Woman’s Death May Have Been First Ever From Marijuana Overdose

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It’s long been said that no one has ever died from an overdose of marijuana. There have been deaths from car accidents in which people were driving impaired from the drug, but never an actual direct overdose.

A woman who died in Lousiana recently, according to a local coroner, is the first to do so. But others are skeptical.

According to TV station WWL, the 39-year-old woman died in her apartment in February. The woman’s cause of death at first appeared mysterious, and an autopsy found that the woman, who had “relatively healthy organs and no signs of illness.” However, the medical examiner found “elevated levels of THC,” the active ingredient in marijuana.

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