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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:18 PM

There have been several reports of people nearly dying smoking fake pot. While there have been no

reports of people nearly dying smoking real pot. Legalize it now. Under aged kids will get it anyhow as they do alcohol but at least they won't be dying from it.

(CNN) -- Hospital staff removed Emily Bauer's breathing tube and stopped all medication and nourishment at 1:15 p.m. December 16. Only morphine flowed into her body, as the family waited by her side in her final moments.
But the next morning, she was still alive.
"Good morning, I love you," her mother told Emily as she approached the bed.
A hoarse voice whispered back, "I love you too."
Emily was back.
Her family said the drug that landed the Cypress, Texas, teenager, then 16, in the ICU two weeks earlier wasn't bought from a dealer or offered to her at a party. It was a form of synthetic weed packaged as "potpourri" that she and friends bought at a gas station.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/04/health/synthetic-marijuana-irpt/?hpt=hp_c1

Also this report with a different story:


Annual Causes of Death in the United States

Links for Data Tables:
AERS Patient Outcomes by Year
Causes of Death
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(Annual Causes of Death, By Cause)
Cause of death (Data from 2009 unless otherwise noted)1 Number

All Causes 2,437,163

Diseases of Heart 599,413
Malignant Neoplasms 567,628
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 137,353
Cerebrovascular Diseases 128,842
Lack of Health Insurance3 (2005) 44,789
Poisoning 41,592
Drug-Induced2 39,147
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 36,909
Septicemia 35,639
Motor Vehicle Accidents 34,485
Firearm Injuries 31,347
Alcohol-Induced 24,518
Illicit Drugs (2000) 17,0004
Homicide 16,799
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 9,406
Viral hepatitis 7,694
Cannabis (Marijuana) 0

1 Based on the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Second Edition, 2004, except for "lack of health insurance" and "cannabis"
2 "Drug induced" include both legal and illicit drugs.
3 Wilper, Andrew P., et al., "Health Insurance and Mortality in US Adults," American Journal of Public Health (Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, December 2009), Vol. 99, No. 12
4 Mokdad, Ali H., PhD, James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Donna F. Stroup, PhD, MSc, Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, "Actual Causes of Death in the United States, 2000," Journal of the American Medical Association, (March 10, 2004), G225 Vol. 291, No. 10, 1242.
Source:
Kenneth D. Kochanek, M.A.; Jiaquan Xu, M.D.; Sherry L. Murphy, B.S.; Arialdi M. Minino, M.P.H.; and Hsiang-Ching Kung, Ph.D., "Deaths: Final Data for 2009," Division of Vital Statistics (Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control), Vol. 60, Number 3, Dec. 29, 2011
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf
Wilper, Andrew P.; Woolhandler, Steffie; Lasser, Karen E.; McCormick, Danny; Bor, David H.; & Himmelstein, David U., "Health Insurance and Mortality in US Adults," American Journal of Public Health (Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, December 2009), Vol. 99, No. 12
http://www.pnhp.org/excessdeaths/health-insurance-and-mortality-in-US-ad...

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Reply There have been several reports of people nearly dying smoking fake pot. While there have been no (Original post)
Lint Head Feb 2013 OP
Scuba Feb 2013 #1
HappyMe Feb 2013 #2
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #3
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #4
demwing Feb 2013 #5
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #8
demwing Feb 2013 #9
Lint Head Feb 2013 #6
HappyMe Feb 2013 #7

Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. Almost makes you suspect keeping it illegal has nothing to do with health.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:27 PM

2. I believe that stuff is illegal in NY.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:32 PM

3. Check it before you wreck it...

A friend of mine once was hospitalized because he smoked lead-poisoned (of all things!) weed.

Grow yourself or find someone that does. or move to a state where the industry is out in the open and you can actually make informed choices.

Anyone dying from poisoned drugs died a senseless death that could easily have been prevented if we'd finally find the political courage to address this issie.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:36 PM

4. Why would anyone smoke fake pot?

It's not like you can't find the real thing everywhere.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:39 PM

5. Just wondering

what state you live in?

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Response to demwing (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:48 PM

8. what's my profile say?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

9. you know what, never mind / nt

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:41 PM

6. The only reason fake pot exists is because real pot is illegal. Which make it's alluring to kids.

Fake pot is illegal in some places. Alcohol is legal and I've never heard of anyone dying from near beer or O'Douls.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:43 PM

7. Fake pot is legal, way easier to get

and no jail time if you get caught with it.

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