Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:18 PM
Lint Head (13,574 posts)
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.
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
(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
Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 36,909
Motor Vehicle Accidents 34,485
Firearm Injuries 31,347
Illicit Drugs (2000) 17,0004
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.
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
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
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Response to Lint Head (Original post)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:32 PM
Democracyinkind (4,015 posts)
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.
Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:41 PM
Lint Head (13,574 posts)
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.