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Death and Dying: By the Numbers In America

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 18, 2021

QUESTION: How many people in the U.S. die each day from overdoses involving PRESCRIPTION opioids?

ANSWER: According to recent data published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 41 people/day (14,965) are dying from an overdose involving prescription opioids. This CDC website – https://www.cdc.gov/rxawareness/index.html – provides resources for individuals struggling with opioid drug abuse.


That’s the estimated population in the United States as of this writing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock.




Number of American deaths from COVID-19, year-to-date (as of 1900 CST, 18 March 2021)






Number of annual tobacco-related deaths annually





Number of annual deaths from excessive alcohol consumption





Number of firearm-related deaths in 2019





Number of motor vehicle-related deaths in 2019





Number of deaths that have ever occurred from overdose of marijuana.

What are its overdose effects?”
No deaths from overdose of marijuana have been reported.”
– Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration
Marijuana Fact Sheet, April 2020

Clinical studies show that the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of marijuana vary among individuals and present a list of common responses to cannabinoids, as described in the scientific literature:

• Dizziness, nausea, tachycardia, facial flushing, dry mouth, and tremor initially

• Merriment, happiness, and even exhilaration at high doses

• Disinhibition, relaxation, increased sociability, and talkativeness

• Enhanced sensory perception, giving rise to increased appreciation of music, art, and touch

• Heightened imagination leading to a subjective sense of increased creativity

Yeah, buddy.

That sure sounds like a “dangerous” drug to me.

And THAT is OFFICIAL, coming from the DEA.

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