I'm sure we've all heard the saying you can't overdose (and die) on marijuana. Is this true? Have people died from smoking marijuana?
Some notable claims (out of thousands)
In fact, studies suggest it is impossible to die from smoking too much marijuana. But indirect deaths are possible — and documented.
it’s important to remember how many fatally overdose on [marijuana]. Zip. Zero. That’s according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which collects data on a range of other substances, both legal and illicit, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“It is well-established in the world medical literature that cannabis is incapable of causing death by lethal overdose,” Paul Armentano, the deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), told Healthline.
He cites, among others, one study that concluded, “There are no cases of fatal cannabis poisoning in the human medical literature.”