5 Appliances That Are More Dangerous Than Marijuana

Many marijuana opponents claim that the drug is dangerous, even though there are actually no reported deaths from marijuana. Also, marijuana is actually used to do just the opposite and heal, so many of these opponents are simply projecting their own fears of the drug onto the growing industry. When consumed responsibly marijuana isn’t as dangerous as many claim, but there are some products that are dangerous even when they are used properly. Some of these products include everyday appliances that are actually more dangerous than marijuana.  

Kitchen appliances are some of the most dangerous items in a house because they require heat, which is responsible for starting a number of house fires. Ovens and cooking appliances account for a number of these home fires, because between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 166,000 fires a year involving kitchen equipment. Another dangerous kitchen appliance is the dishwasher, because excluding cooking equipment, nearly all home fires involving kitchen equipment include refrigerators or dishwashers. From 2006 to 2010, dishwashers were involved in 1,130 fires in the U.S., which caused 19 injuries, even though it’s purpose is to clean dishes. Some cannabis consumers may use marijuana as much as they do these everyday appliances, but the drug certainly isn’t causing as much danger or fear.  


It’s no secret that my husband and I are longtime cannabis and hemp advocates. We’ve cheered as the majority of Americans have come around to supporting legalization, and applauded as cannabis law reform spreads from state to state. Still, decades of prohibitionist propaganda have left many in the dark about the powerful wellness potential of these long-demonized plants.

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