Cannabis can kill without the influence of other drugs
- 15:31 20 February 2014 by Helen Thomson
The first full post-mortems of people who died after smoking cannabis suggest that the drug can kill unaided.
Cannabis has been known to cause death when laced with other substances, by triggering a heart condition or by causing respiratory cancers. But whether it can be directly lethal has remained unclear. A 2011 report from the UK Department of Health says no cases of fatal overdose have been associated with cannabis.
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