Study finds pot less harmful than booze; Jamaica decriminalizes marijuana

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Here's some good news for potheads.  According to the publication Scientific Reports, alcohol is about 114 times more deadly than pot (at least that's how the Washington Post calculated it).

Researchers looked at death stats relating to each kind of drug, depending on frequency of use, and they found bud is safer than booze.

The research didn't stop there. The study advocates the legalization of pot saying strict, legal, regulation would be better than the current, "prohibition approach."

That brings us to a tiny island with a ton of marijuana misconceptions. Jamaica is finally dropping their strict ganja laws. Citizens puff-puff-passed a vote  decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot.

Locals hope this move will ease decades of tension between the government and the Caribbean Island's Rastafari Community. Now that everyone's getting high, perhaps the "decades of tension" will go up in smoke, too.

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