[ExI] gay bomb again

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Jun 24 09:32:35 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 23, 2007 at 01:12:45PM -0700, Chris Hibbert wrote:
> > This caused me to wonder about Gene's notion of finding a behavior modifying
> > chemical that spans orders of magnitude in first effects to fatal toxicity
> > ratio.  "Grass" smokings have always appeared to me as peaceful types, not
> > wanting to "rumble" as do some devourers of alcohol.  Yet I have never heard
> > of anyone perishing by overdosing "maryjane or "weed".  Can that happen?
> > Anyone know?
> I thought the authoritative position was that there isn't a lethal dose 
> of marijuana, but a bit of googling set me straight.  The ratio between 
> the effective dose and a lethal dose might be as high as 1:1,000,000. 
> (I also saw estimates of 1:20K and 1:40K.)  But it appears to be agreed 
> that there are zero cases on record of human deaths from overdosing on 
> marijuana.  The million-to-one ratio occurs in small rodents due to 
> profound central nervous system depression.

There was a case of a few cows (in Netherlands?) die after feasting on
a bale of cannabis.

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