Is smoking weed bad for your health?
According to this image I found on Facebook, the claim is made that "Marijuana is safer than peanuts." Presumably this is referring strictly to the consumption (and not trafficking-related) deaths of these substances.
Never mind the incredibly fuzzy facts, and likely overlapping categories of the other death statistics (I suspect tobacco-related deaths and poor diet/exercise related deaths are often related to each other, for instance). Lets only focus on peanut-related deaths versus marijuana-related deaths.
I'm also assuming that this image refers to U.S. deaths, but I'm interested in any relevant answer, citing U.S. statistics, or world-wide statistics.
So the two specific, but related questions I have are:
- Are there zero marijuana-related deaths per year?
- If not, are there fewer marijuana-related deaths than peanut-related deaths each year?