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Why You Should Care About the Number of Marijuana Overdose Deaths in America Last Year

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Despite the state spending thousands of dollars a second – ticketing, kidnapping, caging, and killing evil drug users, the rate of lethal drug overdoses in the last 15 years has skyrocketed.

According to the 2015 data on death rates from 2001-2014, released by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention this month:

  • Prescription drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 2001
  • Opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 2001
  • Benzodiazepine overdose deaths have increased by more than 600% since 2001
  • Cocaine overdose deaths are up 42% since 2001
  • Heroin overdose deaths are up nearly 500% since 2001

Across the board, drug use and deaths associated with drug use have increased at alarming rates. No amount of AR-15s, SWAT police, MRAPs, or any other military gear has had a hand in lowering these statistics. In fact, the increase in overdose deaths nearly coincides with the increase in militarization in the last decade and a half.

“More persons died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2014 than during any previous year on record,” reports the CDC.

One drug, or rather plant, which is still viciously sought after in the state’s immoral war on drugs is absent from the CDC’s report of overdose deaths. That plant is cannabis.

In spite of some form of cannabis being legal in some fashion in 23 states, the government still violently and with extreme prejudice continues to seek out those who dare possess it.

If the CDC calculated the number of deaths inflicted by police while enforcing marijuana laws, that number would certainly be shocking and could even be deemed a risk to public health. Marijuana is, indeed, dangerous, but only because of what can happen to you if the police catch you with it.

Nothing highlights the hypocrisy, immorality, and sheer idiocy of the drug war quite like marijuana prohibition. Here we have a medicine that kills cancer cells, saves the lives of countless epileptic children, heals broken bones, relieves pain, treats PTSD, is not dangerous, and exhibits a variety of other incredible benefits – yet the state will kill you over it.

So why do these tyrants keep it illegal?

If you want to know who profits from ruining lives and throwing marijuana users in cages, we need only look at who bribes (also known as lobbies) the politicians to keep the war on drugs alive.

Below is a list of the top five industries who need you locked in a cage for possessing a plant in order to ensure their job security.

  1. Police Unions: Coming in as the number one contributor to politicians for their votes to lock you in a cage for a plant are the police themselves. They risk taking massive pay cuts and losing all their expensive militarized toys without the war on drugs.
  2. Private Prison Corporations: No surprise here. The corporatist prison lobby is constantly pushing for stricter laws to keep their stream of tax dollars flowing.
  3. Alcohol and Beer Companies: These giant corporations hate competition, so why not pay millions to keep a cheaper and far safer alcohol alternative off the market?
  4. Pharmaceutical Corporations: The hypocrisy of marijuana remaining a Schedule 1 drug, “No Medical Use Whatsoever,” seems criminal when considering that pharmaceutical companies reproduce a chemical version of THC and can market and sell it as such. Ever hear of Marinol? Big pharma simply uses the force of the state to legislate out their competition; that happens to be nature.
  5. Prison Guard Unions: The prison guard unions are another group, so scared of losing their jobs, that they would rather see thousands of non-violent and morally innocent people thrown into cages than look for another job.

What does it say about a society who’s resolute in enacting violence against their fellow human so they can have a job to go to in the morning?

The person who wants to ingest a substance for medical or recreational reasons is not the criminal. However, the person that would kidnap, cage, or kill someone because they have a different lifestyle, is a villain on many fronts.

When does this vicious cycle end?

The good news is that the drug war’s days are numbered. Evidence of this is everywhere. States are defying the federal government and refusing to lock people in cages for marijuana. A record number of law enforcement personnel are even quitting their jobs and joining the push to end the drug war.

Colorado and Washington served as a catalyst in a seemingly exponential awakening to the government’s immoral war. Following suit were Oregon, D.C., and Alaska. Medical marijuana initiatives are becoming a constant part of legislative debates nationwide. We’ve even seen bills that would not only completely legalize marijuana but deregulate it entirely, like corn.

