COLORADO DOCTORS CLAIM FIRST MARIJUANA OVERDOSE DEATH

COLORADO DOCTORS CLAIM FIRST MARIJUANA OVERDOSE DEATH

Brandon Rittiman | November 17, 2017

Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago.

The case report was published in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine and is co-authored by a pair of doctors at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, which is housed at Denver Health.

The doctors behind the case report, Doctors Thomas Nappe and Christopher Hoyte, worked on the baby’s care as part of their duties at the regional poison control center. They claim that damage to the child’s heart muscle, which was listed as the boy’s cause of death, was brought on by ingesting marijuana. This is the first news story in which either of the doctors publicly discussed the case that was published in a medical journal in March of this year.
COLORADO DOCTORS CLAIM FIRST MARIJUANA OVERDOSE DEATH





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