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*1999 Institute of Medicine report on marijuana.
*Drug overdose deaths. USA chart.
*Leading causes of death. USA chart.
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Annual Causes of Death in the United States. Drug War Facts.

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1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report. [TopLink]

Quotes below
from the U.S. government's landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. Emphasis added.
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6376

Page 109: "Indeed, epidemiological data indicate that in the general population marijuana use is not associated with increased mortality. 138"
138. Sidney S, Beck JE, Tekawa IS, Quesenberry CP Jr, Friedman GD. 1997a. Marijuana use and mortality. American Journal of Public Health 87:585590.
Page 107: "When heavy marijuana use accompanies these symptoms [amotivation], the drug is often cited as the cause, but no convincing data demonstrate a causal relationship between marijuana smoking and these behavior characteristics. 23"
23. Chait LD, Pierri J. 1992. Effects of smoked marijuana on human performance: A critical review. In: L Murphy and A Bartke, Editors, Marijuana/Cannabinoids: Neurobiology and Neurophysiology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Pp. 387424.
Page 119: "There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana causes cancer in humans, including cancers usually related to tobacco use."

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Compare the above IOM report quotes to this quote about tobacco:

"Every week, 52 weeks a year, some 8000 people in this country die from tobacco-related diseases, their lives ended prematurely by an aggressive tobacco industry and the addictive properties of nicotine."
-- American Journal of Critical Care, March 2002.  "Nursing, our public deaths, and the tobacco industry." By Ruth E. Malone.
http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/cgi/reprint/11/2/102.pdf

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Drug overdose deaths. USA chart. [TopLink]

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How dangerous is marijuana...
In comparison to other substances?


A chart below from the back cover of the book
"The Emperor Wears No Clothes: 
Hemp & the Marijuana Conspiracy," by Jack Herer.

Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily
from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World
Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years
of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports.

Number_of_United_States_Deaths_per_Year.____
____________________________________________
TOBACCO__________________340,000_to_450,000_
____________________________________________
ALCOHOL._Not_including______________150,000+
________50_percent_of_all___________________
________highway_deaths_and__________________
________65_percent_of_all_murders.__________
____________________________________________
ASPIRIN._Including______________180_to_1000+
________deliberate_overdose.________________
____________________________________________
CAFFEINE._From_stress,_______1000_to_10,000_
________ulcers_and__________________________
________triggering_irregular________________
________heartbeats,_etc.____________________
____________________________________________
LEGAL_DRUG_OVERDOSE._______14,000_to_27,000_
________Deliberate_or_______________________
________accidental._From_legal,_____________
________prescribed_or_patent________________
________medicines_and_or_mixing_____________
________with_alcohol,_e.g.__________________
________Valium_and_alcohol._________________
____________________________________________
ILLICIT_DRUG_OVERDOSE________3,800_to_5,200_
________Deliberate__________________________
________or_accidental._From_________________
________all_illegal_drugs.__________________
____________________________________________
MARIJUANA________________________________0__
____________________________________________
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This CHART ABOVE is probably as accurate or inaccurate as anything the government has put out recently. No accurate statistics really exist, since it has been shown that "drug-related" deaths reported at emergency rooms and elsewhere are often only based on what people say they thought was in the pill, powder, drug, herb, substance, drink, etc. that the deceased person may or may not have taken into their body. It is often inaccurate information, and the drug is often misrepresented, adulterated, incorrectly synthesized, etc.. The person may have died of something unrelated to drug use, but if drugs are mentioned by somebody, then the death may be reported as "drug-related." Here are the official U.S. government (NCHS) statistics on deaths in the USA from "Illegal Drug Use":
"There were 19,102 Deaths From Drug-Induced Causes in 1999 (legal and illegal drugs)."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/druguse.htm --National Center for Health Statistics. (NCHS)
Several newspapers have exposed misrepresentation and fraud by government agencies concerning "drug-related" statistics:
http://www.egroups.com/message/hemp-talk/8443 and
*DrugSense FOCUS Alert. Florida Prohibitionists Artificially Inflate Drug Death Figures:
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread5820.shtml and
http://www.mapinc.org/alert/0166.html and
*5-2000. DRCnet. Florida Officials Seriously Overcount "Club Drug" Deaths:

http://www.drcnet.org/wol/138.html#floridacount and
*Medical Cannabis Links. Huge List. All health aspects. Uses, safety, studies, groups, etc.:
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/medlinks.htm and
http://corporatism.tripod.com/medlinks.htm

*5-2000. HT: [dsafe] and you wonder why Florida's drug deaths are so high! (fwd). Bad research clouds state death reports. Orlando Sentinel newspaper article.
http://www.egroups.com/message/hemp-talk/8443 and;
DrugSense FOCUS Alert. Florida Prohibitionists Artificially Inflate Drug Death Figures.
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread5820.shtml and
http://www.mapinc.org/alert/0166.html

*5-2000. DRCnet. Florida Officials Seriously Overcount "Club Drug" Deaths.
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/138.html#floridacount

*Deaths from Drug Use per 100,000 drug Users.
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Leading causes of death. USA chart. [TopLink]

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USA. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
in 2000
(unless year marked otherwise).


According to the Centers for Disease Control,
National Center for Health Statistics, and the
Journal of American Medical Association (for 1994
adverse drug reactions death numbers; April 14,
1998 issue of JAMA; 279:1200-1205, 1998).

LEADING_CAUSES_OF_DEATH_in_the_USA_in_2000,_________
unless_year_marked_otherwise._______________________
____________________________________________________
Total_deaths_______________________________2,403,351
____________________________________________________
1.__Heart_Disease____________________________710,760
2.__Cancer___________________________________553,091
3.__Stroke___________________________________167,661
4.__Chronic_Lower_Respiratory_Disease________122,009
5.__Adverse_Drug_Reactions_1994______________106,000*
______from_legal_drugs_at_doses_____________________
______used_for_prevention,__________________________
______diagnosis,_or_therapy.________________________
6.__Accidents_________________________________97,900
7.__Diabetes__________________________________69,301
8.__Pneumonia,_influenza______________________65,313
9.__Alzheimer's Disease_______________________44,536
10._Nephritis,_nephrotic_syndrome,_nephrosis__35,525
11._Septicemia________________________________30,680
12._Suicide___________________________________29,350
....________________________________________________
____Homicide__________________________________16,765
____HIV/AIDS__________________________________14,478
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Fixed_width_Courier_font_lines_up_columns.__________
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http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n273/a04.html
and
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm and
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm and
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm and
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/aids-hiv.htm and

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n272/a03.html and
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n327/a07.html

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*4-1998. Drug Reactions Kill Over 100,000 a Year in U.S.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n272/a03.html

*4-1998. Medications Kill 100,000 Annually, Study Says. "Their approach was 'conservative,' the researchers said, in that they focused only on correctly prescribed drugs. ... Nor did the researchers consider the presumably large number of people with bad drug reactions who were not subsequently hospitalized. 'The truth is we missed a lot of people,' Pomeranz says, including those who 'died at home.' "
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n273/a04.html

*5-1998. US: Give Them Their Pills, The Fuddled Masses.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n327/a07.html

*Statistical Rolodex - Deaths. [USA-1997. National Center for Health Statistics].|
http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/fastats/deaths.htm

*Statistical Rolodex - Homicide. [USA-1997. National Center for Health Statistics].|
http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/fastats/homicide.htm

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*BBSNews: Recreational Drug Deaths in the US 2002. Links, descriptions, chart.
http://bbsnews.net/drug-deaths.html

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