Also, while the idea of treating an addict with compassion instead of violence is a radical notion in this country, in other countries, such as Portugal, its effects have been realized for more than a decade. In 2001, the Portuguese government decriminalized all drugs.

14 years later, drug use, crime, and overdoses have drastically declined in Portugal exposing the cruel reality of prohibition. Eventually, more states will adopt this approach, and the drug war tyrants will finally be outnumbered.

As more and more states refuse to kidnap and cage marijuana users, the drug war will continue to implode. We must be resilient in this fight.

If doing drugs bothers you, don’t do drugs. When you transition from holding an opinion — to using government violence to enforce your personal preference, you become the bad guy. Please, for all that is good, don’t be the bad guy.

  • None overdosed

  • There is not such a thing as a fatal pot overdose .

    • yeah , that’s completely BS ! I agree !

    • It is possible to overdose on anything. With Marijuana it would take more than is humanly possible to consume, but if you were to inject with %100 THC into your blood you would eventually overdose.

    • Evan Bork i don’t think you’d die, maybe just fall into a deep sleep.

    • Depression and Anxiety lead to an overdose of lead! http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

    • if you read it; it said nobody did, the only harm that was done….

    • You should try reading the post – it’s a crazy thing, but sometimes you get actual information!

    • Right!.. But for those who like to laugh, I got one for ya:.. Willie nelson once said during an interview.. “Marijuana CAN KILL ya”,.. If a bale of it falls on ya’.. LOL…

    • I’d try tho

    • back in the 90’s, I read an article about drugs that made a claim that it would take 8 kg of cannabis resin to lethally overdose on it. In one take. I guess, you would kill yourself pretty easily taking ANY substance that much 😀

    • That’s exactly what the article says.

    • There was the story where a bale of pot fell on some guy, would that count as an overdose?

    • Oh well I guess I too the bait this time. Best wishes and keep up the good work everyone.

    • The appearance of transperency is likely just smoke and mirrors, feigning ‘fighting the good fight’. While offering up pertinent information, the misleading title, judging by the comments, was enough to cause a debate where none is suggested within the piece itself. Why indeed.

    • Ty…

  • Warning!

  • You don’t have to be able to overdose on something for it to have negative impacts on your life, js! #toeachtheirown

    • Is that like voting the same crooked politicians back in office over and over

  • It a serious problem

    • I tore up the roof of my mouth pretty bad with Doritos once… Pretty dangerous

  • No it isn’t. It is the fact that most people that are being peddled drugs suffer from mental disorders or traumatic disorders. They are defenseless. Dealing and transporting drugs is not a victimless crime!

    • That’s the most ignorant thing I’ve heard today. Do research.

    • Watching too many movies there, huh?

    • We buy drugs voluntarily. You can’t blame a drunk’s disease on his bartender, and you can’t blame a junkies addiction on his dealer.

    • The violence associated with drugs is a direct affect of the prohibition on drugs. Learn about the alcohol prohibition and how it created crime syndicates and gang cartels. Not to mention the corruption among law enforcement.
      What is dangerous is the police waging WAR ON IT’s OWN PEOPLE! Prohibition does not work, never will. Thanks to people who think like you thousands of people (including police) have lost their lives and millions of your own countrymen are prisoners for harming NO ONE! Your ignorance is destroying my country and it must be dealt with.
      With knowledge! Wake up!

    • Jonathan Evans I have with my studies in Psychology, Neurology, and Addiction as well as the entire mental scientific field morons. But if you’d rather believe your pusher or fellow addict go right on ahead. lol Addicts created Peer Review. What better way to justify your habit or convincing yourself it’s ethical to take advantage of the defenseless.

    • Shaymus Bogman The violence associated with drugs is the uneducated that do not possess the ability to make an honest living and can only profit from the defenseless. Ironic the very Progressives you support and elect over and over are the same ones creating the Police State! The Police are only enforcing the endless laws that they create.

