Retrospective study of all cases in Australia in which synthetic cannabinoid use was a mechanism contributory to death.
Professor Johan Duflou
University of Sydney
Increasing ccners reagrding harms of synthetic cannabinoid use.
The study aimed to determine:
- The characteristics and circumstances of death of all recorded cases of synthetic cannabinoid-related sudden or unnatural death in Australia,
- The toxicology of cases, and
- Their major organ pathology.
Darke,S., Duflou, J., Farrell, M., Peacock, A. & Lappin, J. (2019) Characteristics and circumstances of synthetic cannabinoid-related death. (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15563650.2019.1647344)
This paper presents the first national clinical profile of synthetic cannabinoid-related death.