Think You Know How Bad Alcohol Is For Society? Listen To These Experts Compare It To Marijuana.

I’m sure a lot of folks have their thoughts and opinions about the relative merits and evils of alcohol vs. marijuana, but it's nice to know the cold, hard facts, isn’t it? Here we start with the premise of “Imagine that both alcohol and marijuana were undiscovered until today. How would we think about their relative risks?” The segment really begins a mere 40 seconds in. At 8:30, you can find out how many criminals are under the influence when they perpetrate certain crimes, and stick around to 23:00 to hear a psychopharmacologist's so-crazy-it-just-might-work idea for an alcohol alternative.