    • Shaymus Bogman Do you vote Democrat or Republican? Funny that here in Califrornia we have infinite laws and regualtion as apposed to the free Republican dominated Texas. Is your alliance more to freedom or just your habit and fix? https://reason.com/archives/2014/12/05/eric-garners-death-shows-how-stupid-laws

    • Glad that you got your “drug dealer” degree from a university that teaches you how to think like them. Have you ever been on the streets? Have you firsthand experienced any of this? I’d bet not. I’m not a liberal, as you asshats want to define it.

    • Jonathan Evans Yes moron. I have witnessed many friends and family suffer from drug addiction. I have seen the same worthless pieces of shit that take advantage of them. I’ll stick with defending the defenseless from the rabid filth that take advantage of them!

  • The only recorded Death related to Pot is when a ton of Pot Bricks fell on top of a guy and instantly crushed him to death….

    • LOL! Bingo! 🙂

    • So you have to take a hit of a ton of weed at the same time to die. Jaja. Overdose of weight, not usage

  • You drink all day and you can die… use pot all day and you just get real high!

  • Political. Drugs overdosed, keep voting the crooks back into office

  • It is possible to die of heart failure, if you have a heart condition, but I still have to hear or read from a death case because of THC. So I call this BS.

  • people like to control others. i think it gives them some kind of satanic pleasure

  • Why? I don’t give a flying fuck if you do drugs!

  • My ignorance is strong in the comments. Easy to tell who actually reads information and who just comments their stupidity.

  • I don’t think it’s possible to O D on marijuana.
    If it is I should be dead.

    • click on the link, we all know it isn’t.

  • I think it’s funny watching people that are really high they look so dumb. But I have to admit haven’t had to rush one of them to the hospital (unlike alcohol).

  • I call bs

    • Read it…the title is meant to inflame ….it really states there aren’t any from weed

  • Everyone chooses their own path to hell. Some choose alcohol, some choose marijuana, some choose cocaine, some choose heroin. What’s chosen doesn’t really matter. It’s the addictive behaviour that needs to be addressed, not what the addict chooses. Bottom line is you cannot protect people from themselves.

    • MMJ does NOT belong on the list, WAKE FROM YOUR SLUMBER , Jay …

    • and everyone that doesn’t agree with you is wrong and doesn’t know themselves as good as you do, so the world should conform to your ideas—because in your small world what judgement you cast must be adhered to . Worry about yourself-I don’t want to live in the world you have constructed.

    • It’s the “Devils Weed” lol. Even your own bible says that he gave you every seed baring plant for you to use. And I did not read anything about smoking being a mortal sin. You could argue gluttony on the other hand, because of, you know, Cheetos

    • What if I choose all 3? 😁

    • Marijuana has it’s benefits and side effects. (Development of schizophrenia is one of those side effects). Life is about choices. If you want to indulge in any drug as part of a recreational or abusive process, ultimately your life is yours to destroy or not.

    • Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    • Coffee?, Sugar?,Butter?.. Coffee or sugar could kill you Loong b4 pot.

    • Schizophrenia! Ha ha ha! Refer Madness!
      The scourge of our youth! These kids get all hopped up on their giggle sticks and go crazy! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Thank you for that I actually laughed out loud! Lol lol lol

    • Jay Deg Could you please reference what studies you drew from on the schizophrenia/marajuana remark?

    • But your right about one thing, it’s my life and my right. So why do people like you allow the police to wage a WAR on innocent people living their lives and exercising their rights? A freakin WAR! Hundreds of thousands of casualties and millions of prisoners! And the battle goes on in police state America. Good grief smh

    • All I’m saying is be aware of risks. That goes for all drugs, legal or not. Psychoactive or not. All drugs have desirable effects and not so desirable effects Be informed.

    • Crazy! (Pun intended) I’ve been around smokers all my life and I’ve never even heard of one guy who knew a guy that heard about someone smoking themselves schizophrenic. On the other hand I did know a guy who injected speed till he became a schizophrenic.

