Speaking of Dazed and Confused, all right, all right, all right ...
The Dallas-based Safer Texas Campaign -- formed, in part, to "address increasing concerns that our laws prohibiting the marijuana market are sending a dangerous message to the public that alcohol is more acceptable than marijuana" -- has issued a bet this morning. Which is: If you can "disprove three statements of fact that demonstrate that marijuana is objectively and unquestionably safer than alcohol," they'll fork over $10K. Just like that. Here, for those too loaded to click the link, are those three statements:
1. Alcohol is significantly more toxic than marijuana, making death by overdose far more likely with alcohol.
2. The health effects from long-term alcohol consumption cause tens of thousands of more deaths in the U.S. annually than the health effects from the long-term consumption of marijuana.
3. Violent crime committed by individuals intoxicated by alcohol is far more prevalent in the U.S. than violent crime committed by individuals intoxicated by marijuana only.
Now, keep in mind: They're looking for "peer-reviewed studies or government statistics," not first-hand research. Still. There's always AT&T Park. Just ask for "Newy."
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