Are Green Drugs Deadly?

ANNUAL AMERICAN DEATHS CAUSED BY DRUGS (estimated)

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  • TOBACCO …………………… 400,000
  • ALCOHOL …………………… 100,000
  • ALL LEGAL DRUGS   ….…….20,000
  • ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS   ……..15,000
  • CAFFEINE …………….…..…….2,000
  • ASPIRIN ……………………………500
  • Cannabis ……………….………. 0

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Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bureau of Mortality Statistics

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  • “The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic, with 91 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose. Opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, killed over 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

 

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