DEA Accidentally Tweets Reasons Why Cannabis Should Be Legal


Recently, The DEA tweeted a chart that was meant to highlight why cannabis should continue to illegal. However it was turned upside down when observers noted the chart was a perfect argument why cannabis should indeed actually be legal. 




The chart tweeted by the DEA describes a given substance’s perceived risk of harm as being correlated to cannabis usage.




The Chart


The chart tweeted by the DEA describes a given substance’s perceived risk of harm as being correlated to cannabis usage.

The chart presents a dramatic rise in the risk of harm associated with tobacco use among 12th graders, who were found to have declining rates of use among that group.

The opposite is perceived to be true of cannabis, with the perception of risk among 12th graders falling while the use of the substance has flat lined or risen only slightly over the past twenty years.

Observers on both social media and in print, however, noticed that there was another interpretation of the chart’s findings, one that reaches the exact opposite conclusion as that reached by the DEA.





In trying to demonstrate how the use of cannabis is bad for you, they actually did just the opposite. In doing this they made a case for why cannabis should indeed be legalized. 

1973-2013 was the time supposed time period of the chart. Unsurprisingly tobacco has remained legal while marijuana has remained illegal. The use of legal substance has steadily declined while it's perceived harm has risen. This is according to statistics from the DEA. 

Teenagers' are not appearing to use marijuana is greater number even though the perceived risk has gone down. This can easily observed as states such as Colorado who have legalized marijuana, have a lower consumption rate than that of the national average.

Henceforth if the DEA is really trying to decrease the use of cannabis they might as legalize it and treat it as a public medical purpose rather than a law enforcement issue. 












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