Monday, November 7, 2011

Deaths per Year Due to Alcohol vs. Marijuana

   According to FDA reports, there were an average of 33 deaths per year that could be attributed to marijuana use, between January 1997 and June 2005. In all of these cases marijuana was listed as a secondary factor in the death. Not one case stated marijuana as a primary factor. (1.)
   Excessive alcohol use, on the other hand, was a factor in approximately 79,000 deaths per year, between 2001 and 2005. Excessive alcohol use was the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for people in the United States for this time period. (2.)