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Herbal Cannabis Compared to Drugs

Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports.
As we all inevitably know, there are folks out there who will swear up and down that marijuana kills. However, there is also a pretty strong movement saying that marijuana is not directly responsible for any deaths. Chances are good that the staff over at Axis Residential Treatment see more clients for cocaine, alcohol, and other substances, than they do for marijuana. Who knows? Luckily we have this nifty little chart to help us out.


340,000 to 450,000

ALCOHOL (Not including all alcohol related highway deaths & murders)


ASPIRIN (Including deliberate overdose).

180 to 1,000+

CAFFEINE (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc).

1,000 to 10,000

"LEGAL" DRUG OVERDOSE from legal, prescribed, patent medicines, and/or mixing with alcohol - e.g. Valium/alcohol (deliberate or accidental).

14,000 to 27,000

ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE from all illegal drugs (deliberate or accidental).

3,800 to 5,200

(Marijuana users also have the same or lower incidents of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general non-marijuana using population as a whole. Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc).


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