The rate has held steady from previous years.
"More persons died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2014 than during any previous year on record"
-Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant: The rate of absolutely zero deaths from a marijuana overdose remained steady from last year, according to figures released this month by the Centers for Disease Control. But while Americans aren't dying as a result of marijuana overdoses, the same can't be said for a range of other substances, both legal and illicit.
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