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Contaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patient contaminated, Death, cancer

After his death, testing of 20 medical marijuana samples from across the state found the vast majority were contaminated with dangerous bacteria and fungi.

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Police: Virginia Teen Killed 14-Year-Old Who 'Told on Him Death, Teen

A 17-year-old boy beat a 14-year-old to death in Virginia last month after he asked the younger teen to smoke marijuana with him and the younger boy told an adult, law enforcement sources told News4.

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Death of Muslim teen was an accident, not a hate crime, police investigation finds youth, Death, Washington

Warsame told his schoolmate he had never smoked marijuana and would like to try it, and the two smoked together, according to the report.

A toxicology screen by the medical examiner found “relatively high levels”  of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive constituent in marijuana, in Warsame’s system.

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Heavy teen marijuana use may cut life short by 60 Teens, usage, Death

Swedish researchers analyzed the records of more than 45,000 men beginning in 1969 and 1970. The scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm reported that 4,000 died during the 42-year follow-up period, and men who'd used marijuana heavily at ages 18 and 19 were 40 percent more likely to die by age 60 compared to guys who hadn't used the drug.

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Woman killed in pot-linked Gresham crash aided dialysis patients, hungry seniors Oregon, Gresham, Death

Kembel's is the highest-profile death associated with cannabis since it became legal for adults to purchase recreational marijuana in Oregon last week. Police said Tuesday it was unclear to what extent marijuana impairment had been a factor in the crash.

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Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookie youth, edibles, Death

Over the next few hours, the man showed erratic speech and hostile behaviors, the report said. About 2.5 hours after he ate the whole cookie, he jumped off a balcony on the fourth floor of his building, and died from trauma from the fall, the report said.

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Keizer mother sentenced to 11 years in prison for son's death Death, fire, impaired

"She said she didn't know where her son was, and then saw him standing in the living room and made the decision to walk to the manager's office for help instead of going in and getting him out," Nelson said.  By the time she returned, Sosa-Martinez could see her son through the flames, it wasn't too late.

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Notes from the Field: Death Following Ingestion of an Edible Marijuana Product — Colorado, March 2014 Death, edibles, Colorado, CDC 8
An Increasing Number of Young Children Are Being Exposed to Marijuana, Study Shows Children, exposure, Death, Studies

The study, conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, showed a 147.5% increase in marijuana exposure among children younger than 6 years old between 2006 and 2013. That rate spiked by 610% over the same period in states where marijuana was legalized for medicinal purposes before 2000.

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Marijuana Intoxication Blamed In More Deaths, Injuries Death, denver

Another death in Colorado has been listed as having “marijuana intoxication” as a factor, according to a CBS4 investigation, and several other families are now saying they believed the deaths of their loved ones can be traced to recreational marijuana use.

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Marijuana Intoxication Blamed In More Deaths, Injuries Death, Intoxication, suicide, Colorado-0

Daniel Juarez, an 18-year-old from Brighton, died Sept. 26, 2012 after stabbing himself 20 times. In an autopsy report that had never been made public before, but was obtained by CBS4, his THC level — the active ingredient in marijuana — was measured at 38.2 nanograms. In Colorado, anything over 5 nanograms is considered impaired for driving.

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$55,000 cash bond imposed in unborn child's death impaired, Death, Fatalities, car crashes

 Russell admitted he had smoked marijuana at lunch and again as he drove to pick up his children in Brodhead, the criminal complaint indicates.“All I did was smoke a bowl of marijuana. It's not like I am high,” Russell is quoted as saying in the criminal complaint.“The defendant did not seem to understand that smoking marijuana and driving were illegal,” the complaint states

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Marijuana wax: A clear and present danger hash oil, Minnesota, fire, Death, overdose

Smoking or ingesting the wax can be deadly. Two teens overdosed in Duluth after using the drug.

