Zero Overdose Deaths From Marijuana
They may try to find every reason to keep marijuana illegal, but overdosing is not one of them. In 2015, there have been absolutely zero overdose deaths related to cannabis use.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans aren't dying because they smoke too much weed. However, 17,465 people have died from overdosing on illicit drugs like heroin and cocaine while 25,760 people have died from overdosing on prescription drugs like pain killers and tranquilizers like Valium.