With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:

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The rate of absolutely zero deaths from a marijuana overdose remained steady from last year, according to figures released this month by the Centers for Disease Control. But while Americans aren’t dying as a result of marijuana overdoses, the same can’t be said for a range of other substances, both legal and illicit.

 

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