    • Pot is almost harmless. Aspirin is more dangerous.

    • Caffeine is more dangerous

    • Police waging a war on their own countrymen over an herb? Very very very dangerous!

    • Interesting you equate me with ‘people like you’? Have we met? If you knew me you’d know I’m pro education/information, not pro dictatorial. I don’t care if you smoke it, or eat it, or use it for treating cancer. Really. Your choice.
      My only concern with marijuana is how to evaluate when one who indulges in it also drives while under it’s influence, and possibly how smoke breaks might turn into toke breaks at the workplace.

    • I apologize for jumping to conclusions about your character

    • It’s just that you seem to be extremely uninformed about the affects of marijuana and I’ve found that those who are that misinformed tend to be pro drug war. If you are not then I am sorry if I offended you.

    • There are millions of people that function just fine when on their medication. I am one of them.

    • No victim, no crime

    • Bud far as I am concerned, everyone should be allowed to grow enough for their own personal use, and only get thrown in the hoosegow for trafficking. Which really isn’t a problem if you’re growing your own for yourself anyway. No different than me growing Aloe Vera on my windowsill, you know? .

    • Tomatoes have a 1% DNA difference from pot

    • Jay Deg Did you read the actual study the article was siting from? It was a poorly executed study with not a lot of subjects.

    • Christi, there were two links. As for study construction, I find that is a problem with many, not just that one. Even peer review isn’t what it used to be. None the less it is a link to consider.

    • I’m pretty sure the link to any drug with schizophrenia is that it speeds the process in which it presents itself. Often time schizophrenia is linked to a genetic inherritance. It also equivelevent in effects in relation to alcohol. The study could be correct. However I would like to point out if you beat a 15 year old in the head with a baseball bat it’s been a known study to cause brain damage and show signs of underdevloped mental capacity later in life.

      Marijuana cannabis has had also many neural benefits in the application of its use to select people.

      Now, I’m not a smoker myself. But every friend I have does. I think the only time I really become concerned for these health in practical use to the drug is when I take the last taco. Starvation presents itself very heavily in this controlled experiment I’ve established with these people.

      This worries me very deeply. I make sure when I have gatherings i properly supply myself with an assortment of produce. By utilizing this practice during the experiment. My exhibits expressed deep gratification and happiness.

      Ultimately I came to the conclusion of as follows : mental stress with the application of cannabis needs to be taken into deep consideration when social gatherings have presented the use of directed substance. Properly aligning your concious to the understanding and importance of food is detrimental to the mental health of all substance users within your social groundings.

      By doing such you to can prevent the munchies. You’ll be a hero. Don’t you want to be a hero? I mean. Google keyboard warrior is a very noble title. But think for a moment…

      “We could be herooooeeeeees “

    • ^LMAO,that was great, thanks!

    • Fine be condescending. I think I was pretty clear about my stand on this matter.

  • You can’t od on pot! seriously

  • this is bullshit , never have I seen a report on a overdose

  • B.S.

  • MMJ does NOT belong on the lists, WAKE FROM YOUR SLUMBER Folks …

  • 1,000% of zero is still zero.

  • Bullshit. No Marijuana deaths yet over 100000 Big Pharma caused deaths this year in US. One more out right lieing article and you lost another follower freethoughtproject

    • read it again

    • not the title

    • That’s exactly what the article says-.-

    • I apologise for being lazy and not finishing the article. My morning coffee spot was closed and the place that was open gave me a mini and called it a large.

    • DUMB ASS

    • takes an adult to admit his mistake. iv’e been guilty of it from time to time. CHEERS!

    • LOL Good catch man way to be cool about it too.

    • Was going for ya Jim , checked your page you seem intelligent it’s just your a prick. Lol

    • i actually didn’t read the article but i know weed and i respect FTP(for the most part) i had a feeling the title was an attention grabber and the number would be zero

  • I’ve been smoking pot for 43 years and never seen any overdose unless if they r cutting it with something else

    • That’s what the article says.

