Here Are All The People Who Have Died From A Marijuana Overdose

Just how deadly a killer is marijuana? Here's a GIF showing all of the people who have died after overdosing on pot.

Yeah, not a single person has ever died from a weed overdose. We don't have numbers on pandas, but we're guessing it's about the same. According to one frequently cited study, a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint in order to be at risk of dying.

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government wouldn't intervene as Colorado and Washington state implement plans for a system of legalized marijuana for adults. The decision opened the floodgates for other states to pursue similar legalization efforts and outraged police groups apparently not excited to see a shift away from the failed war on drugs.

In a joint letter written to Holder on Friday, law enforcement organizations warned that his move would lead to more crime, violence and even death.

Read this Article in the Huffington Post.

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  • Jesus H. Christ||

    "In a joint letter written to Holder"

    Hee hee!

    "joint"

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Put a lid on it!

  • johnl||

    They are now an occasional reason contributor.

  • Anomalous||

    Yeah, or someone will drop a dime on you.

  • Marshall Gill||

    Read this Article in the Huffington Post.

    I wouldn't. The stupid can rub off from that place.

  • JW||

    The fuck? We're an outlet for the Huff n' Puff now?

  • Cascadian Ephor Xenocles||

    That byline was very disturbing.

  • anon||

    Read this Article in the Huffington Post.

    Hah! Nice try!

  • anon||

    law enforcement organizations warned that his move would lead to more crime, violence and even death.

    Yeah, just like when Prohibition ended.

    Oh wait...

  • ||

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  • SomeGuy||

    i do have to say this article in disingenuous. Maybe they haven't died from Pot directly but plenty of people have killed themselves doing something stupid while high like driving and other things. Just like alcohol....most deaths are not from ODing but from being stupid due to being intoxicated.

    I don't have a major problem with weed being legal but more deaths will follow but that is the lesser evil of what is happening now.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government wouldn't intervene as Colorado and Washington state implement plans for a system of legalized marijuana for adults.

    I'll withhold my applause for now.

  • ||

    law enforcement organizations warned that his move would lead to more crime, violence and even death

    Yes, legalizing a harmless, fun plant that people want to purchase and smoke sounds like opening the gates of hell.

    Oh wait, it means that LEOs won't have criminalization to use as a cudgel against anyone they find with it? Oh noes!

  • SugarFree||

    Bah. We have been repeatedly assured that cops don't want to bust people for pot. But they have to, because laws. Their hands and batons are tied! Tied, I say!

  • anon||

    It's great when you get older and some of your old friends from high school are a deputy or cop, and they pull you over for whatever.

    "Man, come on, now I have to arrest you."

    "Fuck off!"

    "Yeah, good call."

  • Rasilio||

    But they don't want to bust you for pot, Pot smokers are too mellow and docile for them to be able to legitimately claim to have felt threatened.

    They'd MUCH rather bust you for a little drunk and disorderly so they can do a little head cracking in the process.

  • Tim||

    Legalizing it will make it lame, it will be identified with old people rambling on about Woodstock. In 20 years it will be about as edgy as twinkies. Infact it will enjoy a brief revival in 2035 as State Fairs create a mini-fad for "Fried Pot on a stick".

  • Zeb||

    Yeah. Being legal made alcohol really lame and unpopular. Nobody drinks booze anymore.

  • Sevo||

    ...'outraged police groups apparently not excited to see a *loss in their vig*.'

    Pretty sure that's more accurate.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Just another of the things people in the future will laugh at us about.

    "You mean they thought CO2 caused global warming? And that it was a bad thing? And they thought that Cannabis was harmful? That's fucking hilarious."

  • Mickey Rat||

    I don't think inhaling smoke deliberately can be described as harmless. I am sympathetic to legalizing pot but let's not indulge in overcompensation.

  • ||

    Here Are All The People Who Have Died From A Marijuana Overdose
    The Huffington Post

    What the fuck is this? Are you afraid that there isn't enough stupid here, so you're trying to attract HuffPo Super Users(tm)?

  • anon||

    What the fuck is a Super User? Is that related to the 28-ounce blunt from earlier?

