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The FDA Has Written Documentation That Patients Can Overdose On Marinol

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A search of the US Food and Drug Administration Website for the word marijuana pulls up these documents. If you click that page you will notice that it acknowledges that this is "ALL OF FDA."

One document in particular is worth reading - considering the national discussion we are having regarding medical marijuana. Click here to read it. The document is dated September 2004.

It doesn't take a mental giant to reason that the FDA has known for at least 5 years that it is possible to overdose on Marinol and even worse it can kill you.

"OVER DOSAGE
Signs and symptoms following MILD MARINOL® (Dronabinol) Capsules intoxication include
drowsiness, euphoria, heightened sensory awareness, altered time perception, reddened conjunctiva,
dry mouth and tachycardia; following MODERATE intoxication include memory impairment,
depersonalization, mood alteration, urinary retention, and reduced bowel motility; and following
SEVERE intoxication include decreased motor coordination, lethargy, slurred speech, and postural
hypotension. Apprehensive patients may experience panic reactions and seizures may occur in patients
with existing seizure disorders

The estimated lethal human dose of intravenous dronabinol is 30 mg/kg (2100 mg/ 70 kg).
Significant CNS symptoms in antiemetic studies followed oral doses of 0.4 mg/kg (28 mg/70 kg) of
MARINOL® Capsules"

The DEA promotes Marinol on their website, however they neglect to mention that it can kill you. Click here to read the FDA promotion.

The only examples of death as a result of marijuana that the DEA has been able to offer are traffic accidents. They also provide an incident in which a young woman overdosed on the drug ecstacy prior to eating marijuana and then died. Good grief the poor soul had already overdosed on ecstacy. Is that the best lethal dose of marijuana the DEA can come up with?

Source: The FDA has written documentation that patients can overdose on Marinol and that it can be lethal - National Cannabis Revolution | Examiner.com
 
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