Pro-marijuana facts.

Pro-marijuana facts. - 1" is a very safe drug Laboratory...

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1. "Tetrahydrocannabinol   is   a   very   safe   drug.   Laboratory   animals   (rats,   mice,   dogs,  monkeys) can tolerate doses of up to 1,000 mg/kg (milligrams per kilogram). This would  be equivalent to a 70 kg person swallowing 70 grams of the drug -- about 5,000 times  more than is required to produce a high. Despite the widespread illicit use of cannabis  there are very few if any instances of people dying from an overdose. In Britain, official  government statistics listed five deaths from cannabis in the period 1993-1995 but on  closer examination these proved to have been deaths due to inhalation of vomit that  could   not   be   directly   attributed   to   cannabis   (House   of   Lords   Report,   1998).   By  comparison with other commonly used recreational drugs these statistics are impressive." Source:  Iversen, Leslie L., PhD, FRS, "The Science of Marijuana" (London, England: Oxford  University Press, 2000), p. 178, citing House of Lords, Select Committee on Science and 
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course AS 1214 taught by Professor Aas during the Spring '10 term at Acadia.

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