# Comment: The only drugs I do are...

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### The only drugs I do are...

alcohol, caffeine, and marijuana. I tried methamphetamine ONCE as an uninformed child. My friend's dad was a drug dealer, and my friend stole some from his stash. If it weren't illegal, I likely would have never had access to it.

Alcohol is certainly deadly. You are putting words in my mouth to say otherwise. Let's compare the deadliness of these three drugs.

According to the LD50 values taken from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) found at - http://www.hazard.com

The LD50 of THC is 666 mg/kg. Assuming the marijuana under consideration is 20% THC by mass (high quality), each joint uses 1 gram of weed, and the average human has a mass of 70kg (154lbs), the average person would have to consume 233 joints at one time to cause half of the people that decided to consume this much to die. This is extremely unlikely to ever happen.

The LD50 for caffeine is 192 mg/kg. An 8oz cup of coffee has on average 133mg of caffeine. Still assuming a 70kg human, it would take 100 cups of coffee (800oz) to cause death for 50% of the people who drank that much. A 5-hour energy has 207mg of caffeine. A person would have to drink 65 5-hour energy servings to have a 50% chance of death.

The LD50 of ethanol is 7,060 mg/kg. The most commonly consumed liquors are 40% by volume. Assuming the density of ethanol is 0.79g/mL, a shot is 44mL (1.5oz), and 70kg humans, half of people would die after drinking 36 shots.

Addressing your other dribble that was intended to insult me, there are no withdrawals from marijuana. Further, I've never experienced any memorable withdrawal symptoms from caffeine, and I only recently began consuming coffee again. Other than that, I drink water when I'm thirsty. For alcoholics, there are definitely withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting. However, I go for days at a time without a drink and have never felt any such symptoms.

The only surgery that I ever had was back surgery which is completely unrelated to any kind of substance use. It's likely due to the years I worked in dirt excavation during and following high school, or maybe from heavy lifting in the door factory where I worked while I went to college, or maybe it was from the lifting I did as a child when we moved about once a year to different places, or maybe it was caused by the work associated with the trees I have fallen over the years, or possibly its from bending over every year working in my garden.

You judge too quickly, sir. Barring your fighting in a war or similar, I may be half your age, but I likely have twice the life experience.