Dana Larsen: Cannabis guidelines driving us to drink | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

Canada’s health and addiction organizations have released new guidelines for cannabis users. Unfortunately their advice is biased against cannabis, and will promote heavier use of the more dangerous drug alcohol.Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health recently joined the Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction to release new “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines”, which claim to teach people how to use cannabis safely and responsibly. A few years back, they put out similar guidelines for alcohol use.When we compare their cannabis guidelines with their alcohol guidelines, we see that these health organizations are strangely downplaying the risks of alcohol while exaggerating the risks of cannabis.The result of this skewed information will be to encourage more people to use alcohol, instead of the safer alternative, cannabis.

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