19 Cannabis Deaths per annum?

According to a table of drug harm accompanying a piece by the excellent Prof. David ‘Nut by name but not by nature’ Nutt in today’s Guardian (and I’m sorry, but this table hasn’t been reproduced in the online version, so far as I can see), there are 19 deaths from cannabis use per annum in the UK.

Prof Nutt in his piece says, ‘… that’s one of the reasons why we thought cannabis should be class C, because you cannot die of cannabis overdose.’

So I wonder where the 19 deaths come from? Over-eating cake? Falling asleep on the sofa with a burning spliff in your hand? Failure to catch your breath because you are giggling too much? I think we should be told.

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~ by Ian Marchant on November 3, 2009.

2 Responses to “19 Cannabis Deaths per annum?”

  1. umm…yeah. what did you say Ian?

  2. Politicians are 10 years behind the times, when it comes to hemp use. People have been fighting for along time against pot prohibition with some movement going on now. Still too slow for those caught up in the jail system. Our freedoms have been trampled on by folks who know nothing about how beautiful cannabis can be for someones life. Keep up the good work.

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