Poll: Sugar, tobacco, alcohol seen as more harmful than marijuana

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Nearly twice as many Americans think sugar is more harmful to your health than marijuana.

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll reveals that when asked which substance is the most harmful most Americans pointed to tobacco (49 percent) and alcohol (24 percent). Sugar followed with 15 percent ranking it as the most harmful.

Marijuana, however, placed last with just 8 percent pointing to is as the most harmful substance.

The poll also looked at the news intake of people ages 18-35 finding that age group consuming a great deal of news about marijuana.

According to the poll, 57 percent saying they have “seen, read or heard a lot” of news about marijuana while 44 percent said the same about Obamacare. Another 39 percent said they were looking at news about the situation in Ukraine and 34 percent about overturning gay marriage bans.

The poll was based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,000 adults has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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