December 18, 2018

According to a survey featured on The Daily Mail, most Americans would ban alcohol over marijuana because they believe the plant is much safer. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, spoke to the publication on the findings.

“Any substance that alters the mind or impacts the functionality of the prefrontal cortex, such as marijuana, should not be viewed as being generally safe in any regard,” said Dr. Weinstein. “The impairment of logic and decision-making can lead to detrimental occurrences and can be the end result of marijuana use prior to undertaking a task that requires someone to be mentally present.

Findings from the study, as well as Dr. Weinstein’s take on the statistics can be found here.