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Man dies from marijuana

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A man carrying 500 kilos of pot in his car lost his life when the illegal merchandise in the back of the vehicle slammed into him during an auto accident.

Marijuana. Harmless?

[h/t HCLU Drug Reform]

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16 comments to Man dies from marijuana

  • Jean Valjean

    No doubt an unnecessary comment on DWR, but this man was clearly killed by the War on Drugs, USA proprietor.

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  • darkcycle

    I guess this actually proves that marijuana is NOT harmless.

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  • Servetus

    Kevin Sabet will be delighted to learn that after 6,000 years of medical and recreational use by humans, someone has finally been killed by marijuana.

    Unfortunately for Kevin, it was death by overload, not overdose.

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  • Cmurua

    Sound the trumpets! Release the hounds!

    I am sure this will be the topic of discussion at the hive today in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

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  • claygooding

    This death can go on the wall Pete because it is a direct result of the war on some drugs. If legal the pot would have been hauled in a hay wagon.

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  • DdC

    Florida Man Attempts to Swallow Baggie of Pot and Chokes to Death After Police Taser Him
    A Florida man died after he tried to swallow a baggie with marijuana and was then hit with a taser by police for what they believe was resisting arrest.

    3500 blacks were lynched and therefore killed by a Hemp noose.

    Lynching
    States passed new constitutions or legislation which effectively disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites, established segregation of public facilities by race, and separated blacks from common public life and facilities. Nearly 3,500 African Americans and 1,300 whites were lynched in the United States between 1882 and 1968, mostly from 1882 to 1920

    Here Are All The People Who Have Died From A Marijuana Overdose
    The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing Posted: 09/03/2013
    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.

    Its “Be Drug Free” at school and they claim weed kills 7,600 people. What a load of shit school.

    LOLOLOL a similar drug free poster at my high school said “Did you know? 60% of marijuana smokers die” I was like sweet! 40% chance of immortality.

    Can you overdose from marijuana?

    There are no THC receptors on the brain stem so you can’t overdose on Marijuana.
    The only way to die from marijuana is to be shot by a cop, DEA agent or robber who wants your marijuana. That’s it. I guess you could choke on it if you eat some. True I’ve been pretty uncomfortable after consuming too much MJ but that is not lethal nor an overdose.

    You cannot OD but …
    It hasn’t been proven that you can overdose by smoking marijuana but some people have died as a result of smoking weed. In one case, the patient got so high that he passed out, vomited and drowned in his own vomit. Another patient came in and after smoking pot laced with something (not determined) he went into cardiac arrest. Also, we recently had a group of middle school students who ingested marijuana in brownies and 8 of 10 became physically ill and wound up in the hospital. Be careful.

    Overdose Awareness
    August 31st, 2011 by Pete @ drugwarrant

    “As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth’s final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master. ”
    ~ Commissioner Pravin Lal,
    “U.N. Declaration of Rights”

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  • strayan

    So it turns out DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young wasn’t kidding when he said raw potatoes were more dangerous than marijuana: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2409920/Russian-girl-8–orphaned-ENTIRE-family-wiped-deadly-gas-caused-rotting-potatoes-cellar.html

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    • DdC

      “Dr. Andrew Weil, a general medicine practitioner in Tucson, Arizona, who also teaches at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, accepts marijuana as having a medical use in the treatment of spasticity. In multiple sclerosis patients the muscles become tense and rigid because their nerve supply is interrupted. Marijuana relieves this spasticity in many patients, he has found. He would prescribe it to selected patients if it were legally available…”
      FRANCIS L. YOUNG,
      Administrative Law Judge

      Ganja safer than not toking

      According to testimony before the US Congress by Dr. Andrew Weil, “a smoker would have to theoretically consume nearly 1500 Pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response.” By comparison, he adds that “eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response,” and that aspirin “causes hundreds if not thousands of deaths each year.”

      Cannabis less harmful than aspirin

      “Internationally, “the war on drugs” provides a cover for intervention. Domestically, it has little to do with drugs but a lot to do with distracting the population, increasing repression in the inner cities, and building support for the attack on civil liberties. The war on (certain) drugs” is What Uncle Sam Really Wants.”
      ~ Noam Chomsky

      Dr. Andrew Weil

      Webster’s Dictionary 1952
      Bhang-(bang). n [Hind.from Sans.. bhanga,hemp]
      An Indian variety of the common hemp, the resin of which is highly narcotic and intoxicant, and a popular Oriental stimulant, otherwise called hashish. Also employed in medicine, for its anodyne, hyponotic, and anti-spasmodic qualities; also spelled bang, beng.

