A Virginia state senator is making a giant stink in regards to the perils of marijuana as her state’s legalizing it … however she’s getting laughed out of the digital constructing over it.
State Senator Amanda Chase tweeted Friday that mortality charges and overdoses in Virginia had been sky-high … apparently all resulting from marijuana. She did not cite a supply for that information, however went on to plug her gubernatorial run in a stand in opposition to legalization.
She writes, “We’ve a drug drawback in Virginia, and legalizing marijuana will solely result in extra marijuana overdoses and deaths. Democrats need extra marijuana deaths. As your governor I’d no means permit marijuana to be legalized.”
Her lofty claims about weed got here the identical day the Virginia legislature handed a invoice to legalize ganja to be used and sale beginning in 2023. It is heading to incumbent Governor Ralph Northam‘s desk subsequent week, and he is already indicated he’ll signal it into regulation.
Once more, we do not know the place State Senator Chase is getting her alleged overdose stats — however a whole lot of people on-line aren’t shopping for what she’s promoting. The jokes began flying at her expense, with people saying they overdosed on weed … and had been pressured to eat in consequence.
One man wrote, “I as soon as overdosed on the marijuana and it took 6 cupcakes and a bag of pistachio nuts to convey me again from the brink. I nonetheless get munchies. #survivor.”
Tons of others had been on the identical tip. Here is the factor although … weed can apparently kill an individual. We appeared into it, and in accordance with research the Nationwide Institutes of Well being’s NCBI — which tracks such a stuff within the U.S. — marijuana has been linked to deaths … though the numbers are hazy.
Scientists say ingesting an excessive amount of — as in edibles — in a single sitting could cause overdoses/dying, particularly in youngsters. Different deaths are associated to the consequences of marijuana … as an example, automotive crashes or work accidents.
However, once more, these situations are uncommon, and people stats would not be related to the alleged marijuana scourge taking place in Virginia … in accordance with Chase, anyway.