Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Marijuana Myth

When speaking out on marijuana the one thing I hear most is, "Marijuana has never killed anyone!" 

Well just because no one has ever overdosed on Marijuana doesn't mean it's not harmful. Just read this article:

One quote from that article I'd like to share is... ""Cannabis is as dangerous as any other drug and people must understand that it kills," said Mr Turner. "From my long experience I can say that it is a very dangerous substance. Increasingly it is mentioned not only as the first drug taken by people who overdose, but also in suicides and accidental deaths."

Or how about this article:

Here's a quote from that article I found enlightening..." The researchers note that this increased mortality might be the result of a higher rate of car crashes among marijuana users, intentional or violent injuries or homicides, and other kinds of accidents or injuries associated with marijuana use. Patients’ secondary use of other drugs could also explain some of the excess mortality among those treated for cannabis use disorder."

While no one has ever died as a result of overdosing on marijuana that does NOT mean that marijuana is not the cause of people dying..that is the biggest lie of them all. People die all the time because others are high on marijuana and kill them in car accidents or other accidents. Here's an article that has more than 6 different reports of people high on marijuana being the cause of another persons death. 

I think the most telling article is the one that reads, "Woman Kills Self and 7 others While High on Marijuana" 


‘Psychotic Pothead’ Shoots Pentagon Police

“…John Patrick Bedell liked it (marijuana) too; in fact, he was a marijuana addict. But he inflicted a lot of pain on other people, including the two guards he shot at the Pentagon.”

and one of the worst ones... 

"Hunter Kills 14, Injures 104 Firefighters, Burns 422 Square Miles After Setting ‘Accidental’ Fire
 The California Cedar fire was the second largest wildfire in the history of California. 14 people lost their lives in that fire. 104 firefighters were injured, one died. Countless wildlife were cremated; 90% of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park was incinerated; 280,278 acres; 422 square miles were ravaged; the fire took a month to put out and cost $27 million. The hunter “admitted that the night before his foray into the forest, he had smoked marijuana by himself and slipped the pipe and lighter in the pocket of his hunting vest. He said he had not smoked marijuana on the day of the trip. Investigators looking into the fire later found Martinez’s glass marijuana pipe about 30 feet from the spot where the fire had started.” (NC TIMES)"

So the next time you want to try and use the argument, "marijuana use has never killed anyone" I will point out that you have had your head stuck so far down in the sand that you can't see the truth when it is standing right in front of you. Because the fact is...marijuana has killed people, maybe not from an overdose, maybe no one has over dosed, maybe no one has ever died from a fatal overdose amount in their own system from smoking it but people sure as hell have died in accidents after 'pot heads' have gotten behind the wheel after lighting up and driving. 

Oh and one more little tidbit for you to think about. According to this article,  "The drug can cause cancer, lung disease and abnormalities associated with serious mental illness. Users are up to six times more likely to develop schizophrenia."

So maybe the mental problem you have...are caused by the "medicine" you are smoking. Just a thought. But I'm sure you'll come up with some statistics from proponents of marijuana that counters everything I've proven here. The truth is in front of you, you just don't want to see it. 

Who's the sheeple now?