5 Household Items That Are More Dangerous Than Marijuana

Some opponents of marijuana dispute this, and may use it as the basis of their argument against legalization, but medical history has never shown a death caused by marijuana. The same can’t be said for the household items that you use on a daily basis. These goods are used to help around the house, so you might not be aware they are actually harmful. Some of these items can even be consumed, and they’re supposed to be consumed, so it’s hard to imagine that they’re also dangerous.

From 2009 to 2013, United States fire departments responded to approximately 9,300 home fires caused by candles. Household candles are meant to freshen the air and set the mood, but these fires have actually caused 86 deaths, 827 injuries, and $374 million in property damages. Every day on average, 25 home candle fires were reported. Nutmeg is another common household product that is harmful because it can be deadly if consumed in large doses. Although nutmeg is a spice mostly used in desserts, it is also a hallucinogenic that can lead to a state of “Nutmeg Psychosis,” where the consumer feels agitated or even a “sense of doom.”


Some try to predict the future by reading tea leaves, but Bill Maher turned to a different type of leaf to figure out who would be the ultimate candidate for the 2020 election. The 'Real Time' host recently revealed that the ideal candidate dawned on him one night when he was having a puff of weed and wondering who had the best chance to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Like many pundits, Maher has obsessed over this question ever since Trump's surprise win over Hilary Clinton in 2016.

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