    • You can not cut pot with anything the only thing you could do is roll the pot in something and the only way but you don’t cut pot

    • I,ve heard of dealers cutting it with cocaine , juicy or something like that ,

    • Used to call em “coco puffs”

  • Lol overdose? The biggest dab ever taken was like 22 grams and he just looked high as fuck, but he didn’t OD. Fuck outta here!

  • Wow what a load of crap. Thank you, iam officially unfollowing this page.

    • Did you even read the article? It plainly says that no one has ever overdosed on Marijuana.

  • Did anyone actually read past the title before talking shit?

  • Name 1 documented od from weed

  • none

  • … weed isent a drug any more than tobacco is , its a plant =/

  • Overdose lol ok

  • BS

  • We had a friend who actually injected 5 marijuanas and he turned into a being made out of nothing but crystal light energy

  • In the article it said opioid death have quadrupled opioids are found in Percocet contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication.

  • So how do we get rid of cops?

  • I’ve seen one case of pot od… it was a friend of mine… until you experience it first hand-everyone going to deny it

  • FYI for those reading and getting angry: the article’s significant number of ODs is zero.

  • Reading trough the comments it’s sad so many people will just read the headline and then act like they are an expert on the article.

    • So many of these people probably smoke pot and know the article isn’t entirely accurate. I didn’t read it, but you must remember that big pharmacies wouldn’t hesitate to manipulate the plant to create a new strain. A GMO pot plant. Now think about how toxic GMO plants are to the planet. Now message me.

    • Agreed :/

    • The people who actually smoke the weed knows though.

    • But your comment is justified and well done.

    • Agreed lol

    • Yes, Monsanto already has a GM strain. That is something that scares me. The article makes no allusion what so ever of pot related overdose. It grinds my gears to see so many not even read the article.

    • I must be honest i haven’t read the article myself, I’m just going on “Self diagnosis” hehe…

    • And i hate Monsanto myself though. There in it for themselves and their corporate buddies.

    • GMOs have been around since man has been farming this earth.

    • The use of the word overdose is an analogy , they talking about people dieing for having weed. By the hands of the police, and the ways locking up stoners effects the flow of tax dollers

    • ^This guy gets it.

  • Great article from a high pot smoker that has no job and hates any organization with different beliefs from them. Also, it is apparent that corporations are the devil and anyone who wants to keep a job should forget about it and get high!

  • feed went to s***

  • I overdosed on the pot once. I forget what happened.

    • 😉

    • Isn’t that two face?

    • Two Face after a bong explosion.

    • The Free Thought Project.com is nothing but propaganda, fools! There IS NO SUCH THING as a marijuana overdose. It is not harmful to the human body, and actually saved my life when I started taking the oil to cure my cancer, which has been in remission for over 5 years now! Get the FACTS, people!

    • Pati Whitcomb read the story…

    • Leave the lady alone, she doesn’t understand it’s a joke. No need to be an asshole……..Asshole.

    • Elli Lilly propaganda meme.

    • Music to read threads by. https://youtu.be/5Uw5mCgccf8

    • This type off false propaganda is as bad as the early 1900’s saying that marijuana is a drug let alone a drug that causes blacks and hispanics to kill people???

    • Donald Doddato, you should have read the article before posting. Its a joke……………..not a dick. Don’t take it so hard.

  • so we take pot smokers and put them in jail where they become harden criminals, where if we left them alone they would just be potheads and as far as I have seen many quit as adults anyway..

  • Did any of you guys read it? It doesn’t say marijuana kills..

  • This headline is misleading. Nobody has ever died from marijuana overdose. FTA: [“Marijuana is, indeed, dangerous, but only because of what can happen to you if the police catch you with it.”]

    • And leading cause of paranoia, the bullshit you deal with, with getting caugjt

  • legalize it-if it was legal we could know more about it-half the info is from people smoking illegally, hiding,,why not legalize it and see what it can do!

