privacy of our own homes?

    We've worked real hard our whole lives to provide for our loved ones. We don't appreciate prohibitionists trying to impose their will and morals upon us all.

    Has a marijuana user ever tried to force you to use it? Probably not. So nobody has the right to force us not to either.

    Don't try to impose your morality and "clean living" upon all of us with Draconian Marijuana Laws, and we won't think you're such prohibitionist hypocrites.

    Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

  2. Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    Anytime. Until it sinks into the minds of prohibitionists working in the media, I'll gladly do so.

  3. Anonymous

    i have no issue if you want to use marijuana as you see fit…But.. if your ""responsible ass"" or any other idiot who claims he is responsible,/// comes into an emergency room with Acute myocardial infarction, a super ventricular arrhythmia , severe shortness of breath 2nd to pulmonary disease or better yet cyanide poisoning. (all affects from smoking it ) Or better yet the ass wipes who gets high to{ Relax} and hallucinates or has marked distortions in perception of time and space and decides to drive a car .. and kills innocent people living there lives.. what do we do about them??? I say lets legalize this crap .. fine .okkokkk…………………..but if u enter an …ER stoned off ur ass and are going to die . or were in a terrible accident ………u get no sympathy or medical attention at all… you fucked urself.. same goes with alcohol and any other shit drug people abuse….I guess this stoner Brian has not realized that people are imperfect in so many ways…..drugs of any type open the door to many issues and many dangers..

  4. James McDonnell

    Plain and simple it's a sign of weakness. That you need a mood altering substance to relaxation shows you can't do things on your own. I know hard work, I've done 12 hour shifts fixing industrial smelters and furnaces, and I have never smoked cigarets nor partook of drugs. Unfortunately I was once pressured into trying wine while overseas yet I found it to taste horrendous, so I didn't finish the glass nor have I ever touched alcohol again. There are many ways to relax after a hard days work without giving in to drugs, which both alcohol and cigarets fall under.

  5. Tyler Plier

    Brian Kelly B Bizzle That is all very true, but as always it is only the extremes that are seen and shown by the media because of the sensationalism that it brings out. In the case of all drugs from caffeine to heroine and meth, our government was reactionary to a small amount of people who abused and died as a result. So now its illegal. I say legalize and tax the stuff and get this argument over with so the people can read about things that are more important, like which celeb is banging who.

  6. Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    James McDonnell ,

    You know, a little live and let live goes a real long way in assuring a long, happy, anger and stress free life…

    What we don't need is people who feel justified in being self-deputized morality police. We are very capable of choosing for ourselves if we want to consume Marijuana and don't need anyone dictating how we live our lives.

    You can't lock up everyone who does things you don't agree with.

  7. Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    Name calling and stereotyping. It's all that prohibitionists have left to offer society since virtually every piece of marijuana propaganda out there has been thoroughly debunked and completely dismissed by a smarter than prohibitionists thought public.

    Nobody can provide a real reason to continue the "War on Marijuana" because there isn't one.

    You know, a little live and let live goes a real long way in ensuring a long, stress and anger free life. If you don't like marijuana, then by all means don't use it. Allow others to make their own choices about marijuana.

    The government has no business attempting to legislate morality by creating victim-less "crimes" because it simply doesn't work and has already cost the taxpayers over a trillion dollars.