Cannabis as a cause of death: A review.

@article{Drummer2019CannabisAA,
  title={Cannabis as a cause of death: A review.},
  author={Olaf H. Drummer and Dimitri Gerostamoulos and Noel W.F. Woodford},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2019},
  volume={298},
  pages={
          298-306
        }
}
Why Do Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabimimetics Induce Acute Myocardial Infarction in Healthy Young People?
TLDR
Additional research is warranted to decipher the mechanisms involved, since cannabis use is being legalized increasingly and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and its synthetic analogue nabilone are indicated for the treatment of various disease states.
An overview of the adverse effects of cannabis use for Canadian physicians.
TLDR
Overall, evidence for direct and long-term adverse effects of cannabis use is minimal and additional longitudinal studies will be required to better delineate unidentified effects.
Multiple clinical risks for cannabis users during the COVID-19 pandemic
TLDR
If individuals who use cannabis regularly might be more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, this manuscript can help clinicians become more aware of cannabis risks during pandemics and develop specific intervention strategies.
Increasing Proportion of Cannabinoid-Associated Psychotic Disorders: Results of a Single-Center Analysis of Treatment Data From 2011 to 2019.
TLDR
Because antipsychotic drug choice remains a balance between efficacy, safety and adverse effect profiles, chlorpromazine could represent a relevant option in psychosis treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic if these hypothetical benefits were proved.
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Effects of Cannabis Smoking [report]
TLDR
It is essential for healthcare professionals to be aware of the impact of cannabis smoking on respiratory and cardiovascular health so that they can inform and advise their patients, as well as develop strategies to promote awareness and general cardiovascular and respiratory health.
Clinical Cardiovascular Effects of Cannabis Use
TLDR
Public health officials must consider cardiovascular health effects of marijuana as changes in legislation continue to promote increased marijuana use.
Incidence of inpatient cases with mental disorders due to use of cannabinoids in Germany: a nationwide evaluation
TLDR
The authors' evaluation demonstrates increasing numbers of ICs with mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cannabinoids in Germany and emphasizes the need for adequate prevention of such disorders.
Acute Emergency Department Presentations Related to Cannabis
TLDR
The purpose of this chapter is to introduce some of the major complications related to cannabis ingestion/exposures being seen currently.
Neurological Symptoms and Evaluation of Cerebral Blood Flow Changes with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use.
TLDR
Cerebral blood flow and resistance changes due to SC use are likely to play a role in the main pathogenesis of the neurological symptoms, increasing the frequency of ischemic or haemorrhagic strokes.
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 115 REFERENCES
Cannabis, possible cardiac deaths and the coroner in Ireland
  • W. Tormey
  • Medicine, Biology
    Irish Journal of Medical Science
  • 2012
TLDR
To attribute sudden cardiac death to cannabis, plasma THC should be measured in the toxicology screen in coroners’ cases where urine cannabinoids are positive and there is insufficient evidence in the linkage of acute cardiac death and cannabis.
Cardiovascular Complications of Marijuana and Related Substances: A Review
TLDR
There are reasons to believe that older individuals and those with risk factors for or established cardiovascular disease are at even higher danger of such events following exposure to cannabis.
Is recent cannabis use associated with acute coronary syndromes? An illustrative case series
TLDR
The widespread use of cannabis is not as innocent as is believed and can lead to severe cardiovascular problems and sudden death, not only in people at increased cardiovascular risk, but also in young people without any medical history or risk factors.
Cannabis as a precipitant of cardiovascular emergencies.
Role of cannabis in cardiovascular disorders.
TLDR
More efforts are needed to increase awareness among the public, especially youth, about the cardiovascular risks associated with cannabis use and to disseminate the accumulated knowledge regarding its ill effects.
Acute cardiovascular fatalities following cannabis use.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Reports of Fatal Cases
TLDR
These three cases demonstrate the importance of recognizing CHS as a potential cause or contributing factor to death in cannabinoid user.
K2—Not the Spice of Life; Synthetic Cannabinoids and ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report
TLDR
Urine drug immunoassays may be unreliable and in this case did not detect synthetic cannabinoids, and Cardiac catheterization revealed normal coronary arteries, no wall motion abnormalities, and normal systolic function.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...