    • Not legalize, deregulate. It’s a plant, that can be food, medicine, fuel, etc. Legalization makes for massive regulation on every front. More regs, more government, people still going to jail. Deregulate like corn and let the FREE MARKET run with it and you will see job creation, medicine, clothing, it could drastically slow/end(very optimistically) deforestation. Whew…sry didn’t mean to rant. Just food for thought.

  • Omfg!! READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE! People always asking for sources and shit but never care to read a damn thing. They only care to read the headline. Again, read the article and you will read why marijuana isn’t causing any overdose deaths. For fuck sake people, READ

  • Across the board, drug use and deaths associated with drug use have increased at alarming rates. No amount of AR-15s, SWAT police, MRAPs, or any other military gear has had a hand in lowering these statistics. In fact, the increase in overdose deaths nearly coincides with the increase in militarization in the last decade and a half.

  • Judging a book by its cover?

  • Bullshit as i was coughing

  • Just stop with the dumb shit ..smoke one

  • Why do people here act like the government is anti-pot? I moved from south Australia (where it’s legal to grow Marijuana for personal use) to California (where it’s legal by prescription) and I can’t believe how common it is here. In Australia most people don’t smoke, even though they can. Here most people I’ve met smoke. Sitting at a bus stop I saw a kid cleaning out his pipe beside me. Another lit up a joint at a bus stop. Twice I’ve seen women in their office clothes smoking a glass pipe while driving home from work. Another guy turned into a shop doorway to smoke his pipe in the middle of the main street in the city. The government here doesn’t care about people smoking weed, as long as they can monopolize it and profit from it.

    • Try that here in Michigan. Even if you have a medical card you can’t just whip it out anywhere. California is a lot more liberal when it comes to pot than most states.

  • Non of you even read the PRO cannabis article… lol just proves my point.

  • No.!! Do it, do it, “DO IT”..!! Haha…. mowie wowie that is lol

  • I agree it’s ridiculous that cannabis is illegal but using the argument that “it is a plant” is also ridiculous. So is hemlock and that kills you.

  • Stupid headlines make stupid assumptions. ……..

  • The only thing wrong with cannabis is what it would do to these peoples lifestyle……. Police Unions: Coming in as the number one contributor to politicians for their votes to lock you in a cage for a plant are the police themselves. They risk taking massive pay cuts and losing all their expensive militarized toys without the war on drugs.
    Private Prison Corporations: No surprise here. The corporatist prison lobby is constantly pushing for stricter laws to keep their stream of tax dollars flowing.
    Alcohol and Beer Companies: These giant corporations hate competition, so why not pay millions to keep a cheaper and far safer alcohol alternative off the market?
    Pharmaceutical Corporations: The hypocrisy of marijuana remaining a Schedule 1 drug, “No Medical Use Whatsoever,” seems criminal when considering that pharmaceutical companies reproduce a chemical version of THC and can market and sell it as such. Ever hear of Marinol? Big pharma simply uses the force of the state to legislate out their competition; that happens to be nature.
    Prison Guard Unions: The prison guard unions are another group, so scared of losing their jobs, that they would rather see thousands of non-violent and morally innocent people thrown into cages than look for another job.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/number-people-overdosed-marijuana-2015-significant/#05irYI5UOjS8Gs3i.99

    • And that’s not counting what it would do to big oil, plastics, cotton, paper, and so much more…. Plus it does no harm, only to those who make a profit off raping the planet.

    • Didn’t we just read all that in the article?

    • Yes, but someone I was replying to hadn’t. I don’t see the comment now. If it bothers you I have no problem deleting it.

    • It doesn’t bother me per se, just didn’t know why. Lol.

  • Derek Lutz

  • You have lost me as a subscriber. Good day.

