You probably already know that marijuana is among the least risky recreational drugs one can consume. What you might not have known is that alcohol was found to have the highest risk of death over heroin, cocaine, meth, tobacco and more. New research is only backing previous studies that show marijuana is safe and deserves to be regulated just like the legal drugs that carry much harsher consequences.
Given the relative risks associated with marijuana and alcohol, the authors recommend "risk management prioritization towards alcohol and tobacco rather than illicit drugs." And they say that when it comes to marijuana, the low amounts of risk associated with the drug "suggest a strict legal regulatory approach rather than the current prohibition approach."