      In 1952 they knew it was employed in medicine for anodyne, hyponotic, and anti-spasmodic qualities. So now it has none, and is classified as hazardous as it gets. Worse than side dishes and chemicalized willow bark not making the list. Or chemical cigarettes and booze and prescribed drug store dope killing thousands and not classified. 40 years the appeasers knew Nixon Lied. 30 years they knew bush and his side kick ronnie Lied. 20 since Klintoon continued the lies. Now the Lies and Liars are having a muster. To warn the citizenry the Jamaicans are coming, the Jamaicans are coming! The sky is falling say the chicken little sabetage chabots. The koch chicken-hawks tinkle down funds to Calvina Liars Clubs and Califono plea bargain asylums. To keep koch prisons stealing tax dollars. Tax grants for DARE to tell kids to turn in their brothers and sisters. SWAT lies under oath for the message it might send the kids. More corporate scum selling their poisons and toxic alternatives. 200+ drug lobbies keeping truth out of legislation. More draconian harsher and each new criminal brings 10 family and work place people connected by the crime of prohibition, not the Ganja use.

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  • Goblet

    OT: The DEA Thinks You Have “No Constitutionally Protected Privacy Interest” in Your Confidential Prescription Records

    http://bit.ly/18SGvQC

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  • Windy

    Also, a bit OT:
    Family of Marine vet killed by SWAT team awarded $3.4 million settlement
    FTA:
    The family of a United States military veteran killed in 2011 after an Arizona SWAT team fired 71 rounds at him from the doorstep of his Tucson-area home has been awarded a multi-million dollar settlement from law enforcement.

    Jose Guerena’s wife, Vanessa, will receive the $3.4 million agreed to last week after a two-year legal battle between the Marine veteran’s estate and Pima County, Arizona.

    Guerena died two years ago when a SWAT team entered his house in the early morning hours of May 5, 2011 and fired dozens of rounds of ammunition from semi-automatic weapons. Guerena’s wife reportedly woke him up abruptly that morning after being concerned with noises coming from outside of the house. An investigation revealed that Guerena was holding a legally owned AR-15 for protection when the officers entered his home, though he never once pulled the trigger on his own weapon.

    http://rt.com/usa/guerena-arizona-swat-settlement-341/

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    • allan

      thanks Windy!

      That was one o’ them got-stuck-in-my-craw stories… and I’ve been saying for a long time that were the public to know what we know about all these WOD-caused deaths this shit would end quickly.

      Sad for the Guerena family… glad that SWAT got swatted.

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      • allan

        speaking of settlements… watched PBS Frontline the other night on “assisted living facilities” and specifically focusing on Emeritus and the lawsuits against them. It should be run as a companion piece to Doc Gupta’s CNN report.

        When I look at how our seniors are “treated” (neglected), how our veterans have to fight, beg and plead to add PTSD as a legitimate, treatable condition…

        … when I look at how science is ignored and our police have become so f’ing militarized…

        … I understand how deep the internal threat to not just the fundamental ideals of our nation have cut but how it is beyond threat. The taking of basic needs support from the poorest among us is insufferable. The deliberate systemic, tripartite corrosion of the Constitution by those who also piss on the Declaration of Independence is choking the life from the noble and common aspirations of independence and individual sovereignty.

        Pot is patriotic.

        Fighting against Prohibition II is Civil Defense.

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      • Windy

        The following is what I posted on FB along with the link to that story:

        Good to see, but the citizens in those jurisdictions will barely hear about it and when they do they’ll just shrug their shoulders and immediately forget it; also, the jurisdictions will hardly feel it, financially, since they have insurance to protect against these kinds of lawsuits (that SHOULD tell you something about the caliber of cops in those jurisdictions).

        The more widespread that information becomes the faster we will reach that goal, allan.

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    • Duncan20903

      Awarded? So it’s like they won a jackpot in the lottery? Did the ghost of Ed McMahon deliver the check?

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  • divadab

    I heard a joke about the dreaded MaryJane several years ago that is relevant:

    Q: What is the toxic dose of marijuana?

    A: 200 lbs. from twenty feet up!

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  • A Critic

    As the first commentor noted, the man was killed by prohibition.

    I suggest a correction to this article. It wasn’t 500 lbs of pot that killed the man, it was running from the cops.

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