23 Things Way More Likely To Kill You Than Weed (Watch Out For Those Beards!)
There are few things in this world that get an unreasonably bad rap the way marijuana does. If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, then you've probably seen those wonderfully absurd anti-weed PSAs. They told us everything from "you'll run someone over in your car if you smoke weed" to "you'll get so lazy you'll melt into your couch" (I do that anyway) to "your dog will disapprove of you" (not if you give him bacon). But the truth is that, sure, marijuana can be habit-forming and seriously impede things like studying for your history final or an ultimate Frisbee game, but when it comes to dangerous substances, it's pretty low on the list. From virtually any other drug to obesity and gun violence, there are countless substances, health risks, and other things that are significantly more dangerous — and deadly — than the ganj.To put it into perspective, 600,000 people die every year in the U.S. from heart disease. Comparably ... zero people die from marijuana overdose every year in the U.S. Wait, what's that? Nobody has ever died from a marijuana overdose, ever? So, yeah, not comparable at all. I feel silly even making that comparison. But just to drive the point home, here are 24 things that are more likely to kill you than marijuana, no matter how bizarre they may sound.