Ways to die from cannabis

Published: 2014-02-12, Updated: 2014-02-26

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At least her family gets the benefit of knowing that the men who killed Hoffman were punished for the crime. Unlike security guard Patrick Dorismond, who was shot and killed by an undercover New York City plainclothes cop trying to make a drug buy from him in 2000. When Dorismond became angry and began berating the narc for assuming that every African American is a drug dealer, a second undercover cop intervened, then a van abruptly drove up, plainclothes police jumped out of it and piled onto Dorismond, who by that point was desperately fighting for his life against a gang of unknown but armed assailants. He was shot during the altercation and died shortly thereafter. The police in that case were not punished, in fact the department defended this murder of an innocent man by a gang of thugs. Apparently, if an undercover cop wants you to sell him drugs, you’d better do it.

More research needed.

Given all the positive benefits of medical marijuana and its growing popularity among sick and dying Americans across the nation, it is important that the U.S. Congress should demand its agencies to conduct research on these and other case studies showing that marijuana use — or disuse, in the case of Dorismond — are both linked to numerous incidents of death at the hands of law enforcement. For more stories on this phenomenon, click here.

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