[ExI] gay bomb again
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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