Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana in Pa

These are the statistics of marijuana induced deaths since 1979-2000 compared to the alcohol  induced deaths since 1979-2000.

Overview of Marijuana Induced Deaths

 


Source: Centers for Disease Control, CDC Wonder System

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


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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1979 18,951 13,788 5,163 14,334 10,513 3,821 4,617 3,275 1,342 4,132 2,953 1,179
1980 19,765 14,447 5,318 14,815 10,936 3,879 4,950 3,511 1,439 4,451 3,170 1,281
1981 18,660 13,600 5,060 14,199 10,441 3,758 4,461 3,159 1,302 4,000 2,858 1,142
1982 17,541 12,903 4,638 13,527 10,042 3,485 4,014 2,861 1,153 3,603 2,573 1,030
1983 17,400 12,812 4,588 13,288 9,863 3,425 4,112 2,949 1,163 3,708 2,668 1,040
1984 17,606 12,995 4,611 13,384 9,986 3,398 4,222 3,009 1,213 3,776 2,710 1,066
1985 17,741 13,216 4,525 13,216 9,922 3,294 4,525 3,294 1,231 4,114 3,030 1,084
1986 17,425 12,986 4,439 13,198 9,864 3,334 4,227 3,122 1,105 3,853 2,862 991
1987 17,819 13,461 4,358 13,361 10,172 3,189 4,458 3,289 1,169 4,055 3,028 1,027
1988 18,872 14,206 4,666 14,035 10,681 3,354 4,837 3,525 1,312 4,294 3,159 1,135
1989 19,810 14,960 4,850 14,832 11,307 3,525 4,978 3,653 1,325 4,400 3,263 1,137
1990 19,757 14,842 4,915 14,904 11,334 3,570 4,853 3,508 1,345 4,337 3,172 1,165
1991 19,233 14,467 4,766 14,825 11,286 3,539 4,408 3,181 1,227 3,883 2,816 1,067
1992 19,568 14,926 4,642 15,143 11,701 3,442 4,425 3,225 1,200 3,809 2,800 1,009
1993 19,557 14,873 4,684 15,293 11,716 3,577 4,264 3,157 1,107 3,663 2,759 904
1994 20,163 15,293 4,870 15,853 12,154 3,699 4,310 3,139 1,171 3,648 2,700 948
1995 20,231 15,443 4,788 15,991 12,338 3,653 4,240 3,105 1,135 3,538 2,614 924
1996 19,770 14,926 4,844 15,868 12,057 3,811 3,902 2,869 1,033 3,224 2,400 824
1997 19,576 14,755 4,821 15,962 12,110 3,852 3,614 2,645 969 2,954 2,196 758
 












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1979 8.2 12.6 4.3 6.8 10.6 3.5 18.1 28.3 9.7 19.2 30.4 10.1
1980 8.4 13.0 4.3 6.9 10.8 3.5 18.8 29.5 10.0 20.4 32.4 10.6
1981 7.8 12.0 4.1 6.6 10.2 3.3 16.3 25.6 8.7 17.9 28.5 9.3
1982 7.2 11.2 3.6 6.2 9.7 3.0 14.2 22.4 7.4 15.7 25.1 8.1
1983 7.0 10.9 3.5 6.0 9.3 2.9 14.0 22.3 7.3 15.8 25.4 8.0
1984 7.0 10.9 3.5 5.9 9.3 2.9 14.0 22.2 7.3 15.7 25.4 8.0
1985 7.0 11.0 3.4 5.8 9.2 2.8 14.6 23.5 7.2 16.8 27.7 8.0
1986 6.7 10.6 3.3 5.7 9.0 2.7 13.1 21.6 6.2 15.3 25.5 7.1
1987 6.8 10.9 3.2 5.8 9.2 2.6 13.5 22.2 6.5 15.9 26.7 7.3
1988 7.1 11.3 3.3 5.9 9.5 2.7 14.3 23.2 7.0 16.6 27.3 7.9
1989 7.3 11.7 3.4 6.2 9.9 2.8 14.3 23.3 6.9 16.6 27.7 7.8
1990 7.2 11.4 3.4 6.2 9.9 2.8 13.6 22.0 6.8 16.1 26.6 7.7
1991 6.8 10.9 3.2 6.0 9.7 2.7 11.8 19.2 5.9 13.9 22.9 6.8
1992 6.8 11.0 3.1 6.1 9.9 2.6 11.6 18.9 5.6 13.4 22.3 6.3
1993 6.7 10.8 3.0 6.1 9.7 2.7 10.8 17.8 5.0 12.5 21.3 5.5
1994 6.8 10.9 3.1 6.2 9.9 2.7 10.6 17.3 5.2 12.2 20.4 5.6
1995 6.7 10.8 3.0 6.2 9.9 2.7 10.1 16.7 4.8 11.5 19.4 5.3
1996 6.4 10.2 3.0 6.0 9.5 2.8 9.0 14.7 4.3 10.2 17.2 4.7
1997 6.3 9.9 2.9 6.0 9.4 2.7 8.1 13.4 3.9 9.2 15.6 4.2

 

 

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.

 

 

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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