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Can you really die, overdose on cannabis?! Is the coroner wrong?

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I would think if it were possible to overdose on just straight marijuana I would have overdosed on it years ago.

I understand everybody’s body chemistry is made up differently and reacts to substances in many ways. But I honestly believe something else would have to be involved also.

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#3

Yes, the coroner’s diagnoses is highly controversial.

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#4

I can totally understand why especially with it being the first one recorded in the United States.

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I wonder if they ever tested the vape pen to see if there was anything else in with the THC. Sometimes they leave little details out like that for their own reasons.

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#7

I suspect the lung infection had more to do with it than anything.

She should of stopped smoking and vaping until her lungs healed.

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#8

I totally agree with that and she should have been told that. She might have been told and just didn’t listen to the doctors.

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#9

But I do think the vape pen could still be tested, maybe it wasn’t cleaned properly or regularly and contributed to the lung infection.

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#10

That and I’d also be concerned with where the juice came from. Was it homemade or was it dispensary bought? If it was homemade by someone else maybe she didn’t know everything that went into it.

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#11

Remember though; the article said toxicology showed nothing but THC in the blood. So other chemicals presumably would show up. My first thought was something like home made vape juice made with ethylene glycol insted of propylene: that would be fatal.

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#12

That’s my thought, but wouldn’t that show up in an autopsy also?

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#13

@macgyver_stoner I should have died every day this week is that’s the case

Surprise…I’m alive :rofl:

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#14

The brief article I read, but can’t seem to find anymore said something along the lines of: the corner found no other substances nor any other cause of death, so that’s why it was recorded as a THC overdose… but now that I can’t seem to find it… maybe that article was just a dream.

So, based on what we know about other substances, an overdose typically causes one or more of the systems in the body to either shutdown or run into overdrive also causing catastrophe… this is how things in the opiate family work and how alcohol gets you… your body fails when you have too much. I’m not sure that anyone has even been able to fathom a guess as to how an overdose from THC would look… I’d love to know more about those theories.

So does this mean that the corner is claiming to know how exactly a THC overdose presents in a patient?

I’m strongly suspicious that this is just some news agency intentionally misreading a coroners report and doing the usual mass hysteria thing.

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#15

I don’t think you can die but I did put myself in the hospital when I ate 2500 mg of shatter .I was toxic for almost a week I dryheaved and broozed up my insides real bad. But I used to smoke 30 g a day that never hurt me

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I’m honestly not sure if you can fatally overdose on cannabis. I noticed that her blood level of THC was 8.4ng/ml. The legal driving limit in WA and CO is 5ng/ml. That’s 1.68 times the driving limit. If we liken that to alcohol, a legal limit of 0.08%, 1.68x 0.08 = 0.1344%. Could that be fatal? While it might not kill most it seems like it could be fatal for some. On another note, however, the medulla oblongata which regulates breathing and heart rate, has very few CB1 receptor-enabled cells. So, can you overdose? I really don’t know.

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#17

Ethelyene Glycol is hard to detect. This is why poisoning by radiator coolant is so popular.

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#18

Interesting, I had a friend that was determined to have died like that, someone slipped it in his alcoholic drink at a bar. They never found out who.

He also didn’t report feeling bad right away as he thought it was just a hangover.

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#19

Great now that I read this comment… nothing better happen to my ex…

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#20

They probably only tested for known drugs, not harsh chemicals from vape liquid.

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