Will the result of increased legalization of marijuana be the reason for increased deaths from fatal drug overdoses?
Nationally, suspected overdose submissions to ODMAP rose nearly 16.6 percent this year, based on a 30-day rolling mean comparison of January through April 2019 to the same time frame in 2020. The raw numbers show an increase of almost 11.4 percent for fatal overdoses, and an increase of 18.6 percent for nonfatal overdoses during that time frame. (Google August 31, 2020)
The Purpose of This Post
Is to wonder what is fueling the increase in the USA of drug overdoses.
“And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.” (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
What’s My Point?
A Chicago Tribune article titled: Weed Sales are soaring in Illinois…because the use of recreational marijuana is no longer concerned as a harmful VICE.
However, the news is not reporting that deaths from drug titled; are also risings.
My point is to wonder if there is a direct correlation to the rising sales and death rates from drug overdoses?
In My Opinion
If there is a direct correlation, perhaps we need to consider what will happen in the future as more and more people are introduced to drugs as a form of recreation. We already know there is medical evidence that a significant number of marijuana users will bridge to become hard drug addicts who will overtime become victims to death from drug overdoses.
If so, was the decision to legalize recreational marijuana wise or foolish?
In my opinion, based on the increased number of gangland shootings in Chicago related to drug profits from hard drugs, the law did not decrease crimes related to drug sales and profits.
I also wonder if politicians who favor eliminating Federal laws of marijuana in Washington being driven in the Senate by Kamal Harris, the Democratic Party choice for VICE President.
Will passing a Federal Law to legalize recreational marijuana the USA Congress help to promote even more use of recreational marijuana and perhaps more drug addicts to overdose?
If so, does this mean that Kameela Harris will live up to her title of VICE Prescient if elected?
Or should Congress have a study made before voting to understand why more drug deaths that are occurring is because of the direct correlation to legalization of recreational marijuana?
Read the Source Links below and a previous post.
Is there a direct correlation and if so, is it Madness and Folly for Congress to vote to approve to legalize recreational marjuanna?
If so, who will you vote for in the 2020 Presidential as your choice for VICE President?
Chicago Tribune August 7, 2020
Kamala Harris – Marijuana
Recreational Drugs is a Lethal Oxymoron
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