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From drugwarfacts.com, here's some documentation of what most of us already know on the relative safety of ingesting psilocybin or marijuana.

(Lethal Dose by Substance) "The most toxic recreational drugs, such as GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and heroin, have a lethal dose less than 10 times their typical effective dose. The largest cluster of substances has a lethal dose that is 10 to 20 times the effective dose: These include cocaine, MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine, often called “ecstasy”) and alcohol. A less toxic group of substances, requiring 20 to 80 times the effective dose to cause death, include Rohypnol (flunitrazepam or “roofies”) and mescaline (peyote cactus). The least physiologically toxic substances, those requiring 100 to 1,000 times the effective dose to cause death, include psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana, when ingested. I’ve found no published cases in the English language that document deaths from smoked marijuana, so the actual lethal dose is a mystery."

Source: Gable, Robert S., "The Toxicity of Recreational Drugs," American Scientist (Research Triangle Park, NC: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, May-June 2006) Vol. 94, No. 3, p. 207.

http://www.americanscientist.org/libraries/documents/200645104835_307.pd...

- See more at: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Death#sthash.lpM3BhYm.dpuf

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The only death I have seen recorded was that of a elephant! I can't imagine why someone would give M to an elephant. :o

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From drugwarfacts.com, here's some documentation of what most of us already know on the relative safety of ingesting psilocybin or marijuana.

(Lethal Dose by Substance) "The most toxic recreational drugs, such as GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and heroin, have a lethal dose less than 10 times their typical effective dose. The largest cluster of substances has a lethal dose that is 10 to 20 times the effective dose: These include cocaine, MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine, often called “ecstasy”) and alcohol. A less toxic group of substances, requiring 20 to 80 times the effective dose to cause death, include Rohypnol (flunitrazepam or “roofies”) and mescaline (peyote cactus). The least physiologically toxic substances, those requiring 100 to 1,000 times the effective dose to cause death, include psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana, when ingested. I’ve found no published cases in the English language that document deaths from smoked marijuana, so the actual lethal dose is a mystery."

Source: Gable, Robert S., "The Toxicity of Recreational Drugs," American Scientist (Research Triangle Park, NC: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, May-June 2006) Vol. 94, No. 3, p. 207.

http://www.americanscientist.org/libraries/documents/200645104835_307.pd...

- See more at: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Death#sthash.lpM3BhYm.dpuf

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The only death I have seen recorded was that of a elephant! I can't imagine why someone would give M to an elephant. :o

I remember seeing that too - it was a massive LSD overdose given to an elephant for a little "experiment", and I see now there was an ensuing controversy over whether the LSD or the barbituate/thorazine administered afterwards caused the death.

http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_history4.shtml

In any case injecting an elephant with LSD is crimminal and extreme cruelty in my book.

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297MG  :o that's a ton of lsd.  What the hell were they thinking.  Bogus study should have never been published.  It looks to me like they had planned on killing the elephant before they even injected him.

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