Many people believe that no one has ever died from marijuana. This makes sense if they mean that no one overdoses on marijuana. This is true. Research shows that it seems impossible for the human body to get a toxic dose of marijuana.

However, “poisoning” or overdose is not the way most people die from ANY drug. More often, substance abusers die from a safety incident related to impairment. Many also die from health complications due to their use. Marijuana is no different.

And, a recent study released in October, 2012, found that individuals treated for addiction to marijuana had a higher mortality rate than those with diagnoses related to cocaine or alcohol, but lower than those with methamphetamine or opioid-related disorders.


Marijuana is the factor in many deaths.


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