  • SugarFree||

    "Super User" is a term of art after a few of them objected to the "Certified UltraTard" label once in use.

    If you ever doubt this explanation, remember that joe is a "Super User."

  • ||

    It appears he still hangs out at Kos, and to everyone's shock, is in favor of bombing Syria.

    TUE AUG 27, 2013 AT 12:40 PM PDT
    World War I Poetry
    byjoe from Lowell
    Email 26 Comments / 26 New
    At the end of World War I, after years of witnessing the worst of industrial slaughter - machine guns, air raids, massive artillery barrages, fire weapons - the world reacted with unique horror and disgust to a weapon that had caused about 1% of war deaths: poison gas. In 1925, the Geneva Protocol was ratified, banning "the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, materials or devices."

    Why? And why not sign similar treaties forbidding the use of automatic-fire weapons, or explosive shells, or air raids? Does it matter whether you are killed by a bullet or poison gas?

    Wilfred Owen, a British veteran of the war, is recognized as England's greatest poet of World War I. This was a man who saw men around him die in a greater variety of violent ways than just about anyone reading this ever will. Below are his thoughts on the subject.

    (I considered putting a trigger warning in this intro, but it occurs to me that we are fortunate in the times we live in, and none is necessary.)
  • ||

    And he's also afflicting the LGM blog.

    joe from Lowell says:
    July 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    There’s no point blaming the Republicans

    This is the problem with The Church of Both Sides Are The Same: you end up actively protecting the worst actors, and concentrating your fire on the best, in order to maintain your self-image.

    Remember, kids: there is not point is blaming Republicans for blocking Medicaid expansion. None. Whatever you do, don’t do that. Don’t criticize them.

    reply

    URGE TO KILL RISING

  • JW||

    URGE TO KILL RISING

    We had our chance, too many chances, and we let him escape. Our credibility was on the line and we blew it.

    The only thing we should be feeling right now is shame. Deep, pulsing shame.

  • ||

    Well, if you hadn't chased him away...

  • ||

    I attacked joe without hesitation and I can argue that I am the catalyst that drove him off. I have nothing to be ashamed of.

    You, of course, have that rash that you should be very ashamed of.

  • ||

    "Super User" means "I comment here a ton and completely tow the party lion, so I have been granted a meaningless title".

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    yours is more detailed, but SugarFree's was punchier.

  • ||

    Fuck you, my boss came in as I was writing it and I had to post quickly. I hate you!

  • Robert||

    I keep imagining that 28-oz.er, very tightly packed and someone smoking it, holding it with both hands. Like Baby Huey's all day (or all week) sucker.

  • Mendelism||

    I think H&R got hacked.

  • ||

    I blame the Cosmotarians.

  • ||

    I made the supreme sacrifice and waded into the commments to find the stupid so you don't have to.

    HUFFPOST SUPER USER
    Drake Mallard
    924 Fans
    20 hours ago ( 4:04 PM)
    Why is the most useful plant known to man, a plant that has never killed anyone, illegal? It's illegal because corporations that buy politicians fear competition from superior, safer, and more environmentally friendly hemp products.

    Yeah man, it's the corporation's fault man. Hemp could solve all the world's problems man, it could save the environment man.

  • ||

    Amy: So, is it true you can make all kinds of shirts and ropes out of hemp?

    Stoned Guy: Dave's not here, man.

    Amy: I also heard hemp makes great shampoo.

    Stoned Guy: It does? No way! I gotta check out this brochure!

    [picks up a burger and munches on it]

  • Shirley Knott||

    Right, it had nothing to do with the political apparatchik looking for a new job when prohibition ended.
    Nor any other self-serving action on the part of government agencies and employees -- it's all on 'business'.
    It's cops and prosecutors who will be "harmed" by job reduction by elimination of pot penalties, not businesses, who will thrive and profit.

  • Irish||

    Why is the most useful plant known to man, a plant that has never killed anyone, illegal?

    The most useful plant known to man? I think rubber producing trees might have fucking hemp beat on that front. How about regular trees that we build houses out of?

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    Or, you know, any tree used to make a building, let's say.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    Derp. Ignore my dumbness. No sleep from new babby.

