As I am sure you all know, cannabis has become quite popular over the past few years; advances in law reform, legalization efforts, all that good stuff. But it seems like everyone is starting to forget about that self-centered, arrogant loser in the corner losing all of his friends…alcohol.
It’s not secret that there is a plethora of potential consequences from alcohol consumption, like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, cardiovascular and pancreatic disease,just to name a few. The downside, as if that isn’t enough of one already, is that the majority of high-risk drinking takes place on college campuses.
Statistics time! We’re going to play a little game to compare alcohol and cannabis use in college.
1. Every year over 690,000 people are assaulted by someone under the influence of this substance.
Did you guess cannabis?? Cus you would be wrong.
2. 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of this substance.
Yes, you may trip up the stairs because that picture is tripping you out, but no, this one is also not cannabis.
3. Under 1 person has ever died from an overdose of this substance.
No. Not alcohol. Please don’t say alcohol.
Ok last one. Be prepared, it’s a toughie.
4. Over 3 million college student drive dangerously under the influence of this substance, which leads to almost 2,000 deaths a year.
If you haven’t got my point yet, listen up college kids:
Alcohol can be a good time, sure, and many memories can be created and quickly forgotten due to it, and maybe you’ll get a cool story to tell your friends, but think about this: you can go out, risk your health, education, and life to have a good time, or you can relax with some friends at home, spark up a bowl, and share good times that you will most likely remember the next morning.
So, if you’re like me, and would rather not risk getting arrested, beat up, hit by a car, cancer, etc. I encourage you get some of your best buds, pack up your favorite piece, and smoke the night away! Oh, and have a blast watching the drunk idiots stumble all over the sidewalk while they talk about how cool they are.