9 everyday items more likely to kill you than cannabis

Marijuana has a reputation problem. But a new study might help to end the bad rap after it found that the drug is 114 times less deadly than alcohol.

The authors of the paper, published in Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of the journal Nature, tried to find the risk of death associated with a variety of commonly used drugs, and concluded alcohol was the most dangerous substance, followed by class A drugs heroin and cocaine.

Marijuana came in right at the bottom of the list, in 114th place. In the wake of the research we had a look at the everyday items and occurrences you might not realise could send you to meet your maker:

1. Vending machines

In the US around two or three people are crushed to death every year trying to tilt faulty vending machines.

Source: CPSC

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