Categorizations and Mortality Figures for Cannabis Induced Death
Marijuana as Underlying Cause of Death (1979 - 2003)ICD codeCode DefinitionNumber of Deaths% of Total304.3 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
Nearly 100 million Americans admit to having used marijuana at least once in their lives, while some 25 million admit to having done so in the past year. With a death rate of 35 out of 100 million, it doesn't seem very dangerous.
Deaths and Death Rates for Alcohol-Induced Causes, by Race and Sex [Age-adjusted rates per 100,000]
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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.
We need all the help we can get to legalize recreation marijuana one state at a time. Good people are constantly getting punished for minor and stupid stuff that shouldn't be bad. By signing this you let everyone know you are fighting for people to be free to posses and smoke marijuana legally. The same rules should apply to marijuana that apply for alcohol. Help in the process of legalization.
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