In the United States recorded the world’s first death from overdose of marijuana

© AP Photo / Mel EvansКарета ambulance in Newark, USAIn the United States recorded the world’s first death from overdose of marijuana© AP Photo / Mel Evans

Doctors from Colorado claim to have recorded the world’s first death from overdose of marijuana. Doctors have described it in a study published in the journal of Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.

In hospital the 11-month-old baby. The analysis revealed that the infant had developed myocarditis was diseased heart muscle. After the patient’s death, doctors discovered in his blood and urine with a high content of the main psychoactive component of marijuana.

Experts suggest that the substance was in the blood of the baby for parents who frequently used marijuana.

Doctors look at other causes of death, for example, viruses and infections, but the version of «overdose» is a major. As the authors of the report, doctors had known about the effects of cannabis on the myocardium, but in the past none of these cases did not end with the death of the patient.

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