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The Toxicity of Recreational Drugs


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Some of the fatalities on record, such as the woman found dead with a half-smoked joint in her possession, or the man found dead after thirty days in Kentucky with traces of marijuana in his system, could just as easily have died from Q-T interval prolongation or other causes unrelated to marijuana toxicity.

The statistics on drug fatalities need some definite cleaning; there's a definite lack of causal connection to many reported "marijuana deaths."

Stipulating a certain number of deaths after ingestion of marijuana as opposed to smoking it, the causal connection between the intake of marijuana and the deaths still has to be established.

posted by Vance Frickey
April 27, 2014

 

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