There have been several speculation made by citizens in America as to legalize the marijuana consumption. In 1969, only 12% of Americans have offered support to legalize marijuana and the number has risen to 50% by 2011. Even the government in 16 states along with District of Columbia is supporting to allow people consume marijuana legally.
Several deaths have been recorded between 1997 and 2005 for taking prescription drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, Wellbutrin, Viagra, but there was not even a single case where a person died to marijuana consumption. In 2009, the self medicating substances like alcohol and tobacco have been attributed to a total death of 482,701 Americans. But the fatality risk that occurs by sniffing or talking marijuana is 0%.