According to research released in the Lancet today, both alcohol and smoking is more dangerous than many illicit drugs including marijuana, poppers and khat. Alcohol and tobacco were in the top 10 while weed was 11th, khat was 20th and poppers were 19th.
The researchers were from two different groups and considered experts in their fields. These included law enforcement, chemists, pharmacologists and addiction specialists in the Royal Society of Psychiatrists.
While they did not make a suggestion to change the current classification system they did say "The results of this study do not provide justification for the sharp A, B, or C divisions of the current classifications in the UK Misuse of Drugs Act."