Weed smokers aren't surprised when they hear that weed is better for you than alcohol. They know it because they can see the results for themselves when they get high versus when they get drunk. But now there are actual studies that prove that weed is much better for you than alcohol, but it's also a much safer alternative to drinking and driving.
According to The Washington Post, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study where they found that drivers who smoke marijuana have a much lower risk of being involved in a car crash than drivers who drink. In fact, the study found that if you smoke weed, you aren't any more likely to crash than someone who hasn't consumed any drugs or alcohol.
As this chart shows, drivers who consume marijuana, antidepressants, painkillers, stimulants and other similar drugs have no heightened risk of a crashing. But if you drink alcohol you're 7 times more likely to crash.This is mainly due to the fact that THC doesn't affect people like alcohol, it varies greatly depending on how often you smoke and how tolerant you are in general. This means that defining a level of THC intake that would be deemed unsafe to drive on is almost impossible, so pot breathalysers wouldn't be useful until more research is done.
Marijuana is also much safer for you than alcohol and even tobacco, 114 times safer to be exact. A new study shows that Marijuana might just be the least dangerous recreational drug there is.
Access Info: Swimming is allowed in designated areas, such as at the supervised beach
Address: Saint-Anicet Beach in Jules-Léger Park - 1582, 61e Rue, Saint-Anicet, QC
Why You Need To Go: An hour southwest of Montreal in Saint-Anicet, Quebec, is a little beach where the waters are so clear you'll feel like you've left the country. Enjoy the beach, picnic area and gorgeous views. There are also some really cute Airbnbs nearby.
Access Info: Swimming and watercraft are not permitted
Address: Gatineau Park - 33, ch. Scott, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: Even though it's green and not actually pink, as the name suggests, Pink Lake is known as one of Gatineau Park's most breathtaking sights. Hike the 2.3-kilometre loop around the lake to catch it from all angles.
Why You Need To Go: "Explore the majestic Lac Sacacomie whose shore extends over 42 km," reads the Hotel Sacacomie website. Whether you take a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or motorboat, the magnificent landscapes will not disappoint.
Why You Need To Go: It may not be a lake, but we couldn't leave a body of dazzling crystal-clear water off the list. Bonaventure River is a must-see in the Gaspe. You can canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel, or tube.
Why You Need To Go: Located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, you can swim or do other aquatic activities in the "nautical basin," next to the Domaine hotel, which includes a 15,000-square-foot beach.
Adopting Lulu means adopting her sister Lola as well, and the SPCA says they sing to one another. How cute? If you've always wanted a little birdy by your side, you could get two for the adoption fee of only one.
The SPCA says "Angelo is very friendly and companionable. If you are currently working from home, he will hang out in the room with you, dozing in a cozy spot." Sounds like he'd make a great companion.
We're currently in the midst of the first-ever 'La Pizza Week,' which is taking place across Quebec and across Canada. Between May 1 and May 7, hundreds of restaurants across the country have prepared unique and delicious pizza creations.
Why You Need To Taste It: This meat lover's paradise has pepperoni, capicollo, smoked meat, bacon, minced meat, ham and Sicilian Italian sausage. It is currently the only Montreal pizza in La Pizza Week's top 5 based on voters' favourites from across Canada.