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Categorizations and Mortality Figures for Cannabis Induced Death
Marijuana as Underlying Cause of Death (1979 - 2003) ICD code Code Definition Number of Deaths % of Total 304.3 Drug Dependence 1 2.7 305.2 Nondependent Abuse 22 59.5 F12.0 Acute Intoxication 1 2.7 F12.1 Harmful Use 2 5.4 F12.2 Dependence Syndrome 8 21.6 F12.9 Unspecified 3 8.1 Total Deaths: 37
Deaths and Death Rates for Alcohol-Induced Causes, by Race and Sex [Age-adjusted rates per 100,000]
Marijuana as Medicine
Although U.S. law classifies marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance (which means it has no acceptable medical use), a number of patients claim that smoking pot has helped them deal with pain or relieved the symptoms of glaucoma, the loss of appetite that accompanies AIDS, or nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy. There is, however, no solid evidence that smoking marijuana creates any greater benefits than approved medications (including oral THC) now used to treat these patients, relieve their suffering, or mitigate the side effects of their treatment. Anecdotal assertions of beneficial effects have yet to be confirmed by controlled scientific research.
why can Marijuana be used medically and not recreational but it has no real threats. Not only that but if the government would legalize it and start selling and taxing it our economy could go back up. They don't realize that they could make so much money and they could make over 100 million a year on marijuana and THC products alone.
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