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Autopsy: Ulele server accidentally drowned in Mango Lake Death, car crashes 2, alcohol, Florida, tampa

The autopsy showed Foster had a .098 milligrams-per-liter level of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the intoxicating ingredient of marijuana. Pearson said that is a significant level.
“That indicates very recent use,” she said. “I would say she used marijuana within a half-hour or an hour before she died.”

 

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Man fatally shoots himself after eating 5 marijuana candies Colorado-0, Death, edibles 15
Marijuana Edibles Blamed For Keystone Death Colorado-0, Death, edibles 16
Boulder skier dies after suspected collision with tree at Eldora Mountain Resort Death, Colorado-0, Colorado 17
Epilepsy Studies epilepsy, Charlotte's Web, Death 18
Grand jury opts not to indict NASCAR's Tony Stewart in fatal incident Death, impaired

20-year-old Ward “was under the influence of marijuana” at the time of the Aug. 9 race at levels “enough to impair judgment.”

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Pandora’s ganja box OpEd, Death 20
August 2014- Legalization of MJ Impact Colorado Colorado-0, youth, car crashes 2, Death, exposure, alcohol 21
Colorado lawsuit alleges cannabis overdose from fairground candy Colorado-0, candy, Death, overdose 22
Marijuana Linked to the Death of Two Young Men in Germany Death, heart 23
A Kansas foster father was high on marijuana when he left a 10-month-old girl in a hot car, where she died, prosecutors said Friday. Death, baby 24
Deputies: Adults smoking pot while pit bulls kill 4-year-old boy Death, neglect 25
Six Ways Science Says Marijuana May Hurt Your Health addiction, heart, car crashes 2, Impairment, Death, Brain 26
Winter Haven man arrested for throwing crying baby Death, abuse

“This is just another example of marijuana abuse linked to child abuse,” says Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

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Deadly Impact of Medical Marijuana in Colorado video, statistics, crime, Colorado, Death 28
Palm Bay man charged in pedestrian death Impairment, Death, DUI, pedestrians, Fatalities, car crashes

A blood sample was taken from Asker after a police investigator detected marijuana impairment.

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Colo. lawmakers get blunt, move to tighten marijuana rules after two deaths Children, Death

State legislators said they were concerned by testimony from Children’s Hospital Dr. Michael DiStefano, who said that seven children had been treated since January for symptoms related to marijuana intake. Between 2005 and 2013, that number was six.

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Marijuana, crash played role in missing teen’s death Teens, Death 31
Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use heart, Death, Studies, risks 32
Denver coroner: Man fell to death after eating marijuana cookies Colorado-0, Teen, Death

The coroner also listed "marijuana intoxication" from cannabis-infused cookies as a significant condition contributing to the death.


 
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Smoking cannabis CAN kill you: German researchers identify two men who died purely as a result of using the drug overdose, Studies, Death

They discovered that the deaths of two of the patients could not be put down to anything other than marijuana use.

Both of these people were men who had died after their hearts started beating either too fast or too slowly.

The researchers believe that this change in heart rhythm – called arrhythmia - was caused by cannabis.

The reason they came to this conclusion was that both had smoked the drug within a few hours of their death and neither had any history of heart problems.

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First-woman-in-Britain-to-die-from-cannabis-poisoning Death, overdose 35
The Converstaion We aren't Having Death, addiction, legalization
  • Florida should not legalize marijuana because it is a gateway drug that is addictive and damaging to the teenage brain. Moreover, without FDA regulation there is no way to monitor the drug’s potency.
  • He then fell into the habit of taking pills in order to maintain the buzz he got from pot.
  • It is out of love for our children, for those like my son, that we must say no (to legalizing marijuana).
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Israeli pharmacists: Cannabis can cause side-effects, even death Death, Isreal, Pharmacists, Effects, Side-Effects

The effects of cannabis, the report continues, can be euphoria or dysphoria, calm, anxiety or even psychosis. Additional phenomena include heightened wakefulness followed by drowsiness, a sharpening of the senses followed by slower comprehension, and increased motor activity followed by problems of coordination. “Many of these side effects of cannabis stems from a high dosage or chronic use,” writes the pharmacists' association.

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