“A panel of experts from the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs weighed the physical, psychological, and social problems caused by the drugs and determined that alcohol was the most harmful overall, according to an article on the study released by The Lancet on Sunday.
Using a new scale to evaluate harms to individual users and others, alcohol received a score of 72 on a scale of 1 to 100, the study says. It was compared to 19 other drugs using 16 criteria: nine related to the adverse effects the drug has on an individual and seven on its harm against others.
The Lancet article was co-authored by David Nutt, a professor and Britain’s former chief drug adviser, who caused controversy last year after he published an article saying ecstasy was not as dangerous as riding a horse.” X
LEGALIZE PSYCHEDELICS 2014 (and mdma such as ecstasy or molly if you’re into that sort of thing)