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Did over 1000 people in the US die of cannabis overdose in 2021?

That's not what this data says. What's happening is that in cases of overdose deaths, both causative and contributing drugs get listed in this report. We have a hint in the description of the data, ...
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Has the marijuana black market in Colorado increased since the state repealed its state laws prohibiting it?

This question has one claim in the title and four others in the body 1. The black market in Colorado has increased since legalization Possible. There are claims many places including here that ...
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Are 20% of automobile drivers under the influence of marijuana?

In short: No I first tried to find the article's own source, however the Florida Department of Families and Children did not have any such information that I could find. There are other Departments of ...
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Does long-term marijuana use lead to a significant drop in IQ?

Since the original article wasn't mentioned in the question, here's a link with abstract: MEIER MH, et. al. Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife. Proc ...
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In states where medical marijuana laws are passed, did prescription painkiller sales decrease?

Yes, this was studied in Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D Health Affairs July 2016 vol. 35 pages 1230-1236 : In states with medical marijuana laws, pain ...
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Does smoking one joint give as much exposure to cancer-producing chemicals as smoking four to five cigarettes?

The USC webpage states MARIJUANA USE CONSEQUENCES The well-confirmed danger of smoking marijuana is lung damage and lung cancer. As examples: 1 joint = 5 cigarettes in terms of ...
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Did over 1000 people in the US die of cannabis overdose in 2021?

If you "Download Table" from https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/home-and-community/safety-topics/drugoverdoses/data-details/ there's a bit more detail on where these data came from: Deaths are ...
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Did Jesus use cannabis?

The Bible records the Israelites as using kaneh-bosm as anointing oil, specifically in the Old Testament. The exact composition of the oil is unclear as kaneh-bosm is an Aramaic word, although most ...
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Has the marijuana black market in Colorado increased since the state repealed its state laws prohibiting it?

The last paragraph does appear to be true, at least in the first couple of years. It is based on a study by the Colorado Department of Health. The report found a huge gap in numbers in relation to ...
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Does long-term marijuana use lead to a significant drop in IQ?

To complement Yisela's answer: There is a more recent study (from 2016) that contradicts the results of the 2012 study by Meier MH et. al: Impact of adolescent marijuana use on intelligence: Results ...
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Did DUI fatalities increase or decrease due to legalization of marijuana?

We don't know. The study cited for all the articles about the statistics for the state of Washington was one produced by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Prevalence of Marijuana Involvement in ...
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Did Time Magazine publish an article in 1931 explaining how to prepare and roll marijuana?

Time Magazine published a short article on September 7, 1931 about marijuana, but the article does not "explain how to prepare and roll marijuana". Instead, it provides a brief description ...
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Can marijuana cause seizures in children?

As @LangLangC found, there is a more recent study also reported by Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Study results showed from January 2000 through June 2017 there were 2,968 ingestions of marijuana by ...
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Does drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at the same time cause any trouble?

This psychology today article suggest that combining both can lead to severe effects and even death. Consuming too much alcohol usually leads to vomiting, as the body is getting rid of the toxins, but ...
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Does long-term marijuana use lead to a significant drop in IQ?

Cannabis is not without dangers. But these are really small in the bigger perspective. And with all drugs, dosis facit venenum. High as a kite all day and every day leads to behaviour that is unlikely ...
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Is virtually all THC absorbed by the lungs in only a few seconds?

No. According to Clinical effects and plasma levels of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) in heavy and light users of cannabis, heavy (experienced) users of cannabis achieve 23% systemic availability ...
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Is smoking weed bad for your health?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) admits that cannabis is not physically addictive, it is not a gateway to drugs, it does not cause cancer or emphysema, there is no evidence it negatively ...
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