The dangers of marijuana have often been exaggerated for reasons best known to some sections of the society. Even though marijuana is one of the most useful plants known to the mankind, it has never received the recognition it always deserved. In this piece of information, we will be accessing some of the common marijuana facts and myths and find out if marijuana has been a lethal drug and whether deaths from marijuana use (as projected by some) are actually true.
One will be surprised to note that there have been NO deaths from marijuana use till date. While the number of annual deaths related to firearms in the U.S. is approximately 29,000, deaths related to use of prescription drugs in the country is estimated to be 32,000, the number of deaths related to alcohol is 85,000 on an annual basis, and the number of deaths related to marijuana use is surprisingly ZERO. And, it is still considered to be lethal.
The other surprising thing to note is that not a single case of death has been recorded ever across the world that can be attributed to the use of marijuana, which nullifies dangers of marijuana.
According to the records of The US Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), marijuana alone has not been shown to cause an overdose death.