5. Marijuana is much more dangerous than tobacco

Smoked marijuana contains about the same
amount of carcinogens as does an equivalent amount
of tobacco. It should be remembered, however, that a heavy
tobacco smoker consumes much more tobacco than a heavy
marijuana smoker consumes marijuana. This is because smoked
tobacco, with a 90% addiction rate, is the most addictive
of all drugs while marijuana is less addictive than caffeine.
Two other factors are important. The first is that
paraphernalia laws directed against marijuana users make it difficult
to smoke safely. These laws make water pipes and bongs,
which filter some of the carcinogens out of the smoke,
illegal and, hence, unavailable. The second is that,
if marijuana were legal, it would be more economical to have cannabis
drinks like bhang (a traditional drink in the Middle East)
or tea which are totally non-carcinogenic. This is in
stark contrast with "smokeless" tobacco products like
snuff which can cause cancer of the mouth and throat. When
all of these facts are taken together, it can be clearly seen that the
reverse is true: marijuana is much SAFER than tobacco.