Damn it. I figured it would be something like that, but really wanted to be wrong.
Very sad indeed.
That's a real heartbreaker. Guess he was trying to get help. So sorry for his family and friends. Hope he has the peace he was trying to find.
Remind me again why Oxycodone is legal and marijuana isn't. How many people have died from each again?
Friends say NHL enforcer Derek Boogard felt the pain, too - ESPN
This is a really sad read.
either way, it's not necessarily..."Legal" per se...
Just like anything, if it's overdosed, abused, or mixed with substances it's deadly. Thus falls into the hands of the consumer to be responsible.Quote:
Under the Controlled Substances Act, oxycodone is a Schedule II drug because it "has a high potential for abuse," because it "has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions," and because use of the drug "may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence." According to Section 829 of the Act, Schedule II drugs must be dispensed only with the written prescription of a practitioner except in certain situations (e.g., "dispensed directly by a practitioner, other than a pharmacist," or "dispensed upon oral prescription (i.e. telephone)" in "emergency situations only"). Furthermore, Section 829 specifies that prescriptions for Schedule II drugs cannot be refilled.
As of April 2010 an "abuse resistant", controlled release formulation of Oxycontin was approved for sale in the United States. The reformulated OxyContin is intended to lessen the ability to tamper with the opioid medication — from being cut, broken, chewed, crushed or dissolved, however, there is no evidence that the reformulation of OxyContin is less subject to misuse, abuse, diversion, overdose, or addiction. The abuse resistant formulation is recognizable by a pill marking "OP" on one side and the milligrams of oxycodone contained within the pill on the other. The previous formulation has an "OC" marking replacing the "OP" of the new formulation.
Problem with Marijuana is there is no generally "Accepted" Medical use for it, where as OxyContin DOES have significant medical use. And also, like Heroine, it is a big income for drug cartels, gangs, and trafficking thus making it an "enemy" to many. I have no stance on the opinion either way
However, comapring the legality of Marijuana to Oxycodone is like asking, why is Morphine "legal" and not PCP? or why do you have to register a hand gun, but not a kitchen knife?
A more compelling argument? Why is Alcohol legal and Marijuana not?
just my off topic two cents :)