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US: PUB LTE: Alcohol Is A More Deadly Drug Than Pot

 

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Pubdate: Mon, 01 Oct 2012

Source: Christian Science Monitor (US)

Copyright: 2012 The Christian Science Publishing Society

Contact: letters@csmonitor.com

Website: http://www.csmonitor.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/83

Note: Letters to the Editor for the October 1, 2012 weekly print issue

 

 

ALCOHOL IS A MORE DEADLY DRUG THAN POT

 

In the One Minute Debate in the Sept. 10 commentary section, "Voter choice: Should states legalize marijuana?," David Evans argues the "No" case. He states that "Marijuana is the most prevalent drug found in drivers killed in crashes." Mr. Evans's statement should really read: "Marijuana is the most prevalent illegal drug...."

 

Though most policymakers don't consider alcohol to be a drug, alcohol is involved in around 31 percent of all US traffic fatalities, while only about 4 to 14 percent of drivers who were injured or died in traffic accidents tested positive for marijuana.

 

Randall Baker

 

Roseville, Calif.

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

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