  • SugarFree||

    I hope you regain your girlish figure in short order.

  • ||

    HOW IS BABBY FORMED? HOW GIRL GET PRAGNENT?

  • ||

    Snoo-snoo!

  • ||

    Bows and arrows are made out of wood, man. How many people have been beaten to death with baseball bats, man? How many people have died in housefires, man? But no one has ever died because of hemp, man.

  • Anomalous||

    More than a few have died swinging by their necks from hemp ropes.

  • Hyperion||

    That's some strong derptitude there.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    DON'T EVER MAKE "THE HUFFINGTON POST" AN AUTHOR EVER AGAIN.

    Or, for realsies, I'm cancelling my subscription.

  • ||

    I think the main reason the editors published this was to see how big of a wad you'd get your hemp panties into.

  • sarcasmic||

    The letter warns that marijuana can cause suicidal thoughts, impairs driving and is a "gateway drug."

    It is true that it is a gateway. A gateway to the black market. I think that's part of why cops want to keep it illegal. Because legal marijuana sellers aren't going to refer narcs to cocaine or heroin dealers anymore than the clerk at the liquor store will, but sellers of illegal marijuana might.
    Making marijuana legal will make it more difficult for cops to hunt down sellers of hard drugs. Then again, it will also make it more difficult for the average person to find access to hard drugs as well, for the same reason.

  • Irish||

    Yeah, not a single person has ever died from a weed overdose. We don't have numbers on pandas, but we're guessing it's about the same. According to one frequently cited study, a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint in order to be at risk of dying.

    Hey, you know what would be great? If people stopped talking about how many people marijuana kills as part of their argument in favor of legalization. If marijuana could kill someone, it should still be legal because that's their personal choice.

    I realize that the American electorate entirely consists of condescending neo-imperialists that think they have the right to order people around at gun point, but something being dangerous to your health is not reason to ban it.

  • SugarFree||

    It's not our fault that were are forced to argue with retards for our rights. If I have to yell "BALL ROUND, TREE WOOD!" to get my point across, so be it.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    I like that Irish found something to be pissed about with The Huffington Post, even if the OP is somewhat sympatico with our views.

  • Irish||

    It's because these people are not our friends, even if they technically agree with us on this issue. Even on this issue their argument is essentially that the only reason it shouldn't be banned is because it doesn't harm your health. These are the sort of people that will absolutely ban anything that they think carries health risks. They will ban cigarettes, they will ban fire arms, they will ban fatty foods, they will try to ban sodas and eventually I wouldn't be surprised if they try to bring back prohibition.

    This is a dangerous mindset, and we shouldn't let it pass just because there's one thing these neo-fascists don't want to ban.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    I agree, and I like your style. *chucks Irish's chin*

  • Robert||

    So you don't want their help with this, because there are other things they can't help you with? You might as well never call a plumber because they're not going to be any good when you have a heart attack.

    The point is, there are many people who do want to ban things because they're dangerous, so it helps to have people who can argue with them, "But this is not dangerous." Later, when you have the heart attack, you can call in the doctor; it doesn't mean a plumber can't help you now.

  • Robert||

    Let me put it more starkly: The pharmacy would have nothing to sell if it were not known that many drugs & medical devices are safe to use. The default is to have them be illegal to sell. So be damn glad we do have people whose job it is to demonstrate to gov't that some things are safe.

  • Azathoth!!||

    That's right, Robert, we really don't want the help of a sewerload of statist pieces of shit.

    See, your reasons for wanting pot legal and our reasons for wanting pot legal come from completely different sources. If pot is legalized your way, there will be an expansion of the state.

    Because that's just how you roll.

    Your analogy works better with a doctor and a cannibal--sure, both of them wanna cut you up, but only one has good intentions--and the other has already eaten the plumber.

  • Robert||

    I'm not concerned with the size (however you measure it) of the state, I'm interested in the size of freedom. While in some cases the relationship is reciprocal, in other cases it's not. It's better to have something legal and regulated than illegal, because the regulations leave more freedom than total prohib'n does. If the process involves a few more gov't hires, that doesn't cause a net loss of freedom.