  • when you legalize marijuana legalizing crack, heroine will be a walk in the park

  • I had too much once

  • smoked for 36 year of my 54 year life quit when i turned 50

  • People smoke marijuana because 911 was an inside job? I’m sure you’ll draw a correlation between the two soon and post it

  • Bottom line it is Prohibition that creates use. Portugal legalized everything and all the problems associated with addictions went down including potheads claiming its medicine Legalize everything so potheads will have to find real jobs.

  • Christians for Michele Bachmann are the true experts on the topic.

  • I wish people would read the article before commenting, The reason ‘the number of marijuana deaths last year is significant’ is because it is still absolutely ZERO! The article is anti prohibition, not anti cannabis propaganda! Maybe you should remove your heads from up your bums! 😉

  • This highlights the importance of choosing your word carefully when titling an article… LOL. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • There are none

  • An overdose from pot turnes the victom fat

  • Number of overdoses from MJ= zero

  • Read the article you lazy fucks.

  • It’s the police state’s excuse to circumvent basic human rights and constitutional rights. To the state, we ALL have no rights, even though we are given the illusion that we have them under the constitution and the laws. But effectively, we don’t.

  • It’s the police state’s excuse to circumvent basic human rights and constitutional rights. To the state, we ALL have no rights, even though we are given the illusion that we have them under the constitution and the laws. But effectively, we don’t.

  • yes shocking 0! lol

  • I totally disagree that alcohol is a cheaper and safer alternative to marijuana. Drunks are Despicable and lack complete control
    Of themselves.

  • The title of the article is very misleading, perhaps intentionally so…How else do you get attention and “stand out” these days without saying ridiculous jib.

  • Well if me doing drugs bothers me, then other people doing drugs also bothers me! Do something damn it! 😉

  • just legalize it

  • Zero..?
    Yes, I thought so.

  • What about people doing them in public around you causing impact on you?

  • love em. gimme all of em.

  • Nothing but propaganda…there is no such thing as overdosing on marijuana. They list drugs in their article that are over-prescribed to tens of thousands of patients by MDs, as well as street drugs manufactured specifically for the mind-altering affects they can cause, and no one mentions the lives that are lost every year due to alcoholism. Yet some of these things are legal, and distributed by the Big Money corporations that don’t give a rats-ass about how their drugs affect peoples’ lungs, kidneys, liver, etc. Cannibis can’t do anything but help you if taken as directed. There are many forms of cannibis to choose from according to your specific issue medically speaking, and I used cannibis oils to stop my white blood cell count from rising to the point of needing chemo or radiation! I believe in the powers of marijuana, which is a PLANT….NOT a chemical!

  • It’s funny how they list all the drugs but use joint and weed of picture. But the biggest killer in my opinion is alcohol. I’m to lazy to look it up. But alcohol might be #1 on the amount of people deaths related to it

  • pot overdose? die from it? te way I remember it, you go ‘out’ wake up, feel bad, pick up the pieces and get on with your life ;-). unless you live in one of those countries where the government has organized a witch hunt on the users…

  • Read. The. Article. Before sticking your foot in your mouth.

  • The comments, lulz! & actually the title isnt that missleading. 0

  • People are offended by pot but not prescription narcotics!!! Grrr

  • This reads like a 17 year old’s angry blog post.

  • You can’t over dose on Mary Jane

  • Marijuana is hardly a drug first of all, but my real comment is THIS! IF YOU CRITICIZE OR STIGMATIZE MARIJUANA, BUT ALSO TAKE A SLEEPING PILL TO SLEEP, A TYLENOL FOR HEADACHES AND ACHES AND PAINS, AND AN ANTIDEPRESSANT FOR MOOD, YOU ARE NOT ONLY A RAGING HYPOCRITE, BUT YOU MAY NOT MAKE THE BEST MEDICINAL CHOICES EITHER! #YOUMIGHTNOTBETHATBRIGHT #ASYOUTHINKANYWAY

  • I’ve already solved the drug problem and it’s very simple. The answer is to just kill every last Human on earth, then there will be no-one to do drugs. No drug crime, no gangs, no school kids getting high, no need for any of it. So people lets solve this once and for all by petitioning our dear Lord on savoir, the State, to do what it does best and kill off all humans. That way we can truly have a drug free and peaceful world.

