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Mon May 28, 2012, 09:17 PM

154. Only in absurdly high concentrations.

Most are not practical in real life without a decent laboratory to concentrate substances, or otherwise having access to a highly (badum-tiss) concentrated form. It's quite possible, but also quite difficult for the average casual user.

Most marijuana "attributable" deaths tend to be more mundane, and typical, involving cars, falls, etc.... the usual "They were high and did something stupid" problems that go with most substances that alter thinking.

Yes, I know how these PR things work, somebody will say something quite wrong (for example: "It's impossible to overdose on marijuana" or "marijuana can't kill anybody"), assuming that nobody will ever check out the actual facts, because PR spin is their weapon... not science, not evidence, just easily accepted truisms that happen to be false.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahydrocannabinol#Toxicity

So, getting back to your question: "does marijuana cause overdose deaths?", the answer is it *could*, and *has*, but only under highly specific circumstances, using highly concentrated forms, in rare cases.

Do you think poppies cause overdose deaths? How about heroin, which comes from poppies, and is highly refined?

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