19 Cannabis Deaths per annum?
According to a table of drug harm accompanying a piece by the excellent Prof. David ‘Nut by name but not by nature’ Nutt in today’s Guardian (and I’m sorry, but this table hasn’t been reproduced in the online version, so far as I can see), there are 19 deaths from cannabis use per annum in the UK.
Prof Nutt in his piece says, ‘… that’s one of the reasons why we thought cannabis should be class C, because you cannot die of cannabis overdose.’
So I wonder where the 19 deaths come from? Over-eating cake? Falling asleep on the sofa with a burning spliff in your hand? Failure to catch your breath because you are giggling too much? I think we should be told.