Like alcohol, marijuana can cause deaths due to outside factors (such as traffic related accidents). But unlike alcohol, marijuana isn't killing people. 1 in 10 working age adults die from excessive drinking, yet no deaths from marijuana overdose have been reported.
Despite half of the states in America having legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes, the divisiveness of the drug remains fully intact. Fear of federal criminal liability and stigmatization leave many on the periphery of what is the fastest growing industry in North America.