paperburn1 wrote:I will try and find it again, was from the CDC
Overall, the median death rate due to alcohol-related causes was about 28.5 per 100,000 people, after adjusting for the age of victims.
This is what I found:
3 per 100,000 for pot users
91 per 100,000 for alcohol
On June 17, 1997, the Office of Applied Studies of SAMHSA said there have been no recorded deaths from an overdose of marijuana.
With the usual caveats --> metabolites - if urine analysis was the method used - can show up for weeks after use. Long after the high is gone. Blood tests are the only reliable indicator. And only those that are strictly THC sensitive.
You will also note that a number of the "drug deaths" are prohibition related. Lack of sterile eqpt and substances (HIV, hepatitus, etc.). Lack of known purity (some overdoses).