Crack is less dangerous than alcohol. That apparently is the position of Justin Treaudeau's government which has proposed legalizing crack while telling Canadians they should have no more than two drinks a week.
"We now know even a small amount of alcohol can be damaging to health," the Canadian Centre on Substance use and Addiction (CCSA) says in an 89-page report. "Research shows that no amount or kind of alcohol is good for your health." What follows is a graphic that alleges drinking more than two standard drinks per week increases "your risk of developing several types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer."
Meanwhile, the anti-alcohol zealots are largely silent about the dangers of crack. So we'll help them. Crack is deadlier than other forms of cocaine and is extremely addictive, according to the Illinois Department of Human Services. "Anyone using crack may become an addict in two to three weeks, and in some cases, people who try crack become addicted the first time they use the drug."
No one becomes addicted to alcohol on their first drink or in two or three weeks. But you can with crack. You can expect to hear the false comparison between the two repeatedly in the next two or three months.
The bev/al industry should rebut this false narrative being spread by some in government. Their real intent isn't so much to encourage drug addiction as to once again impose prohibition across the U.S.