  • Portugal has seen a dramatic decrease in drug addiction across the board. The USA has spent a trillion dollars on the war on drugs with little to no results. Correction Corporation of America had bribed judges for longer sentences so they can line their pockets. Just think how much more effective dumping that money into rehab, education and prevention would be.

  • Chris

  • what people today don’t realize cannabis is a Herb not a drug … think about it people do you take meds and what are meds >>>drugs

  • Why is the banning of drugs called “War On Drugs” but the war in syria called “Syrian Civil War”?

  • Interesting read! I think it would be a good move to follow Portugal’s idea, maybe not to decriminalize the harder stuff such as Meth, Crack etc. But to give people the freedom to make their own mind’s up as to whether they use cannabis or alcohol etc. Personally, I have used cannabis in the past for many years. I enjoyed the sensation of being high and getting busy! Gardning, cleaning the car, etc! Never a heavy user, just enough to get merry. I don’t drink alcohol as a rule so it was my only vice.

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    • Well, I have an announcement for you…stop reading the NKJV. It’s one of the worst versions out there as far as changing the wording and omitting the name Jesus. Get yourself a KJV, the truest form of the Word.

  • Legalize all drugs and tax them like alcohol,tobacco invest in rehabilitation instead of prisons there is a shortage of rehabs now and reap in the profits the drug dealers were making we will be saving lives because the drugs will be consistent in purity witch is why most overdoses occur takes drugs off the streets less violence the war on drugs is a failure always will be

  • I have been smoking for 50 years,no psychotic happenings cures my pain, helps me when i am feeling down relaxes me, and have enjoyed and will enjoy many more years.. If people have psychotic episodes it’s because it is already in their heads, and dope is a catalyst that may sparsk it off.

  • so if this info is public knowledge the general public wants it legal guess the question of the day is why will the government not legalize or decriminalize ?answer you guessed private prisons unlimited law enforcement tools and generally just a great way for the government to make money

  • I’ve died 5 times smoking marijuana.

  • Keep on smoking G W

  • Hey free thought project – you’re placing too much trust in ppl actually reading the article – most wont – they’ll see “Drurgs r bayaad mmkay?” but totally miss the bit about cannabis not being harmful :p

  • Are you just saying ” just say no”?

  • Cannabis you say? Well yes, if you want it to be legal everywhere

  • Using the M word perpetuates Ignorance, in addition poorly written head lines, such as this one

  • Cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis cannabis

  • why don’t you show a picture of a “poppy” ?

  • i’ve been trying to over dose for 22 years now. no matter how much i eat and smoke, i just get sleepy and have a great nap. naps are dangerous, ban weed.

    • i’m loading a bowl of mary j up right now. gonna see if maybe this bowl is my turn to die. the million bowls before it wasn’t enough.

  • THEY VOTED FOR IT.

  • no one has died from smoking real pot

  • Steve Alspaugh

  • Genius title. Wow that is some insight

  • I read the article and I get the point, but the headline is very misleading.

  • let the addicts have their vices

    • and if someone wants to cut themselves or destroy their bodies in any other ways let them do that as well

    • its that simple!!!!!!!! foolish nonsense

  • Bernie has pledged to end the War on Drugs, and take cannabis off of the Schedule list. Vote for Bernie. No More War on our own people! That’s , like, suicide….,

  • Marijuana has a tendency to make you feel good… If you feel good you are less inclined to go out and buy shit you don’t need.. You will probably say to yourself “this guy is full of shit” every time you turn on FOX news.. It might become painfully obvious to you what a crock of shit organized religion is… see there are a lot of reasons to keep it illegal… just very few good ones…

  • pot is a plant and cures cancer — your coffee and cigs are NARCTOTICS! – this is obvious big pharma propaganda!

  • deaths of pot OD = ZERO imbeciles