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To: NobleFree

The death rates from illegal drug overdoses in the US and the rate of addiction constitutes an epidemic throughout the country. The number of brain damaged children (autism,learning disabilities etc) who’s mothers used illegal drugs is at an all time high and is also part of this epidemic. Those who advocate the legalization of marijuana and other drugs are ignorant of history. Like Prohibition or not but after it was repealed the amount of alcohol related deaths, diseases and social dysfunction sky rocketed. sorry but it really happened and with the legalization of marijuana, thigs will get worse.


157 posted on 01/03/2019 1:05:12 PM PST by allendale (.)
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To: allendale
The death rates from illegal drug overdoses in the US

There is no evidence that anyone ever died of a marijuana overdose.

The number of brain damaged children (autism,learning disabilities etc) who’s mothers used illegal drugs is at an all time high and is also part of this epidemic.

"All time high" does not prove "epidemic" - and the degree to which marijuana has contributed is purely speculative.

Like Prohibition or not but after it was repealed the amount of alcohol related deaths, diseases and social dysfunction sky rocketed.

I know of no evidence for these claims and doubt them.

159 posted on 01/03/2019 1:11:21 PM PST by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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To: allendale

“Like Prohibition or not but after it was repealed the amount of alcohol related deaths, diseases and social dysfunction sky rocketed. sorry but it really happened”

On the contrary, figure 1 (page 11) at https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Surveillance93/Cirr09.pdf shows cirrhosis deaths flat until 1950.


162 posted on 01/03/2019 1:27:54 PM PST by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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