Top 8 Reasons Marijuana is Safer Than Alcohol 1. Cause of Death: 79,000 Deaths per Year Attributed to Alcohol / 33 Deaths per Year Attributed to Marijuana read more 2. Overdose: 1,393 Deaths per Year Due to Alcohol Poisoning / 0 Deaths Ever Due to Marijuana Poisoning read more 3. Accidents: Alcohol Increases Risk Taking Behaviour, Marijuana Does Not read more 4. Cancer: Alcohol is a Major Factor in Cancer Incidence / There is no Proof That Marijuana Causes Cancer read more 5. General Health: Average Beer, 150 Calories / Average Joint, 0 Calories read more 6. The Long Term Effects of Excessive Alcohol Consumption are Far Worse Than the Long Term Effects of Excessive Use of Marijuana read more 7. Sex. Alcohol is a Depressant and Decreases Stimulation / Marijuana May Actually Increase Stimuation read more 8. Crime: Alcohol is a Major Factor in Most Violent Crimes / The Most Common Crime Smoking Marijuana Leads to is…Smoking Marijuana. read more You can read the entire article here.