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(Baton Rouge Advocate)   Louisiana reports first confirmed death by marijuana overdose, confirming once and all it is a deadly narcotic   (theadvocate.com) divider line
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2019-06-11 05:55:36 PM  
All this confirms is that the coroner down there is an ignorant asshole.


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2019-06-11 05:58:26 PM  

shastacola: All this confirms is that the coroner down there is an ignorant asshole.


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You're right.  Seriously... who can trust a guy named Christy.
 
2019-06-11 05:59:30 PM  

BunkyBrewman: shastacola: All this confirms is that the coroner down there is an ignorant asshole.


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You're right.  Seriously... who can trust a guy named Christy.


Only a boy named Sue
 
2019-06-11 06:01:30 PM  
Weed is not a narcotic.
 
2019-06-11 06:05:38 PM  
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Doesn't make me mad (i.e. crazy). Just makes me laugh at stupid shiat.
 
2019-06-11 06:07:42 PM  

no1curr: Weed is not a narcotic.


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2019-06-11 06:08:29 PM  
Nearly happened one other time, tho....

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2019-06-11 06:10:27 PM  
More information in the article's cited link: https://www.theadvocate.com/new​_orlean​s/news/article_c695d6e2-7c0f-11e9-b608​-d75bc0466efa.html

Basically yes, it's bullshiat. Guy couldn't seem to find any other reason for respiratory failure, and since she had THC in her system, it must be the THC.
 
2019-06-11 06:13:03 PM  

naughtyrev: no1curr: Weed is not a narcotic.

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Here ya go....

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/ how YOU doin'?
 
2019-06-11 06:13:16 PM  
That happened to my friend Becky. Please don't wind up like Becky.
 
2019-06-11 06:18:41 PM  
Louisiana corners are elected and do not require any medical training. This is  the same as the crazy guy on a corner yelling the end is near.
 
2019-06-11 06:28:37 PM  
I'm sure it is possible to OD on THC, especially with edibles, but it's even easier to OD on nicotine or alcohol.
 
2019-06-11 06:29:55 PM  

eurotrader: Louisiana corners are elected and do not require any medical training. This is  the same as the crazy guy on a corner yelling the end is near.


Do they have to elect corners that go left AND right? Is that just on roads, or does that apply to structures, too?
 
2019-06-11 06:31:28 PM  

Ambivalence: I'm sure it is possible to OD on THC, especially with edibles, but it's even easier to OD on nicotine or alcohol.


I'm fairly confident that the feeling of satiety would overtake you long before you could eat enough to overdose on it. You would probably feel quite sick, in fact, just from eating enough, or the food itself would not taste good if the volume was high enough.
 
2019-06-11 06:39:48 PM  

naughtyrev: eurotrader: Louisiana corners are elected and do not require any medical training. This is  the same as the crazy guy on a corner yelling the end is near.

Do they have to elect corners that go left AND right? Is that just on roads, or does that apply to structures, too?


Love autocorrect.
 
2019-06-11 06:40:50 PM  
Overdoses are calculated by amount of drug/body weight, right?  There isn't enough weed in Cali, Oregon, and WA to reach the needed LD50 for those tubbies in Louisiana.
 
2019-06-11 06:43:53 PM  
LaPlace is an exit on Highway 10. That's all.
 
2019-06-11 06:46:43 PM  
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2019-06-11 08:43:56 PM  
If it was even remotely possible to die from weed, I wouldn't be sitting here typing my biased opinion.
 
2019-06-11 08:48:14 PM  
"I'm thinking this lady must have vaped this THC oil and got a high level in her system and (it) made her stop breathing, like a respiratory failure,

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Seriously.  I could maybe understand her having a bad high causing a panic attack where she stops breathing.  
BUT THAT IS STILL NOT farkING OVERDOSING ON THC
 
2019-06-11 09:11:25 PM  
"I'm thinking this lady must have..."

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2019-06-11 09:15:44 PM  

italie: "I'm thinking this lady must have..."

Doctor like typing not detected


A real  Doc would have written " idiopathic" cause.
 
2019-06-11 09:28:39 PM  

eurotrader: italie: "I'm thinking this lady must have..."

Doctor like typing not detected

A real  Doc would have written " idiopathic" cause.


He would have said homeopathic, but was afraid that meant butt stuff.
 
2019-06-11 09:29:48 PM  
She actually went to the ER 3 weeks prior for respiratory issues, and they sent her home with orders to get some OTC meds. Funny how they leave that part out of the article 🙄

/I'm trying to find the better article
 
2019-06-11 09:30:29 PM  
Obligatory:

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2019-06-11 09:30:29 PM  

MrBallou: That happened to my friend Becky. Please don't wind up like Becky.


I pretty sure that was Taylor Swift.
 
2019-06-11 09:34:03 PM  

lesliessexxy: She actually went to the ER 3 weeks prior for respiratory issues, and they sent her home with orders to get some OTC meds. Funny how they leave that part out of the article 🙄

/I'm trying to find the better article


Found it:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo​r​ld/americas/thc-overdose-death-marijua​na-oil-cannabis-weed-louisiana-coroner​-a8953756.html
 
2019-06-11 09:34:43 PM  
Some asshole in LA is trying to be that first fscker who gets into the history books. 

You cannot OD on pot.
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CAN. NOT.

But then again: 

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2019-06-11 09:35:21 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Obligatory:

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Yup, came for Willie, thanks ...
 
2019-06-11 09:35:33 PM  
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2019-06-11 09:35:44 PM  
Is this where all the weed-noggins come in and say that his findings are complete bullshiat because reasons?
 
