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That's true, but even the most benign of pharma drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and tylenol kill around 7,500 people per year combined. Whereas no one is dying from marijuana, aloe, cranberry juice, etc. Virtually all of the plant deaths in the US are from people eating poisonous plants, either accidentally or to commit suicide. Despite the tens of millions of Americans using plant medicines each year, I doubt there are more than a few dozen adverse drug events from all of them combined.

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