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US MT: PUB LTE: Marijuana: Let's Compare Death Rates

 

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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n325/a09.html

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Pubdate: Tue, 09 Jul 2013

Source: Missoulian (MT)

Copyright: 2013 Missoulian

Contact: oped@missoulian.com

Website: http://www.missoulian.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/720

Author: John Russell

 

MARIJUANA: LET'S COMPARE DEATH RATES

 

I recently spent an hour visiting several Websites.  I was seeking figures relating to death rates in the United States from several causes.  I learned the following:

 

Tobacco use in this country kills 443,000 Americans per year.  ( Close to one every minute.  )

 

Alcohol kills 85,000 Americans.  ( More than 10 per hour.  )

 

Guns take 32,000 American lives.  ( Eighty-eight people every day.  )

 

What about deaths from marijuana? The annual total is zero.  None.

 

Let's place these numbers into a state-oriented perspective.  We can say that guns, tobacco and alcohol destroy the equivalent of Montana's entire population every 21 months or so.

 

Marijuana kills not one single Montanan.

 

Isn't it remarkable that only one of the foregoing elements is illegal in most states, including Montana?

 

John Russell, Missoula

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

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