Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network
You may remember the CLN story from last week titled “Media Lies About Cannabis Overdose Dangers”, which was partly inspired by the CBC’s story that spread misinformation and fear with this headline: “Spike in cannabis overdoses blamed on potent edibles, poor public education”.
Well, it seems that the CBC is backtracking over its usage of the term “cannabis overdose” after significant backlashon social media and after talking to a few more doctors in a new piece released yesterday.
As emergency room physician Eddy Lang told CBC:“It’s almost impossible, as far as I know, to ingest so much [cannabis] that you would lose consciousness or be unable to maintain your vital functions.”
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of overdose is:
1: too great a dose (as of a therapeutic agent); also : a lethal or toxic amount (as of a drug)
2: an excessive quantity or amount