5 Things in Your Office That Are More Dangerous Than Marijuana

Every office has a set of ground rules to protect its employees because work accidents are too common, often sending many to the emergency room with injuries. Offices may seem generally safe because they’re created to provide a comfortable work environment for employees to thrive and perform their best work. Many of these offices still report a number of accidents because there are many things in a work space that are dangerous, quite possibly more dangerous than marijuana.

First, computer screens are more dangerous than marijuana because constant screen time is a common cause of vision trouble like eye strain, fatigue, and dry eyes. Though marijuana may cause eye redness,  looking at something up close, like a computer screen, overworks muscles deep in your head, which may affect your vision. Chairs, one of the most common items found in an office, are also more dangerous than marijuana because sitting all day can increase your risk of death, “Prolonged sitting has been shown to disrupt metabolic function resulting in increased plasma triglyceride levels, decreased levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and decreased insulin sensitivity.” Marijuana on the other hand, has been known to decrease risk of death in a number of cases, as it has many healing powers.  


On Sunday, Bernie Sanders unveiled his proposal to overhaul the criminal justice system. Cannabis legalization is central to his plan. "We must legalize marijuana nationally, expunge past marijuana convictions and ensure revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in the communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs," he wrote on Twitter.

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