capricorn wrote:6 "possible" deaths? So it may have caused deaths but maybe it didn't.
"Possible deaths"...EXACTLY. There is no evidence. The abstract itself says there was no other tests to show any other drugs, including alcohol.
We know cigarettes kill. We know alcohol kills. We know that prescription pills kill more people than guns. As a matter of fact, prescription pills when taken "correctly" still slowly kill you.
Yet, pot MIGHT have caused 6 deaths?
There are people (no not scientific) that claim that pot actually retarded their cancer without the "side" effects of chemo (based on mustard gas). It also allows them to eat and retain food without puking. I dare you to watch a loved one with cancer and not try anything. One of my old roommates told me that pot took away his pain. The oxycotin he "partied" with. The pills from the VA didn't help, but the pot did. You're darned right that he smoked as much of that as he wanted.
Myself, it's not my thing. I don't care if people around me smoke it. Once in a while I may have gotten a contact high. No different than concerts of old. But like 1=0 said, its their body. The libertarian that I am, I say legalize all drugs. So long as the drug user doesn't harm me, my family or my property, what they do to themself isn't my business. I can't protect somebody from themself.