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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Rodney Trotter, Jan 28, 2004.

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  1. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
    Jan 20 2004

    `First Brit' to die of dope poisoning

    By Richard Smith

    A YOUNG man has died from cannabis poisoning after smoking around 23,000 joints.

    Experts believe Lee Maisey, 36, is the first Briton to die as a direct result of taking the drug.

    Cannabis will be downgraded from a class B to a class C illegal drug by the Government on January 29. The move means ost small-scale users will be let off with a warning.

    Lee moked around six joints a ay for 11 years, an nquest heard. A pal found him dead last August on the living room floor of the house they shared.

    Lee had complained of a headache the day before. But coroner Michael Howells said he as free from disease.

    The cause of Lee's death was listed as ''cannabis toxicity'' after a post mortem revealed high levels in his blood. The inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure because of his illegal drug use.

    Experts warned after the case in Pembroke, Wales that cannabis can be much more powerful than users think.

    Dr Philip Guy, an addictions expert at Hull University, said yesterday: ''Cannabis is not the nice hippy drug it used to be. It is a lot stronger nowadays.''

    Dr Guy added that people who ate the drug rather than smoked it were more at risk.

    ''If you eat a large amount of cannabis it can be deadly, '' he said. ''I would not be surprised if in this case the deceased had ingested a fatal amount.''

    Cannabis has been linked to suicides and fatal accidents. But Lee's case is the first where it has been listed as a direct cause of death.

    The Government has always insisted that cannabis is harmful and should not be used.

    But Home Secretary David Blunkett says he is downgrading it to class C to help police focus on more dangerous drugs like heroin and crack cocaine.

    Blunkett said this week: ''I want to get people off trying cannabis, but I want the education message to be clear: Don't pretend cannabis and crack are the same. They are not.''

  2. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    is this the 1st guy ever in the world
    or the first "brit?"
  3. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    I refuse to be believe he actually died from the weed....
  4. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    haha what bullshit.... it looks like a stoned person typed that article.... mispellings and all..
  5. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    11 joints a day for 6 years, thats a lot of wasted money


    6 joints a day for 11 years is a lot of wasted money, got-damn i cant believe i mixed that up. Morning classes....eh
  6. JohnnyHorton

    JohnnyHorton Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 2,201 Likes Received: 0
    you read really, really, really good.
  7. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    what a crock of bullshit. the doc is unaware what the man died of, finds pot in his system, then comes to the conclusion that he od'd on marijuana? nobody has ever died from smoking too much pot. NOBODY.

    fuck you brits.
  8. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
  9. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    and spliffs, hahahha

    ERIZENO Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2003 Messages: 1,999 Likes Received: 28
    maybe if he smoked all 23,000 joints in one sitting !!!!!

    now i could see him dying due to lack of nutrition, or dehydration after too many munchies and not enough water, or even cancer from all the smoke .... but straight thc .... i doubt it.

    besides that .... how much smaller is the fatal dose of alcohol ?

    lets see
    for alcohol: Fatal dose for an adult is 300 - 500 mls of pure ethanol

    There are 300 mls of pure ethanol in 750 mls of normal strength (40% or 70° proof in the UK) spirits i.e. a little over a standard 700 ml bottle in the UK and Europe

    A standard bottle in the US (a fifth) is 750 ml. This is a little more than in Europe

    The degree proof method of measuring alcohol content differs between Europe and the US, 70° Proof alcohol in Europe is 80° Proof alcohol in the US

    Ethanol is more toxic to women than men

    for cannabis : Tolerance increases slowly. No known lethal dose.
  11. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    BOOOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOO *throws popcorn*

    ERIZENO Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2003 Messages: 1,999 Likes Received: 28
    Lets make brownies !!!!!!!

    If you take it orally, you could be in for quite a ride. The liver metabolises THC into 11-OH-*9-THC, a compound three times more psychoactive. Oral cannabis is a powerful, almost psychedelic experience, very uncomfortable if you're not expecting it. The effects are slower to come on (1 to 2 hours) and last considerably longer (around 4 hours)
  13. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    catches popcorn, but still boooooooos
  14. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    I don't know if I believe this shit.
  15. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

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