  • Robert||

    I suppose you'd prefer nobody to ever apply for licensure to FDA or state pharmacy boards for drugs, medical devices, or food additives, and to simply give up the possibility of legal marketing of those products. You could lay off a few people at FDA in that case, but only because the drug stores would be out of business. Izzat what you want?

  • Azathoth!!||

    And, exactly as predicted, you go with expanding the State.

    We don't need your 'help'.

  • Robert||

    Something's being dangerous to your health may not be reason to ban it, but something's not being dangerous is reason to not ban it, isn't it?

  • Paul.||

    Gateway drug, etc. Drug war: justified.

  • Raston Bot||

    When Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, ADM, and GSK produce cheap, high quality cannabis, these hippies are really going to drum up GMO fears.

  • Hyperion||

    That's a really good article at HuffPo. I encourage everyone to go through the slide show and read.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    You are now officially shunned.

    SHUNNED, I say.

  • JW||

    When you next see Hyperion, don't be surprised if he points at you and lets out a blood-curdling screech.

  • Tim||

    All across the country, the police will no longer have uses for all those camoflage suits, humvees and helicopters.

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    Yeah right. What do you think they're going to need to enforce the PPACA Penaltax?

  • sarcasmic||

    Ironic that more citizens die at the hands of police doing marijuana raids than have ever died from the drug itself, and those same police are arguing that it should remain illegal in the name of public safety.

  • Dave Krueger||

    Marijuana laws were not created because people are harmed by pot. They were created to provide employment opportunities for self-serving neanderthals who are enthusiastically willing to persecute their fellow man in exchange for a regular paycheck. Every country has them. Luckily, we don't actually refer to it as persecution, so no one actually has to feel bad about doing it.

  • Tim||

    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

    H. L. Mencken

  • Invisible Finger||

    Yep, it'll be fun/hell to see what police want to arrest people for in ten years since a couple ounces of grass won't be an option for them.

    We won't be sensible enough to rid ourselves of 33% of the police force.

  • Dave Krueger||

    Yeah, not a single person has ever died from a weed overdose.

    Proof that the drug war is working.

  • Brandybuck||

    The reason no on has died is because you get sick long before you can ingest enough to kill you. You won't need 20,000 to 40,000 times more to put you in the hospital though. If one joint is enough to impair your brain functions, 1,000 times that is enough to get you sent to a hospital.

  • sarcasmic||

    Or simply put you to sleep.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, that's the big thing. There is no practical way to ingest that much before you pass out. Unless you somehow manage to ingest a crap load of hash oil or something.

    But as people point out above, that should be irrelevant. Heroin should be legal too for exactly the same reasons pot should be legal.

  • sarcasmic||

    I have asked drug warriors to give me a reason why drugs should be illegal that is not also a reason to reinstate alcohol Prohibition.

    So far no one has come up with anything or than some mumble about drugs being bad and morality and stuff like that.

  • Robert||

    The standard response on talk shows is that it's too late to ban liquor, because most people use it and therefore it's become widely accepted, but that it's still not too late to ban other drugs because most people still don't use them. Basically what they're saying is that it's inherently bad for any intoxicant to be legal, but that it's too hard to enforce a law against it once enough people come to like it, and that we can only go by the evidence of what drugs are currently illegal to establish what drug laws can be enforced. Yet another way to put it is that the fact the law is still on the books is evidence of the will to keep it illegal, that the progress of all things is from illegal to legal, and that everything should be kept illegal as long as possible.

  • ||

    Someone has to say it!!!

    Pandas really are the world's most useless animal.

  • Killazontherun||

    Less toxic than water. Unless you get caught with it in your possession by the po po, then you could get maimed or killed. To be fair, that can happen to you while holding a water bottle in your hand too. Actually, the best course of action in their vicinity is to get on your hands and knees and start eating the grass around you so they don't mistake you for a threat.

  • ||

    Bath salts!! SHOOT IT!

  • Invisible Finger||

    Like FDR, they'll wind up legalizing pot as long as the government can continue to water down the Bill Of Rights and the rest of the constitution.

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