2019-06-11 09:36:50 PM  
Asthmatic response, next.
 
2019-06-11 09:37:32 PM  

abhorrent1: Is this where all the weed-noggins come in and say that his findings are complete bullshiat because reasons?


Yes. Because reasons.

Now stfu while the adults are talking.
 
2019-06-11 09:37:47 PM  
Headline is bad.  She didn't overdose on marijuana, she supposedly overdosed on THC from vaping THC oil.

Now with that cleared up, she certainly didn't overdose on THC .
 
2019-06-11 09:38:32 PM  

Ambivalence: I'm sure it is possible to OD on THC, especially with edibles, but it's even easier to OD on nicotine or alcohol.


Cutting insight, as usual. Thanks Amb, back to you reality.
 
2019-06-11 09:41:07 PM  
So someone smoked like six pounds of weed in one sitting?  Pretty sure the smoke itself or oxygen displacement (or whatever the medical term for that is) and not the THC would be the deciding factor in death.

Also, stop calling marijuana a narcotic.  Narcotics are opium-derived drugs, or synthetic variations thereof.  Stop using it as a catch-all for illicit drugs.  And make weed legal everywhere (with age and vehicle/heavy machinery usage restrictions) and tax accordingly.  Who cares if the DEA loses a bunch of funding?  They should be focusing on meth labs and imported Chinese fentanyl anyway.

/drunkish and DNRTFA
 
2019-06-11 09:41:30 PM  

naughtyrev: no1curr: Weed is not a narcotic.

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HOW you doing?  I got you covered here.

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2019-06-11 09:41:42 PM  
Cannabis is so safe that no LD50 has ever been clinically or experimentally determined. Even if (and I still don't actually believe it) THC was the cause of death, it is still so safe that the entire scientific, medical, and law enforcement community can point to exactly one possible death. There is possibly no safer drug known to man.
 
2019-06-11 09:42:13 PM  
Any coroner's report that begins with, "I'm thinking..." is complete rubbish and should be used as toilet paper. Know the cause and manner of death with no doubt, or it's undetermined.
 
2019-06-11 09:42:16 PM  
You are significantly more likely to be killed by a falling 200lbs bale of marijuana than to die from smoking.
 
2019-06-11 09:42:55 PM  

abhorrent1: Is this where all the weed-noggins come in and say that his findings are complete bullshiat because reasons?


No, this is where we come in to say his findings are bullshiat because of an absence of reasons.
 
2019-06-11 09:43:19 PM  

scottydoesntknow: More information in the article's cited link: https://www.theadvocate.com/new_​orleans/news/article_c695d6e2-7c0f-11e​9-b608-d75bc0466efa.html

Basically yes, it's bullshiat. Guy couldn't seem to find any other reason for respiratory failure, and since she had THC in her system, it must be the THC.


Nope.  Nope.  Nope!  It's because she got vaccinated.  That's what killed her.
 
2019-06-11 09:44:25 PM  

namegoeshere: Any coroner's report that begins with, "I'm thinking..." is complete rubbish and should be used as toilet paper. Know the cause and manner of death with no doubt, or it's undetermined.


Being Louisiana, shouldn't it have started with, "Ya'll knows what we gots here is,..."
 
2019-06-11 09:44:28 PM  
I am suprised to hear that the guy was even a doctor. Figured he was like a mortician or paramedic that got elected.
 
2019-06-11 09:44:44 PM  
FTFA - ""I'm thinking this lady must have vaped this THC oil and got a high level in her system and (it) made her stop breathing, like a respiratory failure,"

You're thinking?? So in other words, this is an opinion rather than a fact.

Not today Jeff Sessions...
 
2019-06-11 09:44:52 PM  

Ambivalence: I'm sure it is possible to OD on THC, especially with edibles, but it's even easier to OD on nicotine or alcohol.


It is something that is possible, but it's a wild range for what might be the toxic level. One of the physio/neuroscience textbook details puts it as two examples. On the low end, it would be equivalent to smoking 900 average THC cigarettes at once for about 1-2 minutes (for a 160 pound male). One the high end, I've seen it listed as needing to smoke 100 pounds of marijuana every minute for 15 minutes. So doable that there is an amount of THC that can do it, but you'd die of tons of other things first. Same is up there with LSD, the amount you need to be toxic far exceeds what anyone could reasonable afford to own/take. Deaths related to the drug wouldn't be toxicity from active ingredient only what is it would be used with or actions taken while on it.
 
2019-06-11 09:45:02 PM  

Ambivalence: I'm sure it is possible to OD on THC, especially with edibles, but it's even easier to OD on nicotine or alcohol.


Having a bad trip is not an OD.  This was not an OD.  This is a bad Doc fear mongering.
 
2019-06-11 09:45:03 PM  

djfitz: Cannabis is so safe that no LD50 has ever been clinically or experimentally determined. Even if (and I still don't actually believe it) THC was the cause of death, it is still so safe that the entire scientific, medical, and law enforcement community can point to exactly one possible death. There is possibly no safer drug known to man.


Preach. Even water is more dangerous

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgia-​t​een-dies-from-drinking-too-much-water-​gatorade/
 
2019-06-11 09:45:34 PM  
Great.  Whether or not she died from a THC overdose (my history based opinion is that she did not), from now on in every single weed thread, we'll get to see a link to this posted by a certain someone as unequivocal proof that weed kills and should go back to being illegal.
 
2019-06-11 09:45:38 PM  

Usernate: You are significantly more likely to be killed by a falling 200lbs bale of marijuana than to die from smoking.


The CDC and thousands of well-respected doctors, and millions of regular people disagree with you.
 
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