Marjuana, Booze and Pills - Heath Ledger’s Tragic Death
Heath Ledger Death - A Bad Joke
"Heath died from acute toxicity from the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine." - Autopsy report
Eight years after Ledger's tragic death is still a hot topic. Did Heath commit suicide or was it drug overdose? What were the circumstances that led to his death? Did marijuana play a role?
Recently, Heath's father shared the family's take on the circumstances that led to his untimely death. To start with, everyone agrees that the death of this supremely talented actor was completely unnecessary and avoidable. It would appear that this passionate vagabond - with a touch of manic depression disorder - was setting the table for disaster. His sister sensed as much and this is why she tutored the genius/child Heath - as much as she could - about the dangers of mixing Booze and Pills.
"United Nations 2014 World Drug Report - Australians, Canadians and Americans are among the world’s biggest recreational drug users."
Artists, with their obviously heightened sensitivity and emotional response, the lifeblood of their drive and creativity, are particularly susceptible to drug abuse and overdose. People like Ledger can see keenly that things are messed up and these kind of people get very upset and emotional. It is a good and natural response. But they go overboard, use booze and pills to "balance" their being and there you have it, our beautiful artist becomes a drug addict.
While the family is full of love for Heath, they say that his tragic death in 2008 was entirely of his own doing. We disagree, both the artist and "society" are to blame. We blame both, but mostly the system is implicated, the man-made construct that encourages if not forces individuals to short-circuit and dysfunction.
“Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it's easier than explaining what is killing you inside.” - The Joker - Heath Ledger
Heath's painkillers came from big-pharma. Safer remedies to take the edge off, to relax and enhance creativity are out there, but the most therapeutic and safest option of them all, cannabis based medicines, was illegal at the time of Ledger's death. If Ledger had the option to purchase a cannabis product tailor made to balance him mentally, there is every chance he'd be alive today. Just look at the statistics, from any source. Just google opiates + booze + alcohol and see what you get. Google marijuana deaths from overdose and see what you get. Try medical marijuana and malpractice cases vs pharmaceutical drugs and malpractice.
Google - Medical Marijuana vs Pharmaceuticals & Alcohol
Opiates account for tens of thousands of deaths per year.
Marijuana accounts for none.
Alcohol related deaths are estimated to be near 100,000 per year
Death from diseases related to Marijuana consumption are functionally zero.
In every place where marijuana was legalized, DUI convictions went down.
In every place where marijuana was legalized, death from Heroin and hard drugs went down.
"Nearly 88,000 Americans - 62,000 men and 26,000 women die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In 2014, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 9,967 deaths (31 percent of overall driving fatalities)."
The pharmaceutical industry has pushed opiate painkillers and other toxic and harmful drug for the better part of a century. All the while, marijuana has been suppressed. Previously, the types and quality and availability of marijuana depended on drug cartels and dog's breakfast of growers, the good, the bad and the ugly. Such are the benefits of medical marijuana, and despite the fact that the best and most medicinal varieties of cannabis were not available, Cannabis became the number one commodity in the United States @ a cool $50 billion per annum.
The family said sister Kim called the night before Heath’s January death, warning the Oscar-winner that booze and pills could be a lethal combination and it was very possible to accidentally overdose. The warning came because it was the unanimous opinion of the family that Heath had no clue, really about the dangers.
“It was totally his fault, It was no one else’s. He reached for the pills. He put them in his system. You can’t blame anyone else in that situation. That’s hard to accept because I loved him so much -and was so proud of him.” - Kim Ledger
“He was a young guy that traveled all the time for work . Even as a 2-year-old, he hardly ever slept. He was trying to work and travel and do everything in a short space of time.” - Heath’s father
“He said, ‘Katie, Katie (sister), I’m fine now. I know what I’m doing.' Heath would have had no idea.”- Heath's Dad
There you have it. A lovely man, a great artist, an incredible family that succumbed to naivety and stupidity in so many ways.
MMJDoctoronline Notes: Opiate painkillers, amphetamines and other pharmaceutical preparations are associated with high death rates from overdose and cases of malpractice.For people that are worried about taking drugs that might kill the, cannabis based medicines might offer a non-toxic solution.
There are now non-psychoactive and "balanced" formulations, that don't get patients high, or are moderate in their effects. Medical marijuana medicine can be taken orally, sublingually (drops), in creams, suaves. In California, there are so many good products out there. To buy, purchase, transport or grow medical cannabis legally you need authorization; a licensed doctor's recommendation for the use of medical marijuana.
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“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” - The Joker - Heath Ledger
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“What doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger!” - The Joker - Heath Ledger
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"I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future." - Heath Ledger, basic Buddhist principle, and the double edge of the sword that is of everything.