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The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines

| November 17

A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week.

Except that’s not what the doctors meant.

“We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the director of medical toxicology at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa.

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines






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