Doctors Claim 1st Documented Fatal Marijuana Overdose


In news that could change what we thought we knew about marijuana, as well as alter the progress of marijuana legalization, two doctors in Colorado say they've documented the first-ever fatal marijuana overdose. 

The DEA says no deaths from marijuana overdoses have ever been reported, and the National Institutes of Health says there is "insufficient evidence" for fatal THC overdoses.

 But in a case study published in CPC Emergency Medicine last March, Dr. Thomas Nappe and Dr. Christopher Hoyte of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center concluded the 2015 death of an 11-month-old child was caused by marijuana. The doctors spoke publicly about the case for the first time this week in an interview with KUSA.

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