During Thursday's Senate hearing on the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) used his time to ask the CEO of an anti-legalization organization several important questions.

Fetterman pressed anti-cannabis crusader Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana about data regarding marijuana-related deaths as compared to deaths resulting from alcohol, tobacco, over-the-counter painkillers and opioids. Sabet, whose testimony to other Senators tended to paint a dangerous picture of legal cannabis from death to addiction to dysfunction. 

Fettterman asked Sabet whether Canada had "slid into anarchy" after it legalized cannabis in 2018.

“Do you oppose legal cannabis because of the deaths?" Fetterman asked. "If so, what about the 120,000 annual deaths from alcohol or 400,000 deaths from tobacco? Have there been any deaths from cannabis?”

Sabet, who initially waffled, finally admitted that there have been no known cases of deaths caused by THC overdoses, anywhere. 

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