Why You Should Care About the Number of Marijuana Overdose Deaths in America Last Year | | The Health Equity
Despite the state spending thousands of dollars a second – ticketing, kidnapping, caging, and killing evil drug users, the rate of lethal drug overdoses in the last 15 years has skyrocketed. According to the 2015 data on death rates from 2001-2014, released by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention this month: Prescription drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 2001 Opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 2001 Benzodiazepine overdose deaths have increased by more than 600% since 2001 Cocaine overdose deaths are up 42% since 2001 Heroin overdose deaths are up nearly 500% since 2001 Across the board, drug use and deaths associated with drug use have increased at alarming rates. No amount of AR-15s, SWAT police, MRAPs, or any other military gear has had a hand in lowering these statistics. In fact, the increase in overdose deaths nearly coincides with the increase in militarization in the last decade and a half. "More persons died from drug overdoses in the