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GET THE FACTS: How many people die per year from cannabis?

You’ve probably heard a lot about how “dangerous” cannabis can be, but we want to set the record straight. Let’s look at the major causes of deaths, annually:

  • Major Cardiovascular Diseases [MCD] = 796,494 deaths
  • Tobacco = 435,000
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases = 149,205
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents [subset of Total Accidents]  =  35,369
  • Influenza and Pneumonia = 56,979
  • Alcohol-Induced Deaths = 29,001
  • Aspirin = 7,600
  • Peanuts = 100
  • Marijuana = 0

Zero people have died as a result of cannabis use. Huffington Post wrote a great story about the increase year-after-year in marijuana-related deaths, from zero to zero. This means that peanuts is 100 times more deadly than marijuana.

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