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Monday, February 10, 2014

Bogus Marijuana Poisoning Story

Last week there was a flood of news stories about a mother of three who died from marijuana poisoning... and, as you may have suspected, medical science says that story is highly doubtful. Dr. Allen Shackelford, who studied at Harvard, said, “There's no known dose of cannabis that could kill a human.” Dr. Yasmin Hurd of Mount Sinai said, “From half a joint? That's ridiculous.” 

According to the DEA, someone would have to consume 20 to 40 thousand times the amount of THC found in a joint to have any risk of dying. As Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project explained, “For an adult to die solely from marijuana itself, it would take hundred of points of it being dropped on their head from a tall building.” Until we hear that report, it's probably safe to consider the other stories bogus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Somebody laced Mommy's joint with some rat poison.