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Here's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose

So, here's a GIF that still accurately shows all of the people who have died after overdosing on pot:
http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/panda.gif
Yeah, not a single person has ever died from a weed overdose. We don't have numbers on pandas, but we're guessing it's about the same. According to one frequently cited study, a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint in order to be at risk of dying.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/03/marijuana-overdose_...

Also See: People Killed By The War On Drugs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/war-on-drugs-420_n_...

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This is absolutely

This is absolutely terrifying, we have one class of citizens that get slapped on the wrist for consuming a plant and another class that gets thrown in federal prison.

Be careful with edibles btw, once you eat it there is no going back...

At least you can rest assured you wont die from it, just eat a bowl of cereal and lay in bed with some pink Floyd in your headphones and you will wake up in a few hours ok.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

So here's the argument I'd get.

That people on weed will drive "intoxicated" and hurt/kill others.

No personal experience and don't plan to get any. Anyone know if this is true?

Distracted driving is the issue.

When faced with this argument, refer to studies that show people using cell phones/electronic devices are just as dangerous as those under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Reverse the debate and play devil's advocate. Should those caught texting or talking on cell phones face the same consequences as a DUI charge? Or should those that drive distracted or intoxicated be held responsible only if they are an eminent threat to or actually cause harm to others(reckless driving)?

This logic will shine light on the redundancy of preventative laws.

http://unews.utah.edu/old/p/062206-1.html

"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
Thomas Paine

You know, that's a good argument.

But if I used it they would just ban cell phones too. They've already done it in school zones.

My local DA candidate is against MJ legalization. I pointed out that it would save her office time and resources if they did not have to prosecute this. This person thought that "intoxicated" users would become the new burden. Seems like a lesser evil to me.

The attitude seems to be that if it's illegal it's bad. Therefore, if we make it legal it's good. If it's "good" everyone will do it and start driving like maniacs. That's how it works, right?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Nobody died from consuming it, but

plenty of tyrants have been hung from hemp rope.

So the plant has killed. Just not from consumption. (Yes, I'm recycling a comment I made last year. :)

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Back in the day

In Hawaii, I had a QP a month Kaui Bud habit, there now you know all my deep dark secrets ( Mwahaaaaa NOT ).
And in Wales I lived with the base dealer, so I think, errrrrr, we smoked about .......er. Three maybe four ounces of Black Hash a week between us...........
Had a marijuana flashback once, all those bright colorsm the unicorn, fishes , errrrrr never mind.

Haven't had a puff in over twenty years now though, my lungs are happy at least.

God bless
Stēkō

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Cudnoski

is a panda hater.

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Cheech and Chong have tested the threshold

I am sure and they are still alive. Weed is illegal because it does not cause addiction and it does not kill. What a world we live in.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

I love it

No one died, just shows a bunch of healthy, happy black and white beings enjoying a rolly-poly mellow good time together. The gif also proves that a clear majority of pandas on weed remain productive pandas.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I'm over dosing right now!

I'm over dosing right now! :)

OR, Number of People Killed by Cops looking 4 POT

that would be an Interesting Comparison.

itzSteve's picture

You just HAD to use Panda's as an example?

Every time I see Pandas, I think of the Jim Jefferies stand up comedy on Pandas...

http://youtu.be/4eqUtK61SOs

Mary never killed anyone

But, I was brain dead after I smoked some Afghani Kush mixed with some Sour Deisel that had Blue Dream kief sprinkled on the top.

I wonder what kind of cheeba those pandas were blazing up? Looks like they really know how to party.

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

you werent brain dead

you just had a brief vacation from this insane reality. I have had bad and good experiences on the plant, but after the bad experience on the plant, it helped me reflect upon myself. That plant is amazing, it holds many keys to this world. What ride it will take me on, I don't know before I take it, but I always jump in the car.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Michael Nystrom's picture

She did, though, one time have a pain at the party

What a shame Mary Jane had a pain at the party


http://youtu.be/R-Jc6WjL-HA

Ooh - I bet that smelled goooooood...


http://youtu.be/CO5nbBfCnkY

Pandas is bad.

The Noble Lie

If someone were to make the argument that it should be legal because it's less lethal than other things that are legal, but what they really believed was that it's none of the government's business whether an individual wants to exercise their right to consume what they choose to consume, that's what they call a "noble lie."

Don't lie.

Marijuana could be all kinds of lethal, and still, the government has no authority to prevent individuals from consuming it if they want to. They have no authority.

They have also been prohibited by the Constitution to ban this substance, but that's a noble lie, too. Our rights are ours. They don't come from the Constitution.

Bottom line, an individual has the right to decide what to consume.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Life is lethal

we all die, this plant has uses that will put big pharma and alcohol out of business unless, which will be the case they come and manipulate it and make it for public use. I guarantee you big pharma and alcohol are working behind the scenes to take this industry over, you beat big pharma and alcohol by offering organic, non mass produced plant material. I can't wait till I can step in the ring with big pharma and alcohol, I plan on pounding them into salt. Mass production is garbage, that is the industry they will try to manage, I plan on going microgrew, high quality, effective product if it hits here.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

What you say is true, but it is not a lie none the less...

..

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Now That's Cute!

Love Pandas..

Thanks for posting..

devils advocote

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/16/partygoers-chow-o...

MADRID (AP) — A university student in Spain’s capital went into a comatose state early Sunday after he ate a birthday cake baked with marijuana, while nine of his fellow students were also hospitalized, officials said.

comatose

until they woke up in the morning. Weed makes you sleepy sometimes, a lot of people go for the comatose. If they are saying it put someone in a coma, they are totally on the highest level of stupid, there would have to be something mixed in, trust me I been pretty high before and it never put me in a coma, freaked me out a bit, but I rode the wave and still was sober enough while high to be able to tell myself I was just high. That is the beauty of the plant, you still have your wits, no matter how far up you go.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

deacon's picture

I'd bet that cake

was laced with more than weed
People do not OD or go comatose from weed alone.
D

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

lolzzzzz

lolzzzzz

Recipe

Someone will have to take a look at the recipe.

It's easy to imagine that this crime (assuming that on one else know the cake was spiked) caused anxiety when the victims realized something was wrong.

Who knows what else might have been in it, and whether it was altered chemically by cooking. Idiots.

People have a right to decide what to consume, but they don't have a right to decide it for others (parents for children, excepted).

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Ingestion can cause overwhelming effects

Whereas inhalation is quickly felt and more easily moderated, ingested forms can and do surprise consumers who are medicating and recreating with it.

I've been told less is more when approaching either, but the ingested form's effects last longer. This cake may have been simply baked, no pun intended, but over-consumed for their reasonable comfort.

Those looking for the best medical, non-psychoactive, result from this wonder-plant ought to watch the short documentary, "Leaf", for the largely untold, rest of the story...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xPmR8j4plw

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

contrast w/ 88,000 alcohol deaths per year

... in America ( not including alcohol-caused chronic illness )

http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm

There are approximately 88,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States.1 This makes excessive alcohol use the 3r d leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation.2 Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death.1 In 2006, there were more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking.3 The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2006 were estimated at $223.5 billion.

Conversely, how many people

Conversely, how many people have not died by using cannabis.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams