This question is as old as the existence of marijuana enthusiasts. Now, when the gates to legal marijuana examination have been opened, more health benefits of weed can be discovered. As you may have heard, THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana that gets you high, has shown its positive effects for a list of diseases like cancer, HIV, insomnia, and more. Like any drug, cannabis may cause abuse and have negative effects in case of overdose.
Researchers are still trying to examine it more clearly, but it may take years to get the result. This month, one study has been published. It observed patients of about 25 years old from 1986-2011. The research has shown that a lifetime chronic use of marijuana negatively affects the verbal memory of humans. Besides, the scientists suggest that smoking weed may increase the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases later in life. The greatest risk of experiencing the negative effects of marijuana are experienced by underage users. So, for now, scientists cannot confidently say what amount of consumed marijuana is too much. The studies are ongoing, and we have to stay tuned.
What about overdose?
Well, it is obvious that you cannot overdose purely on marijuana. If you were interested in this article, then you most likely already knew the answer to the question. There is a special center in the USA that keeps track of the rates of deaths caused by marijuana overdose. And you know what? It still remains at 0. The last rating was in 2015, in December, and—you are absolutely right—still 0. Nowadays, scientists consider that the amount of deadly marijuana is between 20,000 and 40,000 times the concentration of one 1 g joint or blunt. That is right, 40k blunts or joints will kill you. The number varied for a long time, and initially it was 1,000. Here is a small tip for you: if you do not want to experience the negative effects of weed and get addicted, get acquainted with microdosing—the best way to benefit from smoking weed.
Now you surely know that the amount of weed you can die from